Colleges and Schools

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Business School

The University of Aberdeen Business School is a leading international provider of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, at the heart of the University. It boasts an international faculty of over 40 research-active members with world leading academic credentials and strong professional links with the business community.

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College of Arts and Social Sciences

The flexible undergraduate MA in Arts and Social Sciences offers a wide choice of subjects and a great deal of freedom to devise individual programmes of study. In addition to the MA, the College delivers undergraduate degrees in Divinity, Education, Law and Music.

The College also offers a wide range of multidisciplinary postgraduate programmes, highly relevant to industry needs. It aims to achieve international recognition as a research-led centre of teaching excellence for the Arts and Social Sciences.

The College of Arts and Social Sciences comprises five schools:

College of Life Sciences and Medicine

College of Life Sciences and Medicine

The College of Life Sciences and Medicine is a dynamic research-led centre with first class teaching and home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world.

BSc, MSc and PhD programmes attracting high quality students cover the range of life science subjects including popular, long-standing courses in Zoology and Biomedical Sciences and newer ones such as Drug Development.

Building bridges between science and everyday life: the College’s work goes from laboratory to bedside in applying science to improving healthcare, and in realising the commercial potential of science ideas.

The College is organised into three schools:

College of Physical Sciences

College of Physical Sciences

The College offers degree programmes across a broad spectrum of interrelated and relevant topics - from core sciences to technological and industry-focused programmes, and those with a social and environmental focus.

Teaching and research are characterised by a strong interdisciplinary approach, applying theoretical understanding to real world issues. 

Located in the heart of the UK’s oil and gas industry, the College offers an extensive portfolio of Engineering and energy-related degree programmes, which are strongly supported by industry and reflect the sector’s current and future needs.

The College comprises 3 schools, covering teaching and research areas across a number of subject areas: