College of Physical Sciences
Our College of Physical Sciences comprises three Schools: Engineering, Geosciences and
Natural and Computing Sciences
The College offers degree programmes across a broad spectrum of interrelated and relevant topics - from core sciences to technological and industry-focussed 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.
Key topics for the College and centres of excellence include energy, environmental topics, mathematical modelling, intelligent systems and the life-science interface.
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 majority of our degree programmes are fully accredited including those in Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Geology & Petroleum Geology, Physics and
Spatial Planning & Rural Surveying, enabling graduates direct entry into their profession.
The College offers an integrated suite of Masters programmes which are highly relevant to industry needs.
The College boasts the first new Department of Archaeology to be introduced in the UK in 50 years.
The College is a key player in research, and involved in collaborative projects including
as well as being an associate member of ScotChem, the Scottish chemistry research network.
The College is the home base of the National Subsea Research Institute - a new centre of research excellence in subsea technologies which brings together expertise from academia and industry. It also houses the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology.
The College’s high quality, internationally connected staff includes Fellows of the Royal Societies (FRSE, FRS, FREng) Several senior academics from world class institutions hold appointments within the College as well as at their home institutions.