Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of only six ancient UK universities, along with Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews.It’s our mission to enrich people’s lives through teaching and research – social, cultural and economic impact is at the heart of everything we do.
We’ve also made it our aim to provide a personalised student experience, allowing students to thrive in a culture of equality and diversity.
Our research continues to have a measurable impact on the world. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 76% of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
We aim to help all University of Aberdeen students explore their career potential, and connect with relevant organisations both regionally and globally.
That’s why we offer all of our students access to our careers service for up to 5 years after graduation.
Our Careers team provide help both face-to-face and online through our Virtual Adviser service – offering impartial, tailored and professional advice.
When you graduate, you’ll join our global alumni family of over 100,000, allowing you to:
The university’s main library – the Sir Duncan Rice Library – contains over a million volumes, more than 300,000 e-books and over 21,000 journals. It has been named one of the top 20 'spellbinding' university libraries in the world (The Independent, 2013).
As an online student with the University of Aberdeen, you’ll benefit from our study platform which allows you to: