Our Education

The University of Aberdeen has a distinctive, flexible curriculum that encourages students to grow as independent learners. True to our roots as an ancient Scottish university, our degree programmes combine breadth and depth, and draw their strength from the quality of our research.

We believe in the interconnectedness of research and teaching and will create new interdisciplinary pathways for study as we address global challenges. Students and the Students’ Association will work together with staff to ensure that our curriculum and our student experience are among the very best in the world.

Our education is open to all. We will provide an environment in which all students can achieve success, whatever their background or personal characteristics. We will support our students through effective teamwork across the university. We will set ambitious targets for widening access, working with our education partners to support aspiration and attainment. We will expand learning on demand and continuing professional development. Our education will be available to people wherever they wish to learn with us, and at any stage in their career journey.

An introduction to the Vice Principal (Education), from Professor George Boyne, Principal and Vice Chancellor