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Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the communities of northern Scotland, and lawyers and administrators to serve the Scottish Crown. Much of the King's College still remains today, as do the traditions which the Bishop began.

The University has a student population of around 14,000 and a large international community of students drawn from 120 different countries. In the World’s top 200, Aberdeen has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research, and has had, over the years, five Nobel Prize winners.

Aberdeen offers a wide range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including over 550 first degree programmes and over 140 taught masters across the three Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences; Life Sciences and Medicine; and Physical Sciences. When you join the University we don’t limit you to a specific subject, school or department. This means you can study subjects from outside your chosen discipline, and, even if you know exactly what you want to do, you’re able to change direction as your interests, passions and ambitions develop.

Whether you already have firm plans for your future, or are still making up your mind, we’re on hand to help you make informed career decisions and provide the practical support you need to secure a graduate job or prepare you for postgraduate study. Our team of professional Careers Service staff can help develop your CV, offer you support with finding work experience and provide advice on applications and interviews from day one. What’s more, you can also carry on using the service after you graduate.

We now warmly invite you to join our Aberdeen Family and become part of the next chapter in history.


University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK

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Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, and combines ancient tradition with the best in modern teaching and study facilities. The University offers Bachelor and Master education within various fields. Natalia is one of the international students that have chosen the University of Aberdeen for their e...
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Great school and fantastic campus. Lots to do here. Only complaint is that the lecturers can seem distant and not the easiest to talk to.
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