University of Aberdeen

  • University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, Scotland, UK
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The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 making it Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world and is ranked within the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom according to the Guardian newspaper.
Teaching and research is primarily based at our Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses. Arts, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and the main University library are located in Old Aberdeen. The majority of Life Sciences and Medicine is based at Foresterhill.
We have an international campus in Doha, Qatar.

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK
  • Ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2021)
  • Scottish University of the Year 2019 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • In the top 170 universities in the world (Times Higher Education (World) 2020)
  • Community of more than 130 nationalities, with 15,000 students
  • Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University of Aberdeen
  • 75% of research classified as world leading (REF 2014)
  • Global international networks: campus in Qatar, Alliance with Curtin University and Partnerships in Sri Lanka

Anthropology and Archaeology

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7213

The subjects of Anthropology and Archaeology are very closely linked and are an ideal combination for students who have a deep interest in the past, the way human cultures lived and developed, the way societies developed and grew and the way our land was inhabited.

The scope of contemporary anthropology is reflected in the way the subject is taught at Aberdeen. To study the subject here is to join in an exciting new intellectual venture. We offer an innovatory programme, with the emphasis throughout on work at the cutting edge of the discipline and on problems of pressing concern for people the world over.

You will benefit from the close links with other programmes, such as those in History and Sociology, from the resources of the University's Marischal Museum and Elphinstone Institute, with their unique anthropological and ethnological collections and above all from the opportunity to study in an environment where staff and research students are actively engaged in top-class, internationally recognised research. While Aberdeen's contribution to the anthropology of the North is second to none, we are also developing exciting new research in the fields of art, visual perception, museums, material culture and religion.

$22225 Annual Fees

Anthropology and English

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7214

Anthropology and English at Aberdeen is a great combination of subjects. This programme will add to your thorough grounding in what it means to ‘be human’ and offers in-depth studies of language – in all its glorious variety of expression. Your will develop skills in critical thinking, communication and analysis through two highly-rated programmes at a recognised centre of excellence for both – which will appeal strongly to employers in business and many other fields.

Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities and how they have developed. You will gain a unique insight into behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world and find connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and religion.

English at Aberdeen gives you the opportunity to learn in a creative hub, rated second in the UK for the quality of its research. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills while studying every period from Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing. You will also learn about the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works.

You will thrive in our dynamic international environment, at a historic university with an award-winning library, priceless literary treasures and in a region rich in tradition and heritage that also celebrates today's diverse cultures. You will gain the core writing, research, technical and presentation skills to open up a wide variety of careers as diverse as publishing, teaching, research, journalism, or any sector of business.

$22225 Annual Fees

Anthropology and Geography

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7215

This degree brings together two closely linked and relevant subjects. Through various course choices, you will build your understanding of human societies and develop a greater understanding of the earth in which they lived.

Anthropology is the study of human societies and cultural differences, at all places and in all times. Its approach is comparative, holistic and gives a view of social life from the inside.

Geography is the study of the Earth's surface, with particular emphasis on the relationship between people and their environment. Few other subjects cover such a diversity of phenomena, combining elements of the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.

$22225 Annual Fees

Anthropology and History

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7216

Anthropology and History at Aberdeen is a perfect subject match, combining a thorough grounding in what it means to ‘be human’ with a fascinating journey through human activity in the past. The University of Aberdeen is steeped in 500 years of national and international history and has a strong local heritage and tradition. Combined with strong northern identity, Aberdeen is the perfect place to give you a great breadth of skills likely to appeal to employers in all sectors.

Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities and how they have developed. You will gain insights into behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world, and find connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and religions.

Combining this insight with detailed study of human activity and events through the centuries will give you unique insight and skills to apply to the challenges and opportunities of the modern day.

In History, you will learn in buildings centuries old, yet with the most modern teaching and technology. You will be inspired by teachers who are leaders in their fields, with expertise as diverse as medieval Scandinavia, early-modern Poland and modern East Asia.

You will thrive among our historic treasures: manuscripts, books and museum exhibits collected by distinguished alumni, thinkers and explorers over 500 year, in collections accredited as nationally significant, and of international importance.

The skills you will gain from this subject combination will give you career options covering almost every field including business, politics, education, public sector, media, NGOs and arts and heritage.

$22225 Annual Fees

Anthropology and Philosophy

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7217

Anthropology and Philosophy at Aberdeen is a great combination, adding to your existing grounding in what it means to ‘be human’ with a deeper exploration of the the big questions that we humans have, and how we try to find the answers. The skills you will develop will put you in an excellent position to choose your career path in any area of business or other sector.

Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities and how they have developed. You will gain insights into human behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world, exploring connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and religion.

Philosophy attempts to answer questions such as ‘what is knowledge?’ and ‘what is truth?’ It looks at how we apply reasoning and argument to these and other questions of fundamental importance to humans.

What makes Philosophy at Aberdeen especially attractive is the breadth of courses, the user-friendly materials you will use and the experts who will teach you. In your first year alone, you will study topics such as How Should One Live? Controversial Questions, and Experience, Knowledge and Reality.

The skills you will develop through this combination are greatly sought by employers and open up a wide range of career options, including in business.

$22225 Annual Fees