Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Congratulations and welcome to the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History. We are passionate about our students and their education and are really looking forward to meeting you.

Please attend your welcome event where you will have the opportunity to meet teaching staff from your subject area including the key staff listed below.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Postgraduate Taught

January 2023

Academic Induction

There will be a compulsary School welcome event for Postgraduate Taught students on Wednesday 14th September 2022. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate Taught Programme Coordinators and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Additional inductions:

MLitt Modern History
Wednesday, 14 September, 12-1pm
Venue: Room KCG16, Kings College

MLitt/PgCert/PgDip Philosophy and Society
Wednesday, 14 September, 1-2pm
Venue: Room CB009 50/52 College Bounds

Masters in Theology
Wednesday, 14 September, 1-2pm
Venue: Divinity Library

Scottish Heritage
Scottish Heritage students taking HI502W and HI502X are warmly invited (but not required) to attend an online welcome event at 5pm on Friday 23 September. Please join through Blackboard Collaborate here.

Postgraduate Taught Programme Coordinators

Divinity

History

Philosophy

Art History

  • MLitt in Christianity & the Visual Arts: Dr Joanne Anderson         
Teaching

We are preparing for a full on-campus experience and are looking forward to seeing you all on campus for the new academic year. 

This is expected to include in person tutorials, lectures and seminars.

Being on campus will also bring you the benefits of peer assisted learning and socialising with other students, meeting staff, accessing our facilities and the opportunity to join student clubs and societies. 

We believe that your learning – and the learning of your fellow students – significantly benefits from direct peer-to-peer interaction which is best delivered through on-campus teaching and learning. 

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

We will assess your learning throughout the term. Thismay 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

September 2022

Academic Induction

There will be an in person welcome event for Undergraduate students in each of our four disciplines: Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History. This will provide an opportunity to meet key staff members and for you to ask any questions you may have. Throughout Welcome Week the School offices will be open for enquiries (50-52 College Bounds, 10am - 4pm).

Divinity, Theology & Religion

Thursday 15 September

WELCOME MEETING
10:00 - 12:00
Divinity Library

Friday 16 September

Christ College Opening Lecture
15:00
KCF7 followed by refreshments in the Divinity Library

 

A warm welcome from all of us in the Department. We are delighted that you will be joining us in September, and we look forward to meeting you at our induction event, which will take place on Thursday, 15th September, from 10 am to noon, in the Divinity Library.

In joining our department, you will find yourself part of a vibrant, friendly, international community. We trust that you will quickly feel at home here, but we recognise that it will take some time to settle in, and that you may need some help along the way. You will find that staff and fellow students will gladly offer informal advice, but it is important that you also attend the formal induction. The event will include:

  • An overview of our department and our degree programme
  • A briefing on the policies that will govern your studies and the resources available

Philosophy

 Friday 16 September

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

WELCOME MEETING
10:00 - 12:00
Auris Lecture Theatre,
Cruickshank Building

 

At this Welcome Event you will:

  • Meet some of your Philosophy lecturers
  • Find out about the Philosophy courses you’ll be taking this year
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about studying Philosophy at Aberdeen
  • Find out about extra-curricular and co-curricular Philosophy activities

Follow the Philosphy department on Twitter

 

Art History

Thursday 15 September

WELCOME MEETING

11:00 - 12:00

50-52 College Bounds

Room: CB203

 

At this Welcome Event you will:

  • Meet some of your Art History lecturers
  • Find out about the Art History courses you’ll be taking this year
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about studying Art History at Aberdeen
  • View works from the University’s art collection in our teaching space

History

Thursday 15 September

WELCOME MEETING

14:00 - 16:00

St Marys

Room: G3

This Welcome Meeting is followed by a Welcome Lecture.

 

At this Welcome Event you will:

  • Meet some of your History lecturers
  • Find out about the History courses you’ll be taking this year
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about studying History at Aberdeen
Teaching, Learning and Assessment

We are preparing for a full on-campus experience and are looking forward to seeing you all on campus for the new academic year. 

This is expected to include in person tutorials, lectures and seminars.

Being on campus will also bring you the benefits of peer assisted learning and socialising with other students, meeting staff, accessing our facilities and the opportunity to join student clubs and societies. 

We believe that your learning – and the learning of your fellow students – significantly benefits from direct peer-to-peer interaction which is best delivered through on-campus teaching and learning. 

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

We will assess your learning throughout the term. This 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

Welcome Event

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History (DHPA) looks forward to welcoming you to your research programme. Please check your email account for a welcome email from the school that contains essential information to help you get started.

Please contact Ms Farida Ali, DHPA Postgraduate Administrator, if you have any questions: dhpa-pgr-admin@abdn.ac.uk.

Orientation

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.