Postgraduate Taught

January 2022

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

We expect all students, who have not yet returned to campus, to do so for the second half-session starting in January when we expect more students to be able to access more of their teaching on campus.

Returning to campus will enable you to engage in in-person learning, give you access to wider university and non-curriculum experiences such as joining clubs and societies, and will allow you to make use of our facilities on our campuses. 

Should you feel there are exceptional reasons why you don’t feel able to return to campus for the second half-session, please see our second half-session teaching page. This describes the ways we can support you in your campus return and provides a link to a form which should be used should you still exceptionally feel that you need to apply to study remotely.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen before the beginning of the 2nd half session. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, online exercises/exams, and timed assessments online. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Undergraduate

January 2022

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

We expect all students, who have not yet returned to campus, to do so for the second half-session starting in January when we expect more students to be able to access more of their teaching on campus.

Returning to campus will enable you to engage in in-person learning, give you access to wider university and non-curriculum experiences such as joining clubs and societies, and will allow you to make use of our facilities on our campuses. 

Should you feel there are exceptional reasons why you don’t feel able to return to campus for the second half-session, please see our second half-session teaching page. This describes the ways we can support you in your campus return and provides a link to a form which should be used should you still exceptionally feel that you need to apply to study remotely.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen before the beginning of the 2nd half session. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, online exercises/exams, and timed assessments online. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School

Orientation

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student you will have the opportunity to attend a University wide induction in addition to your school induction.

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. You can get started now by working through the interactive modules.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Audit Master‘s Courses

As a PGR student you may have the opportunity to audit Master‘s courses to augment your research training. Please discuss this with your supervisor and check out the postgraduate taught pages above.

The PGR School also offers a comprehensive training programme to support your research journey.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.