The University of Aberdeen has been ranked 4th in the UK for Anthropology and Archaeology and 13th for Earth and Marine Sciences by the Guardian University Guide.
Overall, the University has risen to its highest-ever position in the Guardian rankings, at 12th place in the UK. Aberdeen’s strong performance – a rise of one place in the UK – improves its position in Scotland from fourth in 2023 to second in 2024.
In the UK rankings, the University has risen 39 places since the 2019 edition of the Guide.
The University was top in the UK on the ‘Value Added’ measure which compares students’ degree results with their entry qualifications to show how effectively they are taught, 4th in the UK for the ‘Satisfied with Teaching’ metric and 9th in the UK for ‘Average Entry Tariff’ which looks at UCAS scores of entrants.
University of Aberdeen Senior Vice-Principal, Professor Karl Leydecker, said: “The University of Aberdeen continues to make impressive progress in the Guardian University Guide, achieving its highest-ever position.
“This follows a substantial rise in last year’s table so we are delighted to see that the 2024 Guide reflects further progress at the University.
“Student experience is at the heart of everything we do and we are continually striving to further improve this, so it is particularly pleasing to achieve such a high position in a league table focused on teaching and student-facing metrics.”