Find your True North in Clearing


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We all have a True North - the place we are meant to be in the future, where we can make the most difference. Sometimes it can seem like life steers you off course or takes you in unexpected directions, but don’t worry: we’re here to get you on the track that’s right for you. With our range of interdisciplinary degrees and flexible study options, it's not too late to find your True North, and apply to join us in September 2023, through Clearing.

At Aberdeen, we go:

  • Beyond disciplines with a flexible approach to study so you can tailor your degree to your interests and career goals. Working across disciplines with our world leading experts will allow you to push the limits in your chosen subject and embrace new perspectives.
  • Beyond borders welcoming both staff and students from across the world to a special city in north-east Scotland. Our diverse and international community will challenge you to think bigger and build your confidence.
  • Beyond boundaries so that you can go further. We’ve cleared the path for you to blaze the trails in your chosen subject and we’ll be here to give you the support you need to spark real, lasting change.

Join the Boundary Breakers to find your True North and go beyond what you thought possible.

Top 5 for Student Satisfaction

Ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022) with student support services described as exceptional.

Highest Rising Top 20 University

12th in the UK and Highest Rising Top 20 University (Guardian University Guide 2024), as well as World Top 200 University (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023).

Affordable, safe living

Aberdeen named one of the safest and most affordable student cities in the UK, with the University voted 2nd for value for money (Complete University Guide 2022, StudentCrowd University Awards 2023).

Global impact

70th in the world and 18th in the UK for impact: assessed against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including 17th in the world for Peace and Justice (Times Higher Education Impact rankings 2023).

Future Employability

Inclusive and interdisciplinary approach to learning makes UoA graduates stand out to employers: proactively seeking candidates who can think beyond traditional siloes, disciplines and borders.

Your new home is waiting

With plenty of accommodation available, in the multifaceted study location where beaches meet cityscapes, and the cobbled streets of a 528-year-old campus, Aberdeen has you covered.