Summer School

REF 2021

1st in the UK

Divinity at the University of Aberdeen was ranked 1st in the UK for overall quality of research

Summer School

The Centre for Ministry Studies runs an annual summer school which addresses a particular ministry issue and is taught by ministers and members of the Divinity department.

The tabs below provide more information about Aberdeen, the university, and how to get here.

Summer School

There will not be a summer School in 2020.


Accommodation will be in ensuite rooms in Kings Hall on Campus. All meals will be provided.

Travel and Location

Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) is approximately 20 minutes taxi journey from Aberdeen town centre during off peak times, and up to 1 hour from the city centre during rush hour traffic. The airport is well connected with the main airports of Europe and the UK. 

Grasshopper bus passes can be purchased on the bus from Aberdeen Airport heading to Aberdeen City Centre.  This bus pass can be used on either Stagecoach buses or First Buses (both of which service the University of Aberdeen King's College campus).  For more information, visit

Travel to/from the University of Aberdeen (King's College/Old Aberdeen campus) by public transport is via Aberdeen City Centre.

To/from the airport by bus

Jet Service 727

Running 7 days a week from Aberdeen Bus Station to Aberdeen Airport Terminal.  The service runs frequently from 0430 on weekdays, 0530 on weekends.  The last bus leaves the airport at 2330 from Monday to Saturday, and 2300 on Sundays.

Find out more information on the Jet Service including timetables

Service 10

The Aberdeen to Inverness bus stops at the airport at only selected times.  Please refer to the timetable for more information.  Service 10 timetables

Service 27

Daytime service (not weekends) to Guild Street bus station in central Aberdeen.  First Aberdeen information, fares and timetable  Or call +44 (0)1224 650065.

Aberdeen Train Station

For train routes, timetables and prices please visit the National Rail website. The taxi rank is beside the station entrance and will cost approximately £10 to get to the University of Aberdeen. 


Taxis are available outside the main airport terminal, or outside the main entrance of the rail station.  A taxi from the airport to the City Centre or the University of Aberdeen costs approximately £20 - £25, and approximately £10 from the train station.  Taxis can be ordered from:

Rainbow/Bucksburn Taxis - 01224 878787 Comcabs - 01224 353535 Central Taxis - 01224 898989

City bus routes

The bus numbers 1, 2, 14 and 40 all run from the city centre of Aberdeen via King Street to the University of Aberdeen or close by.  More detailed information is available from the First Group website.  Single fares currently cost from £1.10-£2.40, returns £2.00-£4.50 and Unlimited daily travel tickets cost £4.80 however weekly tickets can be purchased on the bus for £18.00 per adult.  Exact fare is required on all First Aberdeen buses.

A Stagecoach Bus may also be used to get from Aberdeen City Centre to the University of Aberdeen.  Buses heading for Ellon, Peterhead or Fraserburgh can be used.  Stagecoach Buses offer change on the bus should you not have the exact fare.

The cheapest method of transport on arrival to Aberdeen Airport is to purchase a Grasshopper bus ticket on the Jet Bus.  This will allow you use of the Stagecoach bus to get to Aberdeen City Centre, then any of the First Buses mentioned above to get to the University of Aberdeen and return.  For more information see the Grasshopper website.


Aberdeen City

Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, Aberdeen became the Energy Capital of Europe and is Scotland’s third largest city - a place with historic charm, a thriving economy and cosmopolitan community of some 220,000 people. 

It is rich in history from its maritime past of boat building and fishing industries, nowadays modernised with the growth of the Oil and Gas industries. From the Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres and shopping venues, you will find something to suit everyone in this diverse multi-national City.

A coastline of spectacular beaches and dunes stretch north of the city, while to the west lies nearby Royal Deeside, home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and the eastern gateway to the mountainous Cairngorms National Park.

Aberdeen is placed between the Rivers Dee and Don, both of which provide for wonderful walks—the modern name ‘Aberdeen’ literally means between the Dee and Don. On the coast, Aberdeen has a long, spectacular scenery between the two rivers, which turns into high sand dunes north of the Don, stretching as far as Fraserburgh; to the south of the Dee are steep rocky cliff faces and deep inlets, making for impressive panorama and good rock-climbing. Aberdeenshire's coast is one of Britain’s most impressive coasts.

In architectural terms, Aberdeen is known for its principal use of granite during the Victorian era, which motivates its local nickname of the Granite City, or the Silver City, because the Mica in the stone sparkles in the sun. Link to Aberdeen's Granite Trail brochure. Link to Heritage Trail Old Aberdeen brochure

Aberdeen is the educational centre for the north-east and hosts 2 Universities; the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University. Both have campuses across the city at various locations. The Robert Gordon University was awarded university status in 1992, and has been voted the University of the Year 2011 by the Sunday Times.

University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen has been at the forefront of teaching and learning since 1495. Committed to excellence it is the 'global university of the north'. 

The University's Multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is, at its very heart, a place of pastoral care. See further details at

More information about the campus is available here.