Postgraduate Taught Students

January Start

In order to prepare you for beginning your Taught Postgraduate degree in January, the University and your School have worked together to provide you with all the information that you could require for your time at university.

Term Starts: 9th January (which means that some programmes will start their induction programmes this day. 

University Welcome & Orientation: Wednesday 10th January (includes Lunch, so you won't want to miss this!)

The sessions are essential to your success here on your programme and are compulsory to ensure you get the most out of your time with the University of Aberdeen. 

Taught Postgraduate Degrees - Induction Information

A | BC | D | E | FG | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X |Y | Z



  • Business Administration


  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Law
  • Criminal Justice and Human Rights



  • Energy and Environmental Law with Dissertation
  • Energy and Environmental Law with Professional Skills
  • Energy Law with Dissertation
  • Energy Law with Professional Skills
  • Energy Management
  • English Literary Studies
  • Environmental Partnership Management


  • Film and Visual Culture



  • Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice


  • Information Technology (On Campus)
  • Information Technology (Online Learning)
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business and Finance
  • International Business Management
  • International Commercial Law with Dissertation
  • International Commercial Law with Professional Skills
  • International Law

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  • Ministry Studies




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Meet & Greet and Orientation

Welcome Weekend 

With term set to start on Tuesday 9th January, there are lots of activities happening during the first two weeks of term that you won't want to miss out. Therefore, the official welcome weekend will be the weekend in January prior to term starting: 

  • Saturday 6th January (0900-1700)
  • Sunday 7th January (0900-1700)

The Welcome Team will have student ambassadors at the airport between the hours of 0900-1700 on the Saturday and Sunday, and they will be there to assist you with finding your own way to your accommodation through public transport or taxis. 

Postgraduate Research Students

The Postgraduate Research School offers a very warm welcome to all new and returning postgraduate research students.

Information on welcome events for students can be found on the Postgraduate Research School Induction page.

For details of programme-based and/or School/Discipline induction activities that you are expected to attend, please click on your respective School or Discipline where such events will be advertised as details are confirmed.