The School of

Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Maintaining a tradition of teaching & learning dating back over 500 years

About the School

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.

Contact us

Postal address:

School of Divinity History and Philosophy
50/52 College Bounds
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3DS


+44 (0) 1224 27 2366

How to find us

Getting here from the Aberdeen (Dyce) Airport

  • Taxis are available from the airport entrance
  • Jet Service 727 runs from the airport to the bus station at Union Square at regular intervals
  • First Bus Service 27 also runs to the bus station from the airport, however this bus only has daytime service and does not run on weekends

Getting here from the Railway Station / City Centre

  • Buses that serve the main university entrance on King Street may be found on Union Street, just five minutes walk from the railway station. The First in Aberdeen Overground "Red Line" services 1 and 2 operate to a combined 6 minute frequency during the daytime and a combined 15 minute frequency evenings and Sundays. 
  • There are other services (starting from Broad Street) which serve other parts of the campus - First in Aberdeen Overground Indigo Line 20 ("Hillhead") travels along College Bounds every 20 minutes during the daytime Monday-Saturday and every 30 minutes at other times.
  • The First in Aberdeen Overground Turquoise Line 19 ("Tillydrone") travels via Bedford Road past the University Library, every 15 minutes during the daytime Monday-Saturday and every 30 minutes at other times.
Equality and diversity

The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is committed to equality and diversity in all its activities. We recognise that in many aspects of academic life there are factors, both subtle and overt, that privilege or disadvantage members of different gender, ethnic and disability groups. We aim to understand and tackle these factors in order to ensure a fair and equal work and study environment, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.