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University of Aberdeen

Location

Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen United Kingdom

Ranking

# =236QS World University Rankings

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375Undergraduate programs

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290Postgraduate programs

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About University of Aberdeen

As the fifth oldest University in the UK, the University of Aberdeen combines ancient tradition with the best in modern teaching and learning facilities. It has a student population of over 14,000 and a large international community drawn from more than 120 different countries. Undergraduate students are able to choose from almost 370 first degree courses, and postgraduates can undertake supervised research in all departments of the University and choose from over 120 taught Masters degrees.

 

At Aberdeen, graduate employability is at the heart of what they do with an impressive 96.6% of graduates entering into work or further study within six months The University has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research (the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results classed over 75% of the institution’s research as world leading or internationally excellent), and five Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University. Find out more: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/   

About University of Aberdeen

As the fifth oldest University in the UK, the University of Aberdeen combines ancient tradition with the best in modern teaching and learning facilities. It has a student population of over 14,000 and a large international community drawn from more than 120 different countries. Undergraduate students are able to choose from almost 370 first degree courses, and postgraduates can undertake supervised research in all departments of the University and choose from over 120 taught Masters degrees.

 

At Aberdeen, graduate employability is at the heart of what they do with an impressive 96.6% of graduates entering into work or further study within six months The University has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research (the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results classed over 75% of the institution’s research as world leading or internationally excellent), and five Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University. Find out more: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/   

Available programs

As the UK’s fifth oldest University, the University of Aberdeen combinesancient tradition with the best in modern teaching and learning facilities. Ithas a student population of over 14,000, a large international community drawnfrom more than 120 different countries and undergraduates can choose fromalmost 370 degrees.

At Aberdeen, graduate employability is at the heart ofwhat they do with an impressive 96.6% of graduates entering into work orfurther study within six months The University has an excellent reputation forteaching quality and research (the 2014 Research Excellence Framework resultsclassed over 75% of the institution’s research as world leading orinternationally excellent), and five Nobel Prize winners are associated withthe University.

Aberdeen University believes yourdegree should be planned around you. Maybe you’ve not quite decided what you’dlike to study, or maybe there are a few areas you’re interested in and youcan’t pick between them – don’t worry, Aberdeen has it covered. The institutionoffers a flexible and individual approach to your studies. You can mix, matchand switch subjects as you discover new interests and abilities on route todeciding the subject, or subjects, you finally graduate in. Find out more:https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/

Archaeology, BSc

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Archaeology, MA

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English, MA

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Geography, BSc

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Geography, MA

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Geophysics, BSc

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History, MA

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Music, BMus

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Philosophy, MA

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Accountancy, MA

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Finance, MA

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Real Estate, MA

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Computing, MA

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Engineering, BEng

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Engineering, MEng

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Anthropology, MA

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Biochemistry, BSc

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Biology, BSc

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Dentistry, BDS

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Genetics, BSc

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Immunology, BSc

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Medicine, MBChB

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Microbiology, BSc

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Pharmacology, BSc

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Physiology, BSc

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Psychology, BSc

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Psychology, MA

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Zoology, BSc

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Criminology, MA

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Divinity, BD

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Economics, MA

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Law, LLB

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Sociology, MA

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Theology, BTh

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As the UK’sfifth oldest University, the University of Aberdeen boasts 500 years ofexcellence. Associated with five Nobel Prize winners, it has a proud heritagein teaching and research and focuses on equipping postgraduate studentswith advanced knowledge and techniques in specialised orcross-disciplinary areas of study.

In themost recent Research Excellence Framework, over 75% of the University’sresearch was classified as world leading or internationally excellent. Aberdeenhas a focus on impact and innovation in its research, a fact intertwined in itsstrong history of pioneering discoveries. The University offers astimulating, supportive and inspiring environment working alongside exceptionalresearchers in top-class facilities.

Theresults speak for themselves— within six months of graduating, 96.6% ofAberdeen students go on to employment or further study, and some degreeprogrammes provide students with industry placements as well as incorporatingchartered examinations into students’ periods of study. Find out more: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/

Archaeology, MSc

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Archaeology, MSc

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Music, MMus

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Music, MMus

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Vocal Music, MMus

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Vocal Music, MMus

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Finance, MSc

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Data Science, MSc

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Data Science, MSc

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Microbiology, MSc

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Microbiology, MSc

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Soil Science, MSc

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Soil Science, MSc

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Divinity, MTh

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Divinity, MTh

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Early Years, MEd

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General Law, LLM

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General Law, LLM

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Sociology, MSc

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Sociology, MSc

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University information

Bachelor

1250+
600+
3+
6+
78+

Master

1250+
600+
3+
6+
90+
12,318
74%
26%
4,420
53%
47%
1,268
61%
39%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

University of Aberdeen is one of the top public universities in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=236 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #162
  • 2014
    #148
  • 2015
    #137
  • 2016
    #=137
  • 2017
    #=141
  • 2018
    #=158
  • 2019
    #=172
  • 2020
    #194
  • 2021
    #207
  • 2022
    #205
  • 2023
    #=220
  • 2024
    #208
  • 2025
    #=236

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