fbpx

University of Aerdeen

Location

King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, United Kingdom

Established

1495

Competitive For

Business, Creative Arts, Engineering

Ranking

31th, World rank: 200

Overview

The University of Aberdeen (abbreviated as Aberd. in post-nominals) is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to establish King’s College, making it Scotland’s third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Today, Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world and is ranked within the top 30 universities in the United Kingdom. In the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, Aberdeen was ranked 31st in the world for impact on society. Aberdeen was also named the 2019 Scottish University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

University of Aerdeen 1The university as it is currently comprised was formed in 1860 by a merger between King’s College and Marischal College, a second university founded in 1593 as a Protestant alternative to the former. The university’s iconic buildings act as symbols of wider Aberdeen, particularly Marischal College in the city centre and the crown steeple of King’s College in Old Aberdeen. There are two campuses; the predominantly utilised King’s College campus dominates the section of the city known as Old Aberdeen, which is approximately two miles north of the city centre. Although the original site of the university’s foundation, most academic buildings apart from the King’s College Chapel and Quadrangle were constructed in the 20th century during a period of significant expansion. The university’s Foresterhill campus is next to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and houses the School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the School of Medical Sciences. Together these buildings comprise one of Europe’s largest health campuses. The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £219.5 million of which £56.1 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £226.8 million

Accountancy
Archaeology
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computing
Computing Science
Economics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Engineering
Film & Visual Culture
Accounting and Finance
Advanced Mechanical Engineering
Analytical Chemistry
Art and Business
Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business
Clinical Education
Criminal Justice
Cultural and Creative Communication
Digital Marketing Leadership
Ecology and Conservation
Energy Politics and Law
Environmental Science
Executive MBA (London, UK)
Finance and Investment Management

APPLY NOW

Contact With Us

Information