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

Sociology and Spanish & Latin American Studies

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 5 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7884

Sociology and Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen is a great combination, adding to your highly-developed language and cultural skills with a fascinating awakening of your ‘sociological imagination’. You will explore how the societies we live in shape us as individuals in all sorts of ways, and benefit from top-rated teaching and a culture of dynamic research to gain the skills to be a sought-after graduate by employers in many sectors and with strong international possibilities.

Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.

Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. We will equip you with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, the Spanish Peninsula and increasingly in the US.

You will also study historical, anthropological, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture of Spain and Latin American countries.

Sociology at Aberdeen will complement and add depth to your studies of Spanish life and culture. You will explore how society shapes us as individuals in all sorts of ways, and study sociology of the family, work-life balance, religion and society.

You will be taught by experts in social movements, conflict and peace, religion and secularisation and global political sociology and become skilled in the social research methods used to gather the evidence to better understand aspects of society – such as observation, interviews, large-scale surveys or analysing the content of documents and videos.

As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a German-speaking country.

In addition to your technical and language ability, you will develop great skills in thinking critically and posing probing questions – which have tremendous value to employers, for example in journalism, marketing and advertising, social and market research, teaching, health and social services, charities and human resources.

$22225 Annual Fees

Sociology and Theology & Religion

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7885

Sociology and Theology & Religion at Aberdeen combines a fascinating exploration of how society shapes us as individuals in all sorts of ways, with in-depth study of the powerful influencing factor of religion, studying and comparing the major religions across the world, and with special focus on Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts.

In Sociology you’ll explore the issues and challenges of modern societies and how they have developed through time until the present day. In addition to the influence of religion you’ll study topics including sociology of the family, work-life balance, the influence of crime, and the state.

You’ll become skilled in the social research methods used to gather the evidence to better understand aspects of society – which could be observation, interviews, large-scale surveys or analysing the content of documents and videos.

You’ll be taught by academic staff with international reputations for conducting high-quality research in religion and secularisation, conflict and peace, social movements, and global political sociology.

In Theology & Religious Studies you’ll gain a sound understanding of the major religious traditions of the world, including their historical development and contemporary importance, with a special focus on Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary context.

You’ll study biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates, and religious aspects of disability.

You’ll develop great skills in social awareness and analysis, thinking critically, and posing probing questions, all of which will make you a sought-after for a variety of interesting careers including church ministry and administration, media and journalism, public service, charities, NGOs and international affairs, business, publishing, and education.

$22225 Annual Fees

Spanish & Latin American Studies

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 5 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7886

Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation and is top-rated for teaching. With a focus on Latin America, this five-year programme will develop your Spanish language skills and add in-depth knowledge of the literature, culture and history of the 19 Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. You will spend a full year in a Spanish-speaking country and gain the skills for a wide range of exciting careers.

Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.

Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study and research the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken.

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language after English in the western hemisphere and is currently spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers including 19 Latin American countries. Not only is it the second language in many parts of the USA, but Spanish is also the fastest growing modern language in the UK.

You will grow your skills in Spanish - whether starting as a beginner or advanced - and you will explore the history, films, visual culture, literature and politics of Latin America, taught by experts internationally recognised as leaders in their fields.

As an integral part of your degree, you will spend all the third year of your five-year degree taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a language assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country. For the four-year degree option, you would spend half of year three abroad.

Our graduates are highly sought-after and have a wide choice, including careers like teaching and translating which draw directly on their subject. Others, including journalism, marketing and international organisations and business make great use of your high level of academic and personal skills as well as your language ability and knowledge of the area. In Aberdeen, you will thrive in our friendly and dynamic international community, on a beautiful medieval campus with great facilities for learning, sports and leisure, and many opportunities to develop extra skills and interests, and to gain the competitive advantage for whichever career path you choose.

$22225 Annual Fees

Spanish & Latin American Studies and Theology & Religion

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 5 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7887

Spanish & Latin American Studies and Theology & Religion at Aberdeen adds to your highly-developed language and cultural skills in a major European language with a fascinating exploration of the origin, function, and meaning of religion. You will study and compare the major religions across the world, with special focus on Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts. You will graduate with language and highly-developed academic skills applicable in many roles here and overseas.

Spanish & Latin American Studies has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.

Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. We will equip you with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, the Spanish Peninsula and increasingly in the US.

You will also study historical, anthropological, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture of Spain and Latin American countries.

In Theology & Religious Studies, you will gain a sound understanding of the major religious traditions of the world, including their historical development and contemporary importance, with a special focus on Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary context.

You will study biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates and religious aspects of disability.

As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country.

As a graduate, you will be highly employable in a wide range of roles including church ministry and administration, media and journalism, public service, charities, NGO and international affairs, business, publishing and education.

$22225 Annual Fees

Spanish & Latin American Studies with Music Studies

  • United Kingdom
  • University of Aberdeen
  • 5 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 7888

Spanish & Latin American Studies with Music Studies at Aberdeen adds to your highly-developed language and cultural skills in a major modern global language with the opportunity to study, compose and perform alongside world-renowned composers and musicologists. Working in all genres, styles and periods, you will have unrivalled opportunities to grow as a musician and performer and to acquire the skills for a wide range of careers related to your language, music, or applied in another sector.

Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.

Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. We will equip you with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, the Spanish Peninsula and increasingly in the US. You will also study historical, anthropological, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture.

As an integral part of your five-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country.

Aberdeen is the ideal environment and location to pursue a passion for music, with 500 years of musical history and heritage and a vibrant cultural identity, which celebrates the traditional while embracing the modern.

In Music Studies, you can develop your interests and abilities in music through courses in performance, composition, theory, musicianship and history of music, taking advantage of the outstanding quality of our teachers, instruments and facilities and many opportunities to perform.

In addition to a career in music, the language and academic skills you will develop will open opportunities in education, media, business and internationally.

$22225 Annual Fees