Undergraduate

Further details regarding the structure of the degrees are available in the University Undergraduate Prospectus.

 

Divinity

Divinity and Religious Studies

Whether you have a personal, vocational or intellectual interest in a deeper knowledge of the Christian faith, its sources and its history, or are interested in exploring the historical, social and political development of the world's religions, Aberdeen is the place for you.

  • A tradition of theological study and excellence going back to 1495.
  • A vast array of courses including biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, classical and contemporary Christian doctrine, the role of religion in ethical and political debates, and religious aspects of disability.
  • An international community of scholars, studying all aspects of theology and ministry, with close links to religious studies
    specialists.
  • Excellent library facilities, beautiful surroundings, and a warm welcome!


Degree Programmes


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History of Art

  • Aberdeen is an excellent location in which to study History of Art, with the  city possessing a wide range of galleries and museums.
  • The Department believes in first-hand experience, so fieldtrips take place at each level to visit major galleries and architecture. Subsidised tours are led to Edinburgh, London and Paris.
  • Third year students attend a Reading Party at a country house in Kincardineshire where they are coached in visual and presentation skills.
  • The Department is small, friendly and accessible to students.


Degree Programmes


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History

History

  • In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the Aberdeen History Department came top in Scotland with the highest percentage of research rated ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Geographically, course offerings spread out from Scotland and Europe to encompass America, Asia and Africa. Chronologically, students are offered a coherent series of courses ranging from the Ancient World to the present day.
  • Excellent printed and electronic facilities for History students.
  • The Department was rated ‘Highly Satisfactory’, the second highest ranking, in the last teaching quality assessment and was highly commended in an EU sponsored review of teaching.


Degree Programmes


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Philosophy

  • Philosophers attempt to answer questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the nature of truth? Could the existence of God be proved? Why should we act morally? Philosophy is as much the study of what constitutes a ‘good’ or ‘valid’ argument as it is the application of thought to specific problems.
  • Three key features make Philosophy at Aberdeen especially attractive: the breadth of the courses on offer, the user-friendly character of course materials, and the staff who deliver them.
  • New students can choose from a varied selection of courses including Moral Philosophy, Knowledge and Mind, and Reason and Argument.
  • The History of Philosophy also constitutes a key component of the undergraduate curriculum.


Degree Programmes


View the Catalogue of Courses to see all undergraduate courses (including course guides) for the programmes above.

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Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme

The Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme is a part-time distance programme, which offers a range of qualification and course options.

The Programme warmly welcomes applicants interested in theology, religious studies and divinity, as well as those looking to undertake vocational studies relevant to church ministry and convocation.

There is a vast range of courses on offer to distance learning students, which alternate on a yearly basis so to maximise on choice and selection. Each course offers blended teaching and learning approaches to include subject specific learning platforms, synchronous online tutorials, downloadable lectures and learning materials.

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Sustained Study

Sustained study courses are offered for students who wish to focus on an area of study not directly offered by their core discipline, but beneficial to their academic progress. This involves taking four courses, each during a separate half-session for the first two years of university, in a field of the student's choice.

Sustained study courses offered by the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy include:

  • Religions of the World
  • Biblical Language (Greek or Hebrew)
  • Latin