The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It was founded in 1495, making it the fifth-oldest university in the UK. Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 160 universities in the world and the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom.
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. The university has a diverse community of more than 130 nationalities, with 14,000 students and 3,600 staff.
Why study at Aberdeen?
- Ranked 20th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022;
- Ranked 158th in the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2022;
- Ranked 5th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021);
- Awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research and teaching in Soil Science (2021).
Teaching at the University of Aberdeen is organised across 12 schools which encompass a broad range of disciplines.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit by being taught by academic staff who are active in research, many involved in international collaborations at the forefront of discovery in their respective discipline, focused on finding answers to the issues facing our society and economy today.
Staff at the University are experts in their fields, with 77% of research considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
Why Aberdeen? A student's perspective
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