International Fees From
158th in Times HE
201-300th in Shanghai
from £109.00 p/w
158th in Times HE
201-300th in Shanghai
from £109.00 p/w
King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, United Kingdom
Aberdeen is located in Eastern Scotland and is the oil capital of the UK, as the North Sea oil fields are serviced with both employees and equipment from Aberdeen. Aberdeen has its own international airport and has direct flights to many European destinations. It also has daily transfer flights to Heathrow airport, making international connections easy to manage. Aberdeen has a population of approximately 220,000 people. It has many fine buildings and architecture. In winter temperatures drop to an average of 3-4 degrees centigrade in December and January and 16 degrees in July. Aberdeen is 538 miles from London. The nearest large cities are Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Founded in 1495, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK. Due to its location on the east coast of Scotland, it has strong links to the oil and gas industry. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences & Medicine, College of Physical Sciences, and College of Arts and Social Sciences.
There is a main campus and it is a walkable distance from where the majority of university accommodation is based (Hillhead campus). Safety-there is also a night time bus that runs from the city centre to the main campus and up to the Hillhead campus.
University of Aberdeen is ranked 158th in the Times Higher Education World University rankings. Aberdeen’s Shanghai Jaio Tong ranking is between 201-300. Aberdeen is not a member of the Russell Group of universities.
University of Aberdeen is ranked =36th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.
The student community represents 120 nationalities and international students account for over 20% of the student population.
Pathway entry for international students-Kaplan offers a foundation certificate in Petroleum engineering at their study centre in Nottingham that leads to degree course entry at Aberdeen. For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.
Aberdeen has approximately 15,000 students in total-over 10,500 of these students are undergraduates and over 4,200 are postgraduates.
95.3% of graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months of graduation (source: HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
There are over 150 sports clubs and societies at Aberdeen: an Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and an Aquatic Centre were opened in Spring 2014. It is open to students, staff and the public with facilities for athletics, including a 400 metre running track, football, swimming, hockey, squash, martial arts and boxing.
First year students are offered a range of self catering and catered accommodation, but returning students have to find their own private accommodation. University accommodation is split between the old Aberdeen campus (main campus) and Hillhead site. The Hillhead site offers both catered and self catering options. The cheapest catered halls of residence offer term time only contracts.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £109.00 per week.
An example price for catered accommodation is £154.00 per week at Crombie Halls.
Please note Scottish undergraduate honours degrees typically take 4 years to complete.
International undergraduate tuition fees:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £15,300 for most Arts, Business and Humanities degree courses, rising to £19,300 for most science & engineering based degree subjects.
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
Aberdeen does offer some short courses - typically 12 week courses that can be completed via video link and via pre recorded lectures. These courses can then lead to degree studies. The areas of study include; Archaeology, Arts and Social Sciences, Counselling Skills, Religious Studies. Aberdeen also offers full time or part time PhD studies via distance learning in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy. Distance learning programmes on offer include: PhD Divinity, PhD in Religious Studies, PhD in History, PhD in History of Art and PhD in Philosophy.
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