The university was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495. It is the third-oldest university in Scotland, and the fifth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is located in the centre of Aberdeen, north-east Scotland.
Admission to first degree courses
Through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Basic requirement is SQA Highers, General Certificate of Education (GCE) A levels, or International Baccalaureate. Other qualifications (eg Scottish Vocational Education Certificate (SCOTVEC), Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNCs/HNDs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs), and international qualifications) are also recognised.
The University of Aberdeen has three main colleges that are divided into multiple schools, and further broken down into institutes, departments and centres. The subject areas available at Aberdeen are:
- History and Philosophy
- Language, Literature, Visual Culture and Music
- Social Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
- Natural and Computing Sciences