Social Change and Equality

Social Change and Equality

Join the Change-makers

Social Change and Equality

Are you ready to break with convention? To go beyond stereotypes and societal norms, to spark urgent, social change? At Aberdeen, we know that diverse worldviews start with big questions, leading to even bigger solutions. The upheavals caused by climate change and the transition to low carbon jobs, the rise of AI and automation, the growth of populism and increased polarisation underline the importance of understanding societal change and the urgent need to develop alternative solutions that are rooted in theory and informed by empirical research.  

Learn more about the social, societal, cultural and political aspects of life, in order to create a more equal, more diverse world. 

Why Aberdeen?

  • Break traditional business models with programmes that focus on addressing fundamental societal and environmental challenges, making a direct impact to policy making at industry around the themes of Corporate Social & Environmental Accounting, Energy Transitions; Work, Society & Wellbeing; Finance, Organisation & Governance and Ethics & Corporate Governance.
  • Explore the processes that have shaped our natural environments to understand how we can tackle climate change, water management, natural hazards and transition from fossils fuels to sustainable energy.
  • From the constitution to civil liberties, and from criminal justice to human rights, together we will explore how law regulates and protects the rights of individuals, families and communities.
  • The University has been a member of the Advance HE Athena Swan Charter since 2011 and achieved its first Bronze Athena Swan Institutional award in 2012.
  • We are proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme and hold a  Stonewall Silver Award.
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize: in 2021, our world-leading research and teaching in soil science was awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize - the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education.
  • 1st in the UK for Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Business Studies, History of Art, Architecture and Design, Linguistics and Philosophy (National Student Survey 2023).

Rankings and Accreditations

2nd in the UK for sustainable education

QS Sustainability Rankings 2023

Top 10 in UK for Law

Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

1st in UK for Research in Theology

Research Excellence Framework 2021

3rd in UK for Theology & Religious Studies

The Complete University Guide 2023

2nd in UK for Accounting & Finance

Guardian University Guide 2023