Student Accommodation

  • The university owns and directly manages accommodation with a capacity for 2,600 students.
  • All new students are guaranteed an offer of single accommodation, either owned by the university or a preferred partner, provided their application is received by the deadline.
  • All accommodation is on, or within walking distance, of the main campus.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £5,200–7,400
Mixed -
Laboratory £5,200–9,600
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of Aberdeen offers a substantial portfolio of scholarships and bursaries aimed at supporting students, some of which are funded by external sponsors.
  • Please refer to the funding database which can be found on the university's website.

Research

  • The University of Aberdeen offers a stimulating and supportive environment to students working alongside exceptional researchers.
  • The university has a focus on impact and innovation in its research, with a strong history of pioneering discoveries as shown by its 5 Nobel Prize winners; over three quarters of recent research is classified as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

4,044 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 65%
  • Part Time 35%

Domicile

  • UK 60%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 29%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 45 1305 1350
Engineering & technology 100 390 490
Law 50 295 350
Physical sciences 140 200 345
Business & administrative studies 35 250 285
Biological sciences 180 85 260
Subjects allied to medicine 140 85 230
Social studies 105 90 195
Historical & philosophical studies 140 30 175
Medicine & dentistry 60 45 110
Languages 60 40 95
Computer science 25 35 60
Creative arts & design 10 10 25
Architecture, building & planning 0 15 15
Agriculture & related subjects 5 5 5
Mathematical sciences 5 0 5
Mass communications & documentation 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study: