Schools and Institutes

Research Institutes

Multidisciplinary research centres and institutes bring together experts at the cutting-edge of their fields to work with colleagues across the UK and beyond on the big issues of today.


Teaching at the University of Aberdeen is organised across 12 schools which encompass a broad range of disciplines.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit by being taught by academic staff who are active in research, many involved in international collaborations at the forefront of discovery in their respective discipline, focused on finding answers to the issues facing our society and economy today.

Business School

The University of Aberdeen Business School is a leading international provider of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, at the heart of the University. It boasts an international faculty of over 80 research-active members with world leading academic credentials and strong professional links with the business community.

Schools incorporating the Life Sciences and Medicine

Life Sciences and Medicine is a dynamic research-led centre with first class teaching and home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world.

Postgraduate Research School

The Postgraduate Research School works in partnership with academic schools and Professional Services colleagues to enhance your postgraduate experience, connect you with students across disciplines and support your professional and career development through networking with mentors and employers.

Schools incorporating the Arts and Social Sciences

The flexible undergraduate MA in Arts and Social Sciences offers a wide choice of subjects and a great deal of freedom to devise individual programmes of study. In addition to the MA, delivers undergraduate degrees in Divinity, Education, Law and Music.

Schools incorporating the Physical Sciences

Located in the heart of the UK’s oil and gas industry, the School offers an extensive portfolio of Engineering and energy-related degree programmes, which are strongly supported by industry and reflect the sector’s current and future needs.