The School of Social Science

The School of Social Science
Maria Nordvall presents at the Arctic Congress

Maria Nordvall presents at the Arctic Congress

Eight University of Aberdeen scholars, led two panels and participated in multiple sessions at the Arctic Assembly in Bodø Norway (30 May - 1 June).

Studying at the School of Social Science

Students from the School of Social Science tell us more about their experience studying at the University of Aberdeen and their perspectives on life in Aberdeen.

Social Sciences at the University of Aberdeen

Hear from Dr Samantha May, as well as several students and alumni, on what social sciences can offer both you as a student and society in general.

Discover the City of Aberdeen - The Energy Capital of Europe

With a population of 230 000, Aberdeen is a city which captures the charm and comfort of a smaller municipality but simultaneously offers the amenities of a large metropolitan city. The beach promenade and surrounding natural areas are excellent for long walks and hikes. The bustling city centre meets the cultural, culinary, and shopping needs of tourist and residents. The airport offers 44 destinations and more than 10 flights a day to London.

Explore the University of Aberdeen campus - over 500 years of history

King's College was built to house the University, founded by Bishop Elphinstone under a Papal Bull issued by Pope Alexander VI on 10 February 1495.

The Old Town House was built in 1788 and is the focal point for Old Aberdeen. Today it is home to the King's Museum and offers various exhibits.

Fully completed in 2014, Aberdeen Sports Village offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, a 25 metre diving pool, a full-size indoor football pitch and a gym.

Sir Duncan Rice Library was designed by Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer and Lassen and opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabth II in 2012. 

Elphinstone Lawn is located at the heart of the university surrounded by New King's (c. 1913), Elphinstone Hall (c. 1930) and King's College Chapel (c. 1509).

Visit the major attractions and landmarks of Aberdeenshire

Located a short train ride from Aberdeen, Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven offers some of the most majestic and spectacular views of the North Sea.

The National Trust for Scotland operates guided tours of Fyvie Castle. This 13th century fortress boasts a lavish collection of oil paintings and statues.

Contact the University of Aberdeen School of Social Science

The address of the University of Aberdeen School of Social Science is:

School of Social Science
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
AB24 3QY

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272726


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