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Accounting and Finance

MScEcon

Status and earning potential are just two of the benefits of being an accountant. An accounting qualification can open doors worldwide in any industry.

This specialised 'conversion' programme is designed specifically to enhance employment prospects. It assumes little or no business knowledge at undergraduate level and helps graduates from any discipline break into this highly skilled profession, gaining the key business skills to advance a career in the finance sector in a single year.

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Duration: 12 months
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Month: 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.

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

Advanced Clinical Practice

PgCert

If you're a nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic or other health care practitioner looking to enhance your professional development 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: 12 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 engineering problems. It offers students a broad range of advanced subjects across the mechanical engineering disciplines in order to work in various industrial sectors.

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

Advanced Structural Engineering

MSc

With the advancement of technology, structural engineering, originally part of civil engineering, has emerged as a critical part for many other sectors, from aerospace to renewable energy. Following the Structural Engineering Institute vision for the future, this programme has been designed to be suitable for students from a range of engineering backgrounds, including mechanical, civil, aerospace, automotive and energy.

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

Analytical Chemistry

MSc

A Royal Society of Chemistry accredited degree programme designed to enhance the skills of Chemistry graduates, focusing on environmental and life sciences.

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

Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology

MSc

Do you want to help find new solutions to manage our marine natural resources?

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

Archaeology

MSc

A general MSc programme with significant opportunity to pursue specific subjects.

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

Archaeology of the North

MSc · ISS

The only degree of its kind in the world, reflecting the unique research focus of the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen.

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

Art and Business

MLitt

MLitt Art and Business prepares you for a dynamic career in the commercial world of art and heritage.

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

Artificial Intelligence

MSc

Artificial Intelligence (AI) forms part of many digital systems. No longer is AI seen as a special feature within software, but as an important development expected in modern systems. From word-processing applications to gaming, and from robots to the Internet of Things, AI tends to be responsible for controlling the underlying behaviour of systems. Such trends are forecast to grow further.

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

Autism & Learning

MEd · PgDip · PgCert

This programme is designed for parents, teachers, therapists, care workers and other practitioners involved in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

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

Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business

MSc

A unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the commercialisation of scientific ideas, the setting up of a bio-business and the research skills that are needed to accompany this knowledge.

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

Business Law and Sustainable Development with Dissertation

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

Business Research

MRes

Business Research allows you to explore the subject over a range of disciplines at postgraduate level, giving you wide ranging skills, knowledge and applications. You may look at financial data such as sales reports, competitor analysis, or qualitative surveying of customers, products, industry data and third party data. You will be in demand across all sectors to quantify and qualify decision making at top level.

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

Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes

MSc

Delivered within a dedicated cardiovascular research centre involving both clinical and laboratory scientists funded by multiple major charities and government funders, this programme provides a truly research-led teaching experience for students.

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

Clinical Education

MSc

The MSc in Clinical Education programme is designed to develop knowledge, skills and professional values in teaching and learning associated with clinical education.

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Duration: 36 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Blended Learning

Clinical Nutrition

MSc · PgDip · PgCert

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 months, 18 months 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 months or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Community Learning and Development

PgDip · MEd

The programme is suitable for professionals who wish to practice at the cutting edge of their profession.

It will interest those working in youth work, adult learning, community arts and community development from a wide range of backgrounds including community education, housing, planning, social work and other community linked professions.

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Duration: 18 months or 36 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: January
Learning Mode: Blended Learning

Comparative European Societies

MSc

MSc Comparative European Societies considers how European society has been shaped and changed by migration, social policy, citizenship, work and family.

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

Creative Writing

MLitt

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 and fiction writers David Wheatley, Helen Lynch and Wayne Price.

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Duration: 12 months 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 and opinions of the philosophies and policies underlying criminal procedures, human rights, and the various criminal justice systems in our top 5 UK ranking School of Law with the LLM in Criminal Justice.

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Duration: 12 months 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 topics 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 topics impact each other whilst expanding your employability prospects.

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

Cultural and Creative Communication

MSc

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: 12 months or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part 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.

MSc Decommissioning 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

Decommissioning

MSc · ISS

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: 5 months or 27 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: Online Learning

Digital Marketing Leadership

MSc · PgDip · PgCert

Start Dates: January, June and September

The online MSc in Digital Marketing Leadership is designed to meet the rapidly increasing role of Digital Marketing within the strategic, operational and marketing functions of organisations worldwide. This programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, ensuring that we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

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Duration: 9 months, 18 months or 24 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: January, June or 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: 12 months, 24 months or 36 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: Online Learning

Divinity

MTh

The MTh in Divinity is a new programme offered by the school which allows students to choose which courses to take and exit with one of the following: MTh Biblical Studies, MTh Church History, MTh Systematic Theology, or MTh Theological Ethics.

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

DLITE PGDE Primary

PGDE

The PGDE DLITE (Primary) programme is a part-time, distance learning 18 month programme of study (120 credits), which includes 18 weeks of school placement within your supporting local authority.

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Duration: 18 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: August
Learning Mode: Blended Learning

DLITE PGDE Secondary

PGDE

The PGDE DLITE (Secondary) is a part-time, distance learning, 18 month programme of study (120 credits), which which includes 18 weeks of placement experience in Secondary Schools.

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Duration: 18 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: January
Learning Mode: Blended 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

MRes

The MRes in Drug Discovery aims to develop your research skills and provide you with knowledge of the drug discovery process from both a scientific and commercial (bio-business) view.

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

Early Years

MEd · PgDip · PgCert

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

Education Studies (with Scottish Teaching Qualification)

PgCert

This programme allows experienced teachers qualified elsewhere (or in another sector) to meet the GTCS requirements for full-registration whilst being conditionally employed in a school under the ‘conditional provision registration’ status. Further, teachers in the private sector will (from 2017) need to be GTCS registered and therefore this offers a route to meeting the GTCS requirements for full registration status.

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Duration: 9 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Distance Learning

Energy and Environmental Law with Dissertation

LLM

Study energy and environmental law to an advanced level at the University of Aberdeen, the leading institution in energy law among the UK's top 5 Law Schools (The Complete University Guide 2019).

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

Energy and Environmental Law with Professional Skills

LLM

This unique Master’s examines both energy and environmental law and the ways in which they directly impact each another. During your studies, you’ll gain a valuable 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 months or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Energy Law with Dissertation

LLM

Led by renowned academics operating at the heart of Energy Law globally, this uniquely positioned Master's programme will provide you with a strong, reputable foundation of knowledge for your career and enable you to stand out in an increasingly topical industry.

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

Energy Law with Professional Skills

LLM

Study this specialised programme in Aberdeen – Europe’s largest energy hub and top 5 UK law school (The Complete University Guide 2019). Designed with inbuilt professional qualifications, you’ll develop a set of highly in-demand skills and the expertise to gain a true competitive advantage in the industry.

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Duration: 12 months 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

MSc Energy Politics and Law provides you with the skills to analyse the relationship between energy needs, politics, law and economics.

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

English Literary Studies

MLitt · ISS

Literature in English is written and read all around the world. The MLitt English Literary Studies is an advanced programme which explores the theory and criticism of a range of literary periods and national literatures. This flexible programme offers a choice of modules and training in research skills.

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

Environmental and Ecological Sciences

MSc

This programme will bridge the interface between two important disciplines: Environmental Science and Ecology. It aims to help you develop the knowledge and practical skills required to tackle important environmental issues by applying appropriate ecological theory.

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

Environmental and Forest Management

MSc

Interested in a career in forest or general environmental management, policy and/or research? Our MSc in Environmental and Forest Management is a professionally recognised qualification for careers in the forest and/or environmental sector.

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

Environmental Management

MSc

This interdisciplinary programme promotes an understanding of key environmental issues within sustainability and environmental management. This degree will give you the knowledge and understanding of current environmental issues at the local, regional and global context and how to critically appraise them.

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

Environmental Partnership Management

MSc

Developing the future generation of eco-entrepreneurs who have the passion and skills to lead environmental partnerships and projects of the future.

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

Environmental Pollution and Remediation

MSc

This degree will give you the skills to diagnose and mitigate environmental pollution issues. You will gain skills in developing risk assessments, undertaking chemical analysis and applied remediation technology.

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

Environmental Science

MSc · MRes

This multidisciplinary MSc programme aims to train you to recognise and understand the threats and conflicts in the environment today and appreciate the steps required to develop solutions. This programme is also available as an MRes option.

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