University of Aberdeen
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.03 / 5.00
- 2.97 / 4.00
- 0.73 / 1.00
- 78.6 / 100.0
- 82.6 / 100.0
- 85.9 / 100.0
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is in the top 1% of the world's universities. Over 96% of graduates enter into work or further study within 6 months, and more than 75% of the university's research is classed as internationally excellent. Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city, with first-class sport and leisure facilities, a vibrant nightlife, miles of sandy beaches, and easy access to nearby hills and countryside.
- Aberdeen's minimum entry requirements have been set at a level to encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds, whilst meeting high academic standards.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- How students are taught depends on the degree programme, but could involve a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, workshops, seminars and fieldwork.
- Likewise, assessment may involve coursework, practical assessments and written examinations.
- Students can choose from nearly 400 first degree programmes, most lasting 4 years.
- Global networks offer students the opportunity to make an international experience part of their degree.
- The university doesn’t limit studies to a specific subject, department or school, allowing students to change direction as their interests, passions and ambitions develop.
Student Services and Facilities
- The university’s main library – the Sir Duncan Rice Library – contains over a million volumes, more than 300,000 e-books and over 21,000 journals. It has been named one of the top 20 'spellbinding' university libraries in the world (The Independent, 2013).
- Aberdeen has one of the largest wireless campuses in Europe.
- The Student Support Service offers friendly, expert information and advice to ensure that every student, regardless of their support needs, has access to all they require to fulfil their academic potential.
- Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA) is made up of over 150 sports clubs and societies, offering something for every student.
- Situated in the heart of the King’s College campus, the AUSA building hosts a bar, convenience store, computer cluster and food outlets. Also located in the same building is the careers service, the international team and student support.
Availability of Part-Time Work
The Aberdeen University Students’ Association’s (AUSA) Student Advice Centre helps students to find part-time and vacation work.
- The University of Aberdeen is in the top 5 UK universities for graduate employment, with over 96% of graduates in work and/or further study within 6 months of finishing (Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2016).
- The Careers Service supports students and graduates to make informed choices about their future, and assists students to gain work experience and placements relevant to their studies, enhancing their employability.
- In addition to careers education, information and guidance, the service also delivers a range of co-curricular initiatives, including: career mentoring, work placements, work-based projects, the STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) Award and enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
14,002 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 71%
- Postgraduate 29%
Mode of study
- Full Time 86%
- Part Time 14%
Where students come from
- UK 70%
- EU 18%
- Other 12%
- Male 44%
- Female 56%
- The University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK, founded in 1495.
- The university began with just 36 staff and students but today welcomes a student population of around 14,000.
- Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University of Aberdeen.
- Nicky Campbell – journalist and broadcaster, BBC.
- Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP – former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
- Iain Glen – actor, with credits including Game of Thrones and the Resident Evil series.
- Anthony Hilton – Financial Editor, London Evening Standard.
- Dr Adrian Ivinson – Executive Director, BWH Institute for the Neurosciences, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center.
- Richard Klein – former Controller of BBC4 and Head of Factual at ITV.
- Lord Frank Mulholland CBE – QC, Lord Advocate for Scotland.
- The Hon A Gail Prudenti – former Supreme Court Justice, New York State.
- Lady Susan Rice CBE – former Chairman and Chief Executive, Lloyds TSB Scotland plc.
- Ali Smith CBE FRSL – author.
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Directorate of Student Life
University of Aberdeen