The school maintains a tradition of teaching and learning which dates back to the university's foundation over 500 years ago. It is committed to high quality, research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has a growing student population, with one of the largest postgraduate communities at the University of Aberdeen.

Our students come from all over the British Isles and from overseas and go on to a wide range of professions after they graduate. These include ministry, teaching, nursing, social work, the armed forces, journalism, and law.


Our faculty consists of over 50 lecture and research staff with world-leading academic credentials.

Key areas of study include:

Student Life

On the non-academic side of university life, for those seeking to balance study with sport, the Aberdeen Sports Village is a 5 minute walk from King's College. Old Aberdeen itself has a variety of shops and restaurants. There is also a supportive and thriving postgraduate student community which has regular social events, lunches and other meetings. 

To learn more about the research insterests of our students, have a look at our current student profiles.