Postgraduate Taught Degrees

Postgraduate Taught Degrees

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Accounting and Finance

MSc

The Accounting and Finance MSc sets you on a path for a rewarding career in this highly skilled profession, whether you’ve recently graduated or are already working. With this specialised one-year conversion programme you don’t need previous experience in this area to gain the skills to advance a career in the financial and accounting sector.

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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

Advanced Chemical Engineering

MSc

A flexible, industry-focused programme, delivering advanced skills in chemical and process engineering for multiple industry sectors, including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and environmental science.

This programme has January and September start dates. Apply Now.

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

Advanced Clinical Practice

MSc · PgCert · PgDip

If you're a nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic or other health care practitioner working in an advanced or advancing role looking to enhance your professional development and are based within travel distance of Aberdeen then our course provides a flexible programme in which to develop your knowledge and clinical skills. The programme is framed on the four pillars of advanced practice - clinical practice, facilitating learning, leadership and evidence, research and development.

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Duration: 9, 24 or 36 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Blended Learning

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

MSc

This programme emphasises the application of computational techniques and packages to solve complex mechanical engineering problems and provide engineering graduates with the advanced understanding skills and knowledge to pursue careers in a wide range of industry sectors.

This programme has January and September start dates. Apply Now.

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

Advanced Restorative Dental Practice

Take your Restorative Dental Practice to the next level with our part-time masters programme. Through online learning, practice-based assessments and residential based study, you will develop your skills through progressive, evidence-based techniques and knowledge and be able to apply those skills to the benefit of your practice.

Please note that this programme is not currently open for applications.

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Advanced Structural Engineering

MSc

This advanced programme offers a broader range of courses compared to most structural engineering programmes, allowing you to design your course of study to suit your background and career interests and to tackle environmental, economic and social challenges far beyond the construction industry.

This programme has January and September start dates. Apply Now.

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

Applied Health Sciences

MSc

Our MSc in Applied Health Sciences provides a flexible programme that can be individually tailored to align with your research interests and career goals whether that be in public health, global health, human nutrition or health economics.

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

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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

Applied Health Sciences (Online, Blended)

MSc · PgCert · PgDip

Our MSc in Applied Health Sciences provides a flexible programme that can be individually tailored to align with your research interests and careers goals whether that be in public health, global health, human nutrition or health economics.

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Duration: 3, 6, 8, 12, 24 or 48 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: Blended Learning

Applied Marine Ecology and Conservation

MSc

Giving you the knowledge and skills to make a difference in marine conservation.

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

Archaeology

MSc

This one year Master’s programme provides students from a range of academic backgrounds with a broad-based postgraduate qualification in Archaeology, but with the option of pursuing specific archaeological specialisms, including Viking archaeology, museum studies, cultural heritage management, or biomolecular archaeology.

This course has a September 2024 start date. Apply Now.

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

Archaeology of the North

MSc

The MSc Archaeology of the North is the only programme of its type in the world, investigating the material culture and heritage of the far northern hemisphere. With an emphasis on colonisation and culture contact, lifeways and world-views, this programme will help you develop knowledge and critical awareness of issues specific to northern archaeology, providing a solid foundation for further study or professional employment.

This course has a September 2024 start date. Apply Now.

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

Artificial Intelligence

MSc

This programme engages with all aspects of AI, from its fundamentals to the cutting-edge techniques revolutionising how we live, learn, work and socialise, to open up career opportunities in this dynamic, fast-moving field.

The Data Lab Scholarship
The Data Lab is offering 2 scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition for Scotland-based* students commencing the MSc Artificial Intelligence programme in September 2024. 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

Autism & Learning

PgCert

This programme is designed for teachers and related professionals involved in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Duration: 12 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Online Learning

Bioarchaeological Science

MSc

Bioarchaeological Science is at the forefront of the scientific study of the human past. This programme incorporates the study of human osteoarchaeology and palaeopathology along with the advanced study of human remains through genetic and isotopic analysis. You will learn the latest scientific techniques for the extraction, analysis and presentation of DNA, protein, stable isotope and lipid data.

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

Biomedical Engineering

MSc

The MSc in Biomedical Engineering applies the core principles and design techniques of engineering to medicine and healthcare - including the design and development of devices used for medical diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation.

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

Biomolecular Archaeology

MSc

This unique one year taught postgraduate programme combines cutting-edge biomolecular research with archaeological and evolutionary approaches, taught across the fields of archaeology, biological and medical science.

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

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

MSc

The MSc in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics will provide students with in-depth training in key life sciences, including bioinformatics, that are central to modern biotechnology and the genomics revolution and will prepare graduates for employment in this growing sector.

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

Business Consulting and Psychology

MSc

The MSc Business Consulting and Psychology will build your professional consulting skills enhanced with a working knowledge of industry-leading psychology tools and workforce behavioural frameworks.

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

Business Law and Sustainable Development

LLM

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to become a leading lawyer, barrister or civil servant to build commercial structures and enterprises and enable sustainable development. This highly popular LLM provides an education combining Business Law with acumen in Sustainable Development, Ecological Protection, and Corporate Social Responsibility, and has been carefully designed by our first-class teaching staff to ensure that you receive high quality training that will enhance your employability.

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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

Business Management and Data Science

MSc

New Programme! Applications Opening Soon.

This Master’s programme is designed to bridge the gap between data science and business management through an interdisciplinary approach that equips you with the critical business and data science skills necessary to establish or lead successful data science teams or enterprises.

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

Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes

MSc

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for more than 30%, and is set to increase over the next few decades, due to an ageing population and a steep rise in metabolic syndromes. Our MSc programme, taught by scientists and clinicians who are leaders in their field, will equip you with knowledge of the epidemiology, genetics, pathological and molecular mechanisms underpinning cardiovascular disease, its diagnosis, risk factors and pharmacological management.

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

Chemistry for Sustainable Energy

MSc

This MSc offers a comprehensive overview of current and emerging technologies that are guiding the just energy transition.

A future energy scenario will involve the collaboration of a range of technologies. This Masters programme gives you a high level of understanding in the areas of electrochemical conversion devices (such as battery and fuel cell technology), carbon capture technologies and the hydrogen economy. Circular economy approaches and current sustainable innovations will also be covered.

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

Christianity and the Visual Arts

MLitt

The MLitt in Christianity and the Visual Arts combines the study of art and faith in the Christian world from medieval to modern times. Explore faith and the interpretation of Christian artworks in and beyond the western European context, with access to world-class ecclesiastical, artistic and cultural resources at the University.

MLitt Christianity and the Visual Arts is also available to study full-time or part-time online.

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

Christianity and the Visual Arts (Online)

MLitt

The MLitt in Christianity and the Visual Arts combines the study of art and faith in the Christian world from medieval to modern times. Explore faith and the interpretation of Christian artworks in and beyond the western European context, with access to world-class ecclesiastical, artistic and cultural resources at the University.

MLitt Christianity and the Visual Arts is also available to study on-campus.

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

Clinical Education

MSc · PgCert · PgDip

Our MSc Clinical Education programme is designed to develop knowledge, skills and professional values in teaching and learning associated with clinical education. You will study alongside students from different clinical and geographical contexts including those from the wider multi-professional team (doctors, nurses, dentists and physician associates) and clinical staff with a role in medical, dental and nursing education. Our teaching faculty includes senior academics and lecturers from a variety of clinical backgrounds.

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