Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

    University of Aberdeen

    Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest University in the UK with an impressive global research and innovation history which includes 5 Nobel Prize winners, and the invention of insulin and colour photography. It attracts over 14,500 students, over a third of whom are international students taking postgraduate taught and research study.

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    Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

    Why Study at Aberdeen?

    • 96% of our graduates enter work or study within 6 months of graduating. We are in the top 5 in the UK for graduate employment (HESA 2016).
    • We are home to an impressive calibre of international staff and students drawn from over 120 countries. Take a look out our international business employability.
    • Our postgraduate degrees are available on campus and online to maximise your innovation potential, deepen your choices and start up business capabilities. Many degrees are accredited by professional trade organisations.
    • 76% of research has been classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF14)


    We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships. Search for scholarships in your subject area.

    Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

    Subject Areas

    • International Business – finance, economics, marketing, real estate, energy
    • Law – private, public, trade, environmental, human rights, arbitration
    • Sciences – environment, bio, chemical, nutrition, clinical, pharmacology, imaging
    • Engineering – structural, safety, subsea, energy, geology, chemical, mechanical, decommissioning
    • Arts – literature, music, history, divinity, languages, writing, archaeology, heritage, translation, TESOL
    • Social Sciences – political, international relations, anthropology, gender, sociology
    • Education – primary, secondary, further education, specialist education, mindfulness
    • Information Systems – mathematics, artificial intelligence
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    Campus Facilities

    • Beautiful Kings College is located in ‘Old Aberdeen’ and a free bus takes you to Foresterhill. Both campuses provide eating and drinking facilities.
    • Study in the stunning Sir Duncan Rice library with panoramic views of the city, and impressive collections of materials on site or online. Relax in the Botanic Garden or absorb the historic streets and Seton Park.

    Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

    Living in Aberdeen

    • Aberdeen is a world energy hub and home to FTSE 100 energy specialists. It is accessible whether you visit the beach, city, Royal Deeside or enjoy the vibrant café scene, museums and entertainment in a safe city.
    • Aberdeenshire offers countryside, seaside villages, castles, access to the Highlands, Scottish cities, and ferries to Orkney and Shetland.


    There are several self-catered and catered residences at the heart of the campus and at the edge of the campus. Hillhead Student Village is nearby at Bridge of Don.

    Welcome to the University of Aberdeen


    • Aberdeen airport offers connections to major UK and European airports including; Schiphol, Paris, Oslo, Brussels, Belfast, and international destinations.
    • The train and bus station is near Union Square in Aberdeen City Centre There is also a ferry port.


    • Keep fit or compete at Aberdeen Sports Village where you will find athletics, swimming, football, rugby, and fifty eight sports clubs on campus.
    • You can ski, climb, walk, cycle, raft and enjoy outdoor activities at The Cairngorms National Park.

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    Department / School information and available programmes:

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      The University of Aberdeen Business School is located in a vibrant city at the heart of Scotland’s thriving global energy industry and close to some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes. The School itself is located in Kings College, which has been a centre of academic excellence, tradition and history for over 500 years. The School offers a range of challenging and rewarding taught Masters programmes covering the disciplines of Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Real Estate.

      One Year Full Time MBA Programmes with September and January starting dates

      MBA Energy Management
      MBA (Global) - online part-time
      MBA (Aberdeen) - campus MBA
      MSc International Business Management

      One Year Full Time MSc Programmes with a September start date

       MSc Accounting and Finance (with option to take IFRS certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales)
       MSc Finance and Investment Management (with an option to take CFA Level 1)
       MSc Finance and Real Estate (accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with or without CFA Level 1 exam)
       MSc Marketing Management
      MSc Management Consultancy
       MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance
      MSc Applied Economics
       MSc Real Estate (RICS-accredited), with the options to follow the Commercial Real Estate pathway or International Real Estate pathway

      Why Aberdeen?
       Programmes built on a long and successful record of teaching and business-related research
       Programmes delivered by a credible and experienced international faculty
       Programmes blending latest thinking, research and practice
       Programmes incorporating links to industry and commerce
       Programmes supported by a dedicated Careers Service

      Structure of our Masters Programmes
       Students on MSc programmes will typically study four courses in each of the first and second semesters
       In the third semester students will work on a more substantive written piece of work, either in the form of a dissertation or a consultancy based project
       A variety of teaching and learning methods are utilised by faculty, including lectures, tutorials, workshops, computer simulations
       Different assessment methodologies are used across programmes, including essays, reports, role-play exercises and written examinations

      Alumni Destinations
      Recent graduates of the School have been employed by an impressive list of companies, including:
       Bureau Veritas UK & Ireland
       Ernst and Young
       KPMG
       Royal Bank of Scotland
       Stork Technical Services
       Talisman Energy Inc
       YesBank
       Google
       Taqa
       BP
       Npower
       Citibank

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      The Graduate school offers an excellent environment for undertaking both taught and research qualifications and provides postgraduate students with a culture of excellence in teaching and research.

      All students who register for a higher degree or qualification are members of the Graduate School of the College of Life Sciences and Medicine. In coming to Aberdeen you will be joining a large and diverse postgraduate community and a University that recognises the important contribution that postgraduate students bring to University life.

      Postgraduate opportunities are available across the four Schools in the College in which many research themes achieved the highest rating of 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise. There are currently 150 taught postgraduates and 320 research postgraduate students in the College who make a vital contribution to the research activities of the College.

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