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Accounting and Finance

MScEcon

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.

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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: 12, 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 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: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Advanced Restorative Dental Practice

MSc

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.

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Duration: 30 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Blended Learning

Advanced Structural Engineering

MSc

The MSc Advanced Structural Engineering follows the Structural Engineering Institute "Vision for the Future" by offering a broad and flexible curriculum, which allows you to design your course of study to suit your academic background and career interests far beyond the construction industry.

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

Applied Anatomy (Musculoskeletal System)

PgCert

Refresh and enhance your knowledge of functional and applied anatomy to improve your patient care and career progression. Learn from expert anatomists and experienced clinicians.

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Duration: 24 months
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: Blended 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 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or 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, Bioarchaeology, Osteoarchaeology and Palaeopathology.

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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

Archaeology of the North

ISS · MSc

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

Artificial Intelligence

MSc

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing how we live, work and socialise. This programme will expose you to all aspects of AI, from its fundamentals to cutting edge techniques, enabling you to work in this dynamic, fast-moving field.

The School of Natural and Computing Science, in association with The Data Lab, is offering 8 scholarships to cover the cost of tuition for Scottish and EU students commencing the MSc Artificial Intelligence programme in September 2020. Find out more...

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Duration: 12, 15 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Autism & Learning

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
Study Mode: Part Time
Start Month: September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning

Bioarchaeological Science

MSc

Bioarchaeological Science is at the forefront of the scientific study of the human past. This new 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

Biomedical Engineering applies core engineering principles to the understanding and advancement of medical and healthcare technologies. In this programme, the foundations of medical engineering will be studied alongside cutting-edge technologies used in medical devices and healthcare delivery, giving students the opportunity to understand the clinical context and the opportunities for future development.

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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, 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 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 or 24 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or 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 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 · 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: January or 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 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 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 6 UK ranking School of Law with the LLM 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 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 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 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.

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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

The security and privacy challenges are ever-evolving and to overcome them, cybersecurity professionals must rapidly adapt to the evolving landscape. To achieve this, cybersecurity professionals need core skills that are flexible, adaptable, and extensible from small to large infrastructures. This course provides you with the necessary tools to build and improve these core skills.

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

Data Science

MSc

There is an increasing demand for data scientists across all industry sectors, from healthcare and tech to finance, retail and beyond. This programme enables graduates of various disciplines to take advantage of the growing career opportunities in this field, by teaching the essential Computational Thinking (CT) and data analysis skills needed by employers today.

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Duration: 12, 15, 24 or 27 months
Study Mode: Full Time or Part Time
Start Month: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus Learning or Online 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

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

Digital Marketing Leadership

MSc · PgCert · PgDip

Start Dates: January, June and September

The MSc in Digital Marketing Leadership equips students with the cutting-edge digital expertise that is sought-after by businesses around the globe today – enabling you to advance your career opportunities in this significant, influential and growing sector.

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

Divinity

MTh

The Master of Theology (MTh) in Divinity allows students to choose either a specialist or a more generalist study route. Depending on the combination of courses taken, students can graduate with either the more general MTh Divinity or a specialist degree in one of the following subject areas: MTh Biblical Studies, MTh Church History, MTh Systematic Theology, or MTh Theological Ethics.

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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

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: January or September
Learning Mode: On Campus 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 10 Law Schools (The Complete University Guide 2020).

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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 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 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 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 6 UK Law School (The Complete University Guide 2021). 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 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 based in Aberdeen which is the energy capital of the UK.

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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 transitions require technical, economic and social solutions to the complex challenges of decarbonization.

This new programme gives an overview of the diverse challenges, including technical and non-technical (e.g. economic, policy) aspects. Students are introduced to systems thinking in the context of energy systems and learn relevant methods for system-level analysis (e.g. GIS, energy system analysis).

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

English Language and Literature

MLitt

This programme will be available in 2021-22

Delve into the world of English Language and Literature and uncover a variety of historical and contemporary texts. Taught by internationally-renowned specialists, the programme will enhance your understanding of the relationship between language and literature, broaden your knowledge of English literary periods and issues, and trace the development and varieties of the English language.

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

English Literary Studies

MLitt

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

Environmental Partnership Management

MSc

This programme develops the future generation of sustainability leaders and innovators who have the passion and skills to lead environmental partnerships and projects that deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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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