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University of Aberdeen

Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

Follow your path to the University of Aberdeen, one of Scotland’s 4 ancient universities. The vibrant city of Aberdeen is located close to the Scottish cost, and is known as the Energy Capital of Europe thanks to its thriving oil and gas industry. Here you can pursue a PhD in one of the University’s wide variety of research areas.

Top reasons to study here

Historic university founded in 1495

Join a university that has been an education leader for centuries

Ranked top 20 in the UK

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Campus community of over 120 nationalities

Enjoy a global student experience

Based in Aberdeen with its thriving engineering sector

Study in the ideal city for you to build your professional network

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Accounting and Finance10thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
Anthropology5thGuardian University Guide 2022
Civil Engineering15thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
Computer Science4th Guardian University Guide 2022
Electrical and Electronic Engineering27thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
Law11th (joint)Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
Physics6thGuardian University Guide 2022
Sociology10thGuardian University Guide 2022

Why choose the University of Aberdeen?

Aberdeen student Liliana from Mexico

Liliana from Mexico

Postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen really appealed to me because I knew it would offer me the chance to be taught by some of the most experienced scientists working in my area of study.

At Aberdeen, we have a shared sense of pride in the University's past, combined with an ambition to make the next chapter in its history even more successful. That makes Aberdeen an exciting and very special university to be a part of.
Aberdeen University Vice Chancellor
Professor Sir Ian Diamond Vice-Chancellor

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