Postgraduate Taught Degrees

Postgraduate Taught Degrees

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Clinical Nutrition

MSc · PgCert · PgDip

Do you want to help prevent disease and improve the understanding of the relationship between diet and health? This MSc focuses on the problems of over and under nutrition, which apply to most developed nations as well as those undergoing rapid transformation.

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Duration: 8, 18 or 24 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: Online Learning

Clinical Pharmacology

MSc

Do you want to promote the safer use of medicines in man? Our Clinical Pharmacology MSc aims to develop your research skills, your knowledge of clinical drugs and their use in the real world.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Comparative Literature

MLitt

Study of literary texts in transnational, global and postcolonial contexts. Engage with literary and cultural texts from different language backgrounds using an exciting range of methodological approaches.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Corporate Finance and Law

LLM · MSc

With both an LLM and MSc exit qualification available, this programme is delivered jointly by the University of Aberdeen's School of Law and Business School, and will provide students with an interdisciplinary learning experience in Finance and Law.

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Duration: 12 months
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Creative Writing

MLitt · PgDip

The MLitt in Creative Writing is a taught programme designed to offer you a constructive, highly supportive learning environment in which to develop your writing and creative potential. You will be introduced to the processes and challenges involved in producing creative work of publishable quality, whether in poetry or prose, fiction or creative non-fiction.

You will be taught by a team of widely published creative writers including award-winning poets, fiction writers and non-fiction filmmakers.

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Duration: 9, 12, 21 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Criminal Justice

LLM

Gain a greater understanding and develop your knowledge of the theories and policies underlying criminal procedures, human rights, and the various criminal justice systems alongside out renowned experts in Criminal Justice.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Criminal Justice and Human Rights

LLM

Combine the key specialist topic of criminal justice with some of today’s most powerful human rights issues, studying cases from around the world in a variety of contexts. With our carefully designed LLM, you’ll have the opportunity to further your understanding of how the two areas impact each other whilst expanding your employability prospects.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Criminology and Society

MSc

New programme commencing September 2025!

Crime is a central concern for any community, and how society encourages, discourages, and responds to deviant behaviour and criminal activity is key to social order and sustainable and just social systems. Criminology, therefore, is not only about criminal justice and punishment, but also about society, and how individuals and communities perceive and respond to adverse conditions and deviant behaviour, and how they experience victimisation.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Cultural and Creative Communication

MSc · PgCert · PgDip

Cultural and creative industries form a central element of the Scottish economy and play a key role in shaping the society in which we live.

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Duration: 4, 9, 12, 21 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Cultural Heritage

MSc

This programme builds on the established archaeological expertise of the University of Aberdeen to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enter the professional world of cultural heritage. You will learn about current policy and practice and apply your knowledge at heritage sites, working directly with heritage professionals and local communities.

Jump-start your career in cultural heritage management, professional archaeology or education and research.

This course has January and September 2024 start dates. Apply Now.

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Cybersecurity

MSc

Individuals, organisations and governments face an escalating threat from increasingly sophisticated hackers and ransomware gangs. To tackle this problem, cyber security professionals must constantly adapt to the ever-evolving threats and vulnerabilities.

This programme teaches the fundamental concepts and job-ready skills of cyber security to prepare you for one of the most in-demand jobs today.

Aberdeen Global Scholarship
Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more.

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Duration: 12 months
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Data Science

MSc

This programme is designed to enable graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds to take advantage of the growing demand for data scientists across almost every industry sector today including finance, health, government, retail and manufacturing.

This programme is also available to study online.

Aberdeen Global Scholarship
Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more.

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Duration: 12 or 15 months
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Decommissioning

MSc

This programme focuses on the key technical, commercial, regulatory and environmental aspects associated with the decommissioning of energy infrastructure.

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.

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Duration: 12 months
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Decommissioning

MSc

Over the next decade, around 100 platforms and 7,500 kilometres of pipeline on the UK Continental Shelf are forecast for decommissioning, with costs estimated to be £59 billion to 2050. The industry aims to reduce this figure by 35%, a target set by the Oil & Gas Authority.

The MSc Decommissioning is the world's first and only Masters degree in decommissioning oil rigs, platforms and offshore structures. This programme focuses on the key aspects associated with decommissioning such as engineering, project management, business, law and health, and safety and environment and is specially designed for students from a broad range of backgrounds,


The MSc Decommissioning is also available to study full time on campus.

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Duration: 27 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Online Learning

Dispute Resolution

LLM · PgCert · PgDip

Unlike many other programmes on dispute resolution, this programme does not seek to combine a substantive subject with dispute processes; it focusses only on those methods best placed to resolve disputes. It is dedicated to dispute resolution methodology. The non-court dispute resolution industry is vibrant and growing as organisations and individuals seek to resolve their disputes outside the often adversarial, public, slow and expensive litigation process.
The programme is fully online with the exception of Advanced Mediation Practice. Students taking this course require to attend the university in Aberdeen for a three day period in late March. (Find out more in course information ).

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Duration: 6, 9, 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: Online Learning

DPLP - Professional Legal Practice

PgDip

The DPLP is a practical transaction-based learning programme that aims to prepare suitably qualified graduates for legal practice in Scotland. Building on our strong links with the legal profession, we see the Diploma as the crucial bridge from your law degree to the world of practice. Look forward to working in a close collegiate learning environment and develop lasting professional networks.

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Duration: 9 months
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Drug Discovery and Development

MSc

Develop your knowledge and understanding of how drugs and medicines are made and used safely with this MSc programme delivered by Scotland's leading pharmacology researchers and bio-entrepreneurs.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Early Years

MEd · PgCert · PgDip

The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified educationalists wishing to advance their skills and knowledge, enhance their professional practice, and extend their capacity to lead and shape change in a range of educational settings through part-time study by e-learning.

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Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Online Learning

Ecology and Conservation

MSc

This programme is designed to equip you with a range of contemporary ecological and transferable skills that will provide an invaluable basis for your career.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Energy Economics and Law

LLM · MSc

This unique Masters programme combines the core disciplines of Economics and Law to equip you with the essential skills required to pursue a successful career such as in the global oil and gas industry, legal, financial or in related governmental organisations.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Energy Politics and Law

MSc

As a pillar of modern society, energy is often underestimated in its political, economic, and legal influence on our daily lives. Whether we like it or not, the supply, distribution, and consumption of energy has fundamentally moulded the world around us into the one we live in now.

MSc Energy Politics and Law provides you with the opportunity to study energy, as one of the most important yet under-analysed topics in international relations, from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

This course has January and September 2024 start dates. Apply Now.

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Energy Transition Law with Dissertation

LLM

Study energy and environmental law to an advanced level at the University of Aberdeen. Our Law School is ranked 9th in the UK for Law by the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Energy Transition Law with Professional Skills

LLM

This unique Master’s examines legal aspects of the energy transition: from authorising renewable energy projects to regulating energy markets in the era of decarbonisation. During your studies, you’ll gain an invaluable insight into this fast-developing, highly topical industry, and form a solid basis to forge a successful career in this field.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Energy Transition Systems and Technologies

MSc

Energy transition engineers are faced with the challenge of redesigning our entire energy infrastructure while ensuring continued access to reliable and affordable energy at times of rapid and substantial swings in supply or demand. This programme will prepare you for a career in the energy sector by providing an in-depth understanding of the diverse technical and non-technical challenges associated with the transition to cleaner, more sustainable, energy.

Eligible international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Find out more.

This programme is also available to study part-time online.

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Duration: 12 months
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Energy, Economics and Finance

MScEcon

The MSc Energy Economics and Finance is a programme both intellectually challenging and provides the career-ready credentials that are essential to increase your appeal with employers within an energy economics context.

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Duration: 12 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning