The University of Aberdeen welcomes applications from college students. We have a number of articulation routes whereby the curriculum at college closely matches a degree programme. Students who enter the university through an articulation pathway can come directly into year 2 or year 3 of university. 

Articulation routes are grouped together by discipline area and listed below: 

  • Accountancy and Business 
  • Applied Sciences and Biological Sciences
  • Engineering 
  • Law 
  • Music 
  • Social Sciences 

Partner Colleges 

We have a number of partner colleges across Scotland. University of Aberdeen attends careers fairs and offer support and guidance to partner college students. Our current partner colleges are: 

Please note you do not need to attend a partner college in order to progress onto University of Aberdeen. 

Disclaimer

The following specification prescribes the eligibility requirements for students to apply for entry to a degree programme offered by the University of Aberdeen. Entry is not guaranteed but is governed by the University’s Admissions Policy.

Accountancy and Business
HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Accountancy
Degree programme(s) and title MA Accountancy (N400)
Year of entry to University

Year 2

Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include:
    • Research Skills (F60A34)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
MA Accountancy (N400)
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include:
    • Research Skills (F60A34)
    • Company Law (DE5H35)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Business
Degree programme(s) and title MA Business Management (N200)
Year of entry to University Year 2
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Business
Degree programme(s) and title MA Business Management (N200)
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 
Applied Sciences and Biological Sciences
HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Applied Sciences
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BSc Biochemistry  (C700)
  • BSc Biological Sciences (C901)*
  • BSc Biology (C100)*
  • BSc Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Biology) (J700)
  • BSc Chemistry (F100)**
  • BSc Conservation Biology (C161)*
  • BSc Ecology (D430)*
  • BSc Genetics (C400)
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology) (C450)
  • BSc Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (CC71)
  • BSc Immunology (C552)
  • BSc Immunology and Pharmacology (BC25)
  • BSc Marine Biology (C350)*
  • BSc Molecular Biology (CC74)
  • BSc Pharmacology (B210)
  • BSc Physics (F300)***
  • BSc Plant and Soil Science (CD27)*
  • BSc Physiology (B120)
  • BSc Zoology (C300)*

 

Year of entry to University Year 2
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):
  • *Statistics for Science 1 (H8XT 33)
    • Ecology and Ecosystems (H93A 34)

 

  • **Mathematics for Science (H8XP)
    • Inorganic Chemistry (B) (H92Y)
    • Physical Chemistry (B) (H936)

 

  • *** Mathematics for Science 1 (H8XP 33)
    • Mathematics for Science 2 (H8XR 34)
    • Physics for Life Sciences (H93F 34)
    • Physics Principles: Heat and Thermodynamics (H93G 34)
    • Physics Principles: Mechanics (H93H 34)
    • Electricity and Magnetism (H93L 34)
    • Physics: Light and Optics (H93J 35)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Applied Sciences
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BSc Biochemistry  (C700)*
  • BSc Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Biology) (J700)*
  • BSc Chemistry (F100)**
  • BSc Genetics (C400)*
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology) (C450)*
  • BSc Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (CC71)*
  • BSc Immunology (C552)***
  • BSc Immunology and Pharmacology (BC25)***
  • BSc Molecular Biology (CC74)*
  • BSc Pharmacology (B210)***
  • BSc Physiology (B120)***
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):

 

  • * Human Metabolism (H92D 35)

 

  • ** Organic Stereochemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H934 35)
    • Instrumental Techniques 1 (H930 35) 
    • Inorganic Chemistry: Theory and
    • Laboratory Skills (H932 35) 
    • Aromatic Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92N 35)

 

  • *** Human Metabolism (H92D 35) preferred but not essential
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Applied Biological Sciences
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BSc Biochemistry (C700)
  • BSc Biological Sciences (C901)
  • BSc Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Biology) (J700)
  • BSc Genetics (C400)
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology) (C450)
  • BSc Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (CC71)
  • BSc Immunology (C552)
  • BSc Immunology and Pharmacology (BC25)
  • BSc Microbiology (C500)
  • BSc Molecular Biology (CC74)
  • BSc Pharmacology (B210)
  • BSc Physiology (B120)
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 
Engineering and Physical Sciences
HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Chemical Process Technology
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Chemical Engineering (H813)*
  • BSc Chemistry (F100)**
  • BEng Petroleum Engineering (H851)**
Year of entry to University Year 2
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):
  • * Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent)
    • Physics Principles Mechanics (H93H 34)
  • *** H8XP 33 Mathematics for Science 1 (H8XP 33)
    • Inorganic Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92Y 34)
    • Physical Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H936 34)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Chemical Process Technology
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Chemical Engineering (H813)*
  • BSc Chemistry (F100)
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • BA in Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):
    • * Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (or equivalent)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Electrical Engineering
Degree programme(s) and title BEng Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (H620)
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include:
    • * Engineering Maths 1, 2 , 3, 4 & 5 (or equivalent)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Engineering Systems
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Chemical Engineering (H813)
  • BEng Engineering (H100)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (H220)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Structural) (H221)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil) (H200)
  • BEng Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (H620)
  • BEng Engineering (Electronic and Software) (H6H4)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical) (HH36)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) (H3H8)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical) (H300)
  • BEng Petroleum Engineering (H851)
Year of entry to University Year 2
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include:
    • Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent)
    • Contact selector to discuss exact unit requirements
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Engineering Systems
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Chemical Engineering (H813)
  • BEng Engineering (H100)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (H220)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Structural) (H221)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil) (H200)
  • BEng Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (H620)
  • BEng Engineering (Electronic and Software) (H6H4)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical) (HH36)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) (H3H8)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical) (H300)
  • BEng Petroleum Engineering (H851)
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include:
    • Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or equivalent)
    • Contact selector to discuss exact unit requirements
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Mechanical Engineering
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (H220)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Structural) (H221)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil) (H200)
  • BEng Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (H620)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical) (HH36)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) (H3H8)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical) (H300)
Year of entry to University Year 2
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include:
    • Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Mechanical Engineering
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (H220)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Structural) (H221)
  • BEng Engineering (Civil) (H200)
  • BEng Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (H620)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical) (HH36)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) (H3H8)
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical) (H300)
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include:
    • Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or equivalent)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Petroleum Engineering
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Chemical Engineering (H813)*
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (H220)**
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Structural) (H221)**
  • BEng Engineering (Civil) (H200)**
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) (H3H8)**
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical) (H300)**
  • BEng Petroleum Engineering (H851)*
Year of entry to University Year 2
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):
  • * Engineering Mathematics 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent)
    • Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction ( DX2933)
    • Fundamental Concepts of Organic Chemistry (DP2P33)

 

  • **Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 (or equivalent)
     
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Petroleum Engineering
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Environmental) (H220)*
  • BEng Engineering (Civil and Structural) (H221)*
  • BEng Engineering (Civil) (H200)*
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Oil and Gas Studies) (H3H8)*
  • BEng Engineering (Mechanical) (H300)*
  • BEng Petroleum Engineering (H851)**
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • A in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):

 

  • * Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or equivalent)

 

  • ** Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or equivalent)
    • Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction ( DX2933)
    • Fundamental Concepts of Organic Chemistry (DP2P33)
    • Petroleum Geology and Geophysics: An Introduction (F53034)
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 
Law and Legal Services
HN qualification 
level and title
HND Legal Services
Degree programme(s) and title
  • LLB Law (M114)
  • LLB Law and European Legal Studies (5 yrs) (M127)
  • LLB Law and French Law (5 yrs) (M121)
  • LLB Law and German Law (5 yrs) (M123)
  • LLB Law and Spanish Law (M126)
  • LLB Law with English Law (M2M1)
Year of entry to University Year 1
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • BAA in Graded Units
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 
Music
HN qualification 
level and title
HND Music
Degree programme(s) and title
  • BMus Community Music (W390)*
  • BMus Music (W300)**
  • BMus Music Education (XW13)***
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):
    • *Satisfactory Completion, Interview, Audition, PVG Check & Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover
    • **Satisfactory Completion, Interview, Audition
    • ***Satisfactory Completion: Interview, Audition, PVG Check, Higher English and Nat5 Maths (or equivalent)

Auditions at the University of Aberdeen are centred around the classical music course. So, expect questions on classical music to pop-up in your interview. After the theory/ aural session you will be expected to play (or sing if you are a singer) on your main study. Then there will be a short interview. This interview will focus on classical music; so, be prepared for this. One example of a question which might be asked is, ‘can you talk us through the main points of Sonata form’. Or, another, ‘Talk to us about a work by Mozart or Beethoven’.   

Although we welcome all genres of music, the course is primarily classical focussed.
 

Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 
Social Sciences
HN qualification 
level and title
HNC Social Sciences
Degree programme(s) and title

Single Honours

  • MA Anthropology (L600)*
  • MA Geography (L700)
  • MA History (VI00)
  • MA Philosophy (V500)
  • MA Politics and International Relations (L240)
  • MA Psychology (C802)
  • MA Sociology (L300)

Joint Honours

  • MA Geography and International Relations (LL72)
  • MA Geography and Sociology (LL73)
  • MA History and International Relations (VLC2)
  • MA History and Philosophy (VV15)
  • MA History and Politics (VL12)
  • MA History and Sociology (VL13)
  • MA International Relations and Sociology (LLF3)
  • MA Philosophy and Politics (VL52)
  • MA Philosophy and Psychology (VC58)
  • MA Philosophy and Sociology (VL53)
  • MA Politics and Sociology (LL23)
  • MA Psychology and Sociology (LC38)
Year of entry to University Year 2
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points)
  • B in all Graded Units
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):
    • Students should take units A and B of the discipline/s they wish to study at university
    • e.g Psychology A (FK8D 34) & B (J030 34)  
    • For joint honours programmes, students must take A and B for both disciplines.

*Where Anthropology units are not available students may still be permitted to enter the single honours degrees conditional on them taking both first and second year University compulsory courses consecutively in their second year. Entry to Joint honours will not be permitted under these circumstances.

Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy 

 

HN qualification 
level and title
HND Social Sciences
Degree programme(s) and title
  • MA History (VI00)*
  • MA Sociology (L300)**
  • MA History & Sociology (VL13)***
Year of entry to University Year 3
Academic requirements  
  • Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points)
  • BBA in Graded Units, where A is the Graded Unit Project in the discipline/s you wish to continue to study
  • Curriculum to include (see above degree titles):

 

  • *History A: Introducing Topics within a Historical Period (FK7V 34)
  • *History B: Analysing Topics within a Historical Period (J02X 34)
  • *History C: Evaluating Topics within a Historical Period (J0LS 34)
  • *History D: Specialist Study (FK7T 35)

 

  • **Sociology A: Introduction to Sociology (FK8R 34)
  • **Sociology B: Applying Sociological Theories and Studies to Sociological Topics (J038 35)
  • **Social Science: Research Issues (J0NA 35)
  • **Sociology C: Analysing and Evaluating
  • **Sociological Debates (J0NA 35)
  • **FK8P 35 Sociology D: Specialist Study (FK8P 35)

 

  • ***A combination of as many of the above courses as is possible at your College.
     
Additional conditions All offers are subject to standard University Admissions Policy