University of Aberdeen | Ranking & Review (2023)

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Established in 1495, University of Aberdeen is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Aberdeen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Scotland. Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, University of Aberdeen (UA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution. University of Aberdeen (UA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 527 years old UK higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

NameUniversity of Aberdeen
AcronymUA
Founded1495
MottoInitium Sapientiae Timor Domini
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
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University Location

AddressElphinstone Road, King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX Scotland
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (1224) 272 000
Fax +44 (1224) 272 576

Study Areas and Degree Levels

uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix
UndergraduatePostgraduate
PreBach degrees Bachelor degreesMaster degreesDoctoral degrees




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Pre-Bachelor degrees

It includes undergraduate certificates, diplomas, foundation or associate degrees that usually take less than 2 years to complete

It includes undergraduate bachelor degrees that usually take between 3 to 5 years to complete

Master degrees

It includes postgraduate master degrees that usually take between 1 to 3 years to complete

Doctoral degree

It includes postgraduate doctorate degrees that usually take over 4 years to complete

Arts & Humanities

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Applied Arts
  • Classics
  • Design
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Literature
  • Museum Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and Theology
  • Visual Arts
  • Other Arts & Humanities Studies

Business & Social Sciences

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This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Accounting / Finance
  • Anthropology / Archaeology
  • Business / Commerce / Management
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Physical Education / Sport Science
  • Political and International Studies
  • Social Policy / Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology / Psychology
  • Tourism / Hospitality
  • Other Business & Social Science Studies

Language & Cultural

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Aboriginal / Indigenous People Studies
  • African Studies
  • American & Caribbean Studies
  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • English Studies
  • European Studies
  • French Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • Indian / South Asian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Portuguese Studies
  • Russian / Eastern European Studies
  • Spanish Studies
  • Other Language & Cultural Studies

Medicine & Health

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Anatomy
  • Biomedical Science
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine / Surgery
  • Natural / Alternative Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics / Gynaecology
  • Optometry / Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech / Rehabilitation / Physiotherapy
  • Other Medical & Health Studies

Engineering

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer and IT Engineering
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mining and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Other Engineering Studies

Science & Technology

This University offers courses in at least one of the following subjects:

  • Agriculture / Forestry / Botany
  • Aquaculture / Marine Science
  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Biology / Biochemistry / Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer / Information Technology
  • Energy / Environmental Studies
  • Food Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics / Statistics
  • Multimedia
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacy / Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Textiles and Fibre Science
  • Zoology / Veterinary Science
  • Other Science & Technology Studies

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Important: please contact or visit the official website of University of Aberdeen for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

Yearly Tuition Range

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UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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Important: the above uniRank Tuition Range Matrix does not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Aberdeen's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission OfficeRegent Walk
Aberdeen AB32 6RA
(1224) 272090
(1224) 273504

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious AffiliationNone

Facilities and Services

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Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic CounselingNot reported
Career ServicesNot reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Privy Council


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Important: the above section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially accredit, charter, license or, more generally, recognize University of Aberdeen as a whole (Institutional Accreditation or Recognition) or its specific programs/courses (Programmatic Accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Memberships and Affiliations section below. Please report errors and additions taking into consideration the above criteria.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Universities UK

Academic Structure


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Social Media

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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Global

Not reported


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Video Presentation

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FAQs

Is Aberdeen University a good University? ›

Our latest rankings

Ranked 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 19th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

How prestigious is Aberdeen University? ›

Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 160 universities in the world and is ranked within the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom according to The Times and The Sunday Times, and 13th in the UK according to The Guardian.
...
Rankings and reputation.
National rankings
QS (2023)205
ARWU (2022)201–300
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Is Aberdeen Uni posh? ›

When you think of posh, Aberdeen is not the first thing that comes to mind. We may be a wealthy city, but Aberdonians are not posh. Edinburgh is number nine on the list of how private school your uni is, whereas Aberdeen graced the list at a modest 18 with 20% of AU students being from private schools .

Which University is better Aberdeen or Glasgow? ›

The 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) world league table shows Aberdeen has moved up 20 places from 178th to 158th. Glasgow is ranked 86th - up from 92nd last year. In a generally solid showing for Scottish institutions, Edinburgh retained 30th place. St Andrews and Dundee were also in the top 250.

Why is Aberdeen so popular? ›

What is Aberdeen Most Famous For? Aberdeen is historically known for its strong ties with the North Sea. Boasting notable fishing and shipping industries as well as a lively cultural scene, the third largest city in Scotland is a multi-faceted place which offers its visitors a broad range of things to see and do.

Is Aberdeen cheap for students? ›

How much does it cost to live in Aberdeen as a student? As an Aberdeen student, you should allocate £30 – £40 per week for personal costs such as clothes, transport, sports, and other social activities, and £30 per week for necessities like food and toiletries.

How difficult is it to get into University of Aberdeen? ›

In terms of entry qualifications for Aberdeen University I would say they are pretty fair. Of course, it depends what course you are looking to study. I can only speak to the law school entry grades but if I recall they were AAAB. Law is one of the more demanding entry requirement courses due to the demand for it.

Is Aberdeen the richest city in Scotland? ›

Bieldside is a suburb to the west of Aberdeen City Centre, Scotland. Together with the neighbouring suburb of Cults, it is the wealthiest area in Scotland.

Is University of Aberdeen a Russell Group? ›

The following UK universities are ranked firmly among the world's top 200 (in the THE or the QS rankings) but are not members of the Russell Group: Lancaster University. University of Aberdeen. University of Bath.

Is Aberdeen a friendly city? ›

Often referred to as the Granite City, Aberdeen has a truly distinct local granite architecture. Living in Aberdeen provides locals with a truly excellent lifestyle. The city has an extremely welcoming feel.

What is the most prestigious uni in Scotland? ›

Top Five Universities in Scotland
  • University of St Andrews. The University of St Andrews is ranked second overall in the 2023 Times Good University Guide rankings. ...
  • University of Glasgow. ...
  • University of Edinburgh. ...
  • University of Strathclyde. ...
  • University of Aberdeen.
22 Sept 2022

Is Aberdeen good for international students? ›

About Aberdeen city

There are many international students who prefer to study in the UK. Aberdeen is one of the top cities in the UK that students can choose as their study abroad destination. Aberdeen is a port city located in the northeast of Scotland. The name Aberdeen means' Mouth of the River Don'.

Is Aberdeen a good city to live? ›

Aberdeen has been named as one of the top places to live in the country. The Granite City was ranked third behind Worcestershire and Edinburgh, writes the Daily Record.

What is unique about Aberdeen University? ›

We are one of the only universities in the UK carrying out world-class research on mammals, birds, fish AND invertebrates.

Do they speak English in Aberdeen? ›

While most people in Aberdeen City could speak English, over 12% said they used a language other than English or Scots at home. Following English, the most common language used at home was Polish with 3% of the population speaking Polish at home.

Which language is spoken in Aberdeen? ›

Scots is one of the main languages of Scotland but even Scots has numerous dialects, one of which is Doric, the dialect of Aberdeen and the northeast of Scotland. Doric is such a distinct dialect that some even argue it is a language of its own.

Why should I go to Aberdeen? ›

Aberdeen is perfectly placed to sample the best – and freshest – of Scottish cuisine. Sitting in the heart of Aberdeenshire, famous for its lush pastures and Angus beef, it also boasts a rich coastline, dotted with harbours and fishing ports where fresh seafood is hauled in each day.

Do you need a car in Aberdeen? ›

Owning a car is not essential as Aberdeen's buses connect most areas of the city, but having a car does offer the freedom to explore the countryside and is particularly useful for expats with children.

Is Aberdeen costly? ›

A single person estimated monthly costs are 731$ (634£) without rent. Aberdeen is 43.84% less expensive than New York (without rent). Rent in Aberdeen is, on average, 80.72% lower than in New York.

Does Aberdeen have a good nightlife? ›

The second furthest north city in the UK certainly knows its nightlife – from whisky dens and historic pubs to some of the best cutting-edge clubs in Britain, you'll find it all on nights out in Aberdeen.

Is Aberdeen fun for students? ›

Aberdeen Student Life

About 10% of the city is made up of students so it is really geared towards the two universities. There are plenty of activities and entertainment to keep you busy when you have time away from the books, whilst being set in the beautiful grey granite architecture of Aberdeen.

What is the hardest UK uni to get into? ›

Hardest UK universities to get into
  • University of Oxford (19.1%)
  • University of Cambridge (21.6%)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (21.9%)
  • University of St Andrews (25%)
  • Imperial College London (32.5%)
  • St George's, University of London (35.3%)
  • The University of Edinburgh (39.3%)
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What rank is University of Aberdeen in the world? ›

University of Aberdeen is ranked #277 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.

Is Aberdeen the safest city? ›

OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM

Aberdeen is considered mostly a safe city.

Is Aberdeen bigger than Edinburgh? ›

Edinburgh, the capital city, is the second largest locality and settlement by population. Aberdeen is both the third largest locality and settlement.

Is a Russell Group degree better? ›

Russell Group universities also tend to have higher completion rates. In the Complete University Guide's 2021 League Tables, 9 out of the top 10 universities that ranked highest for degree completion were in the Russell Group.

Does it matter if a uni is a Russell Group? ›

It all depends on your degree and industry. Truth be told, most employers care more about your skill and suitability for the job, rather than the university you attended. The vast majority of employers won't mind if your university is not in the Russell Group or even in the top 20 or 30 universities in the UK.

What are the top 3 Russell Group universities? ›

According to The Complete Rankings 2022, these are the best 10 Russell Group universities.
  1. University of Oxford.
  2. University of Cambridge. ...
  3. London School of Economics. ...
  4. Imperial College London. ...
  5. Durham University. ...
  6. University College London. ...
  7. University of Warwick. ...
  8. University of Edinburgh. ...

How many Muslims are in Aberdeen? ›

Serving Aberdeen's Muslim population Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city with around 217,000 people and a further 246,000 in the surrounding area - altogether nearly 9% of Scotland's population. Currently, around 4,000 Muslims live in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

Are there Muslims in Aberdeen? ›

The Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre (AMIC) is the largest main mosque and Islamic centre in North East of Scotland and Aberdeen, Scotland.

How warm does it get in Aberdeen? ›

Climate. Exposed Aberdeen is noted for its biting winds and driving rain, which sweep in from the North Sea, the mean temperature is 8 °C (47 °F) and it varies between an average low of 5 °C (41 °F) and 11 °C (52 °F). In summer (June - August) the average high is 16 °C (63 °F) and average low 9 °C (49 °F).

Which University has the happiest students UK? ›

University of St Andrews

Our student reviews' ratings for St Andrews are the highest in the UK and therefore, it tops our ranking of the happiest universities.

What University should I go to Scotland? ›

University of Edinburgh

-It is ranked as one of the best universities in the world for arts and humanities, but also for law and psychology.

Is studying in Scotland better than England? ›

It really depends on your circumstances and what you want to study e.g., as mentioned earlier, there are more universities and therefore more study options in England. Nevertheless, Scotland will also provide a depth of options and world-class universities, affordable living costs and colder weather!

Is Scotland better than England for international students? ›

London and Scotland are among the popular places in the UK to move and study for international students. According to QS Best Student Cities, London has been ranked the best student-friendly city in the world while Scotland is known for being a major hub for world-renowned research, culture, and its highlands.

What University is number 1 in the UK? ›

The University of Oxford takes first place, with the University of Cambridge following in second place, while two of London's best universities and a Scottish university complete the top five.

How many foreigners live in Aberdeen? ›

Aberdeen has the highest proportion of foreign residents in Scotland, with one in four born outside the UK. Of the 228,000 people living in the city, 55,000 were not born in the UK.

Is Aberdeen the coldest city in the UK? ›

Of course, Yorkshire is famed for it's cold winters and if there's bad weather around this is one location that often gets hit.
...
Brrr-itain's Coldest Cities!
CityAverage Annual Minimum Temp (°C)Average Winter Minimum Temp (mm)
Leeds5.10.6
Bradford5.10.6
Aberdeen5.10.7
Dundee5.30.8
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Are houses cheap in Aberdeen? ›

With house prices more reasonable in Aberdeen than the majority of other UK cities, you'll find locating affordable houses easier.

What does University of Aberdeen specialize in? ›

Aberdeen is ranked 4th in the UK for student satisfaction in Forensic and Archaeological Sciences, according to the 2022 National Student Survey, with an overall satisfaction score of 92.3%. Anthropology and Archaeology at Aberdeen is ranked 6th in…

Is Aberdeen University hard to get into? ›

In terms of entry qualifications for Aberdeen University I would say they are pretty fair. Of course, it depends what course you are looking to study. I can only speak to the law school entry grades but if I recall they were AAAB. Law is one of the more demanding entry requirement courses due to the demand for it.

Is Aberdeen a Russell Group University? ›

The following UK universities are ranked firmly among the world's top 200 (in the THE or the QS rankings) but are not members of the Russell Group: Lancaster University. University of Aberdeen. University of Bath.

What is the easiest University to get into UK? ›

Top 20 universities which are easiest to get into in UK
  • Coventry University.
  • London Metropolitan University.
  • University of Exeter.
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
  • Newman University, Birmingham.
  • University College Birmingham.
  • University of Winchester.
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University.

What is unique about University of Aberdeen? ›

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of the UK's most internationally distinguished universities. It has a student population of around 15,000 and a large international community of students and staff from over 120 different countries.

Who is No 1 University in world? ›

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Is Aberdeen a good place to live? ›

Aberdeen has been named as one of the top places to live in the country. The Granite City was ranked third behind Worcestershire and Edinburgh, writes the Daily Record.

What are the six red brick universities? ›

Which are the red brick universities?
  • University of Birmingham.
  • University of Bristol.
  • University of Leeds.
  • University of Liverpool.
  • University of Manchester.
  • University of Sheffield.
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