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With a number of modern campuses and learning centres spread throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland College is widely accessible for people across the region.
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Courses by campus, courses by mode of study.
Aberdeen Altens Campus
A selection of courses available at our Aberdeen Altens Campus:
- Engineering Bridger (NC to HNC)
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Systems: Renewables
- Mechanical Engineering
- Energy Transfer (ET) Pathway (NextGen)
- Fabrication & Welding
- Workshop Skills (Construction)
- Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles
- Sustainability & Renewables
- Engineering Systems (NextGen)
- Construction Crafts
- Engineering: HNC Pre-Entry
- Automotive Maintenance & Repair Principles
- Performing Engineering Operations – Renewables
- Wind Turbine Technician (WT) Pathway
Aberdeen City Campus
A selection of courses available at our Aberdeen City Campus:
- Social Sciences
- Social Services
- Social Sciences & Criminology
- Gateway to Business
- Conversational Spanish
- Flavours of the World: Tempting Tapas (Spanish Cookery)
- Personal Licence Holders
- Qualification for Work: Retail Skills
- Web Development (including Digital Design & Development)
- Computing Essentials
- Administration & Information Technology
- Acting & Performance
- Wedding Floristry
- Sound Production
- Supported Learning
- Creative & Digital Media
A selection of courses available at our Fraserburgh Campus:
- Computing Science
- Automation & Renewables
- Shell Engineering Scheme
- Qualification for Work
- Childhood Practice
- MCA 35 HR Approved Engine Course – Part 1
- Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical Manufacture Route
- Sport Coaching, Fitness & Exercise
- Performing Engineering Operations – Electrical Route
- Professional Cookery
- Mechanical Engineering Manufacture
- Computing (NextGen)
- Engineering Systems
Scottish Maritime Academy
A selection of courses available at our Scottish Maritime Academy:
- MCA 35 HR Approved Engine Course – Part 2
- STCW Elementary First Aid and Seafish First Aid
- STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
- Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) – Operational Level
- Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST) – Operational Level
- Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing)
- Efficient Deckhand
- RYA Short Range Certificate (Radio)
- MCA Oral Exam Preparation
- Seafish Fire Fighting (including refresher training)
- Maritime Skills
- Deck Officer Cadet programme
- Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST) – Management Level
- Trainee Deckhand
- GMDSS General Operators Certificate (Radio)
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques & Seafish Sea Survival
- STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
- Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing)
- Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) IMO Model Course 1.27
North East Scotland College
North East Scotland College has three main campuses: City, Altens and Fraserburgh.
A fourth campus, Aberdeen Clinterty, is used exclusively as the ASET International Oil and Gas Training Academy and Engineering Training Centre. There is also the Scottish Maritime Academy at Peterhead. There are two community learning centres at Ellon and Inverurie.
The college teaches over 500 courses to around 21,000 students.
Courses and subjects
The college runs courses leading to a range of qualifications including NC, SVQ, HNC, HND, as well as a range of professional qualifications.
Courses are taught in a wide range of subject areas: Art, Design & Photography; Automotive; Business & Management; Care; Computing; Construction; Engineering; English & Languages; Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies; Maritime; Media, Communication & TV; Music, Sound Production & Drama; Professional Cookery, Hospitality & Events Management; Science; Social Sciences; Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services; and Travel & Tourism.
Facilities and services
Specialist training facilities include The Salon at the Fraserburgh campus and the in:tuition salon at Aberdeen City. There are also three training restaurants, TV, radio and recording studios, a drama theatre and an automotive, construction and engineering centre. The City Campus also has the Digital Skills Space. Fitness facilities are available at the three main campuses.
Student support and guidance is available throughout the college.
The Scottish Maritime Academy at Peterhead is a nautical centre of excellence, providing specialist fishing and Merchant Navy courses.
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Part year and part-time students should adjust their curriculum accordingly.
If you are a full year full-time undergraduate student, your programme of study will normally require you to study 8 courses, worth 15 credit points each, during your first year. You will therefore be required to study 4 courses within your first half session (September to December) and a further 4 in your second half session (January to May). Please note that within MyCurriculum half-sessions will be referred to as 'sub sessions'.
Dependent on your degree programme, some of these courses will be compulsory and some may be optional. To find out more about what your programme of study entails and how to select courses see the Choosing Courses section below.
- The first two digits of a course denote the discipline area, e.g. EC represents Economics.
- The first numerical digit denotes the programme year, while the second digit denotes in which half session the course takes place. Please note that a '0' indicates a first half session course and a '5' indicates a second half session course.
Most students taking single honours undergraduate degrees at Aberdeen are required to take Enhanced Study . Undergraduate students are normally required to take the following number of credits of Enhanced Study:
- Programme year 1: 30 credits (Normally, this will be one 15-credit course each half-session).
- Programme year 2: 30 credits (Normally, this will be one 15-credit course each half-session).
- Programme years 3 and 4: 30 credits (Normally, this will be one 15-credit course in programme year 3 and one 15-credit course in programme year 4).
Enhanced Study Options are designed to allow students to have choice, wider opportunities and greater flexibility in their learning. There are three types of Enhanced Study Options:
- Sixth Century Courses invite you to consider different approaches to knowledge and enquiry as you look at issues affecting the world in which we live today. For a full list of Sixth Century Courses visit the Sixth Century Courses page.
- Sustained Study is designed to provide you with continual exposure, throughout your first two years, to an area of study that is separate to your core subject. Should you be interested in taking a Sustained Study, this will cover your entire Enhanced Study requirements for both years one and two. For a full list of Sustained Study courses please visit the Sustained Study Options page.
- Discipline Breadth Courses allow you to extend the scope of your study by taking a single course that interests you. For a full list of Discipline Breadth courses please visit the University's Catalogue of Courses .
If you are studying Medicine or Dentistry, you will not be required to take any enhanced study options as the majority of your courses are compulsory.
If you are a Joint Honours student, or on a Major-Minor programme, you will not be required to undertake Enhanced Study Options, as the joint nature of your degree provides the necessary breadth.
- The remainder of optional courses can be reviewed in the University's Catalogue of Courses
Postgraduate Taught Students
As a Postgraduate Taught student your programme of study will lead, as appropriate, to the award of a:
- Master’s Degree - 180 credit points including at least 150 at level 5, normally including a dissertation or individual research project;
- Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credit points including at least 90 at level 5;
- Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credit points including at least 40 at level 5.
Postgraduate Research Students
Research degrees provide a thorough training in a particular subject through original exploration and experiment. The research culminates in a thesis which sets out the conclusions of the research undertaken.
In order to help you make informed decisions about your programme of study and the courses you will take while at University, the University prepares the Degree Programme Calendar and the Catalogue of Courses.
- The Degree Programme Calendar lists every programme offered by the University, the academic rules you must adhere to while studying for your degree and the compulsory courses you must study in order to complete your degree.
- The Catalogue of Courses is a catalogue of all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses the University offers in a given academic year. Listed by subject area, the catalogue can help you make decisions about which courses you would like to study or provide you with further information on the courses you must take.
Most students taking single honours undergraduate degrees at Aberdeen are required to take Enhanced Study. These are courses that are outside the main discipline you are studying. Undergraduate students are normally required to take the following number of credits of Enhanced Study:
Programme years 1 and 2: 60 credits (Normally, this will be one 15-credit course each half-session).
- Sixth Century Courses invite you to consider different approaches to knowledge and enquiry as you look at issues affecting the world in which we live today. For a full list of Sixth Century Courses you should visit the Sixth Century Courses page.
- Sustained Study is designed to provide you with continual exposure, throughout your first two years, to an area of study that is separate to your core subject. Should you be interested in taking a Sustained Study, this will cover your entire Enhanced Study requirements for both years one and two.
Sustained Study is available in the following:
- Arabic (Beginners)
- Biblical Language (Greek)
- Conservation & Environment
- Fit For Life
- French (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
- German (Beginners, Intermediate)
- Gaelic (Beginners, Intermediate/Advanced)
- Mandarin Chinese (Beginners)
- Religions of the World
- Scandinavian Language: Swedish (Beginners)
- Spanish (Beginners, Intermediate)
If you wish to take Sustained Study in Arabic, Mandarin or Scandinavian Language, you should sign up for the following courses within the discipline breadth option in MyCurriculum.
For all other Sustained Study options, you should choose these from the Sustained Study course listing within MyCurriculum .
For further information, please visit the Sustained Study page .
3. Discipline Breadth Courses allow you to extend the scope of your study by taking a single course that interests you. For a full list of Discipline Breadth courses please visit the University's Catalogue of Courses .
North East Scotland College (NESCol)
RGU and NESCol have a longstanding relationship providing guaranteed progression opportunities for learners and have over 40 pathways available across all our academic Schools.
Students of North East Scotland College who wish to progress to a Robert Gordon University degree course at an advanced stage can view the course routes in place and then join up to our Associate Student Scheme .
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Hnd accounting, hnd admin and it, hnd advertising and pr, hnd applied sciences, hnd applied sciences (biology/chemistry), hnc applied sciences (biology/chemistry), hnc applied sciences (chemistry/physics), hnd art and design, hnc built environment, hnd business, hnd computing: software development, hnd computing: technical support, hnd creative industries: media and communication, hnd creative industries: tv, hnd cyber security, hnd digital design & development (web development), hnd electrical engineering, hnd events management, hnc fashion business, hnd fitness, health and exercise, hnd games development, hnc healthcare practice, hnc hospitality, hnd industrial biotechnology, hnd legal services, hnd mechanical engineering, hnc media analysis & production, hnd photography, hnd social sciences, hnc social services, hnd sports coaching and development, hnd textiles, hnd travel and tourism, hnd visual communication, conditions of entry, degree link conditions - nescol, things to note.
- Entry will be subject to you taking specified routes through HNC/HND or certain knowledge requirements. These will be made clear to you when you register as an Associate Student or via your Sector Manager.
- Completion of a HNC will lead to entry in Year Two of a degree course
- Completion of a HND will lead to entry in Year Three of a degree course
Please be aware that in some cases you may have to meet course-specific requirements, such as taking specified options on your HN programme, and some courses may require presentation of a portfolio or an interview with a Robert Gordon University tutor.
Our admissions department would be happy to discuss your options and can be contacted by emailing [email protected]
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Aberdeen College of Performing Arts was established in 2011 under the original name Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts College. The name change took place in 2019 when the college took over new ownership.
We run 2 year Full Time, HND Musical Theatre Diploma and HND Acting and Performance Diploma courses accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority .
•Daily dance and body conditioning classes •Weekly Dance Classes: Ballet, Jazz, Commercial, Tap, Musical Theatre Choreography, Pas De Deux •Weekly Performance Classes: Acting practices, Acting for Camera, Acting for Radio, Shakespeare, Trinity College preparation, Speaking Vocal Technique, Improv, Acting Technique, Directing, Script Writing, Theatre Style Study •Weekly Singing Classes: Vocal Technique, Music Theory, Production Singing, Ensemble Singing, Private Singing •Additional Classes: Mock Audition Prep, Yoga, Fitness, PBT, Performance, Stage Combat (Hand to hand, blunt objects, and sword - APC qualification earned after assesment),
•Optional Qualifications offered: Anatomy diploma IDTA, Associate teaching qualification IDTA/BATD
SRUC Craibstone, Aberdeen
Welcome to SRUC Craibstone, Aberdeen
SRUC Aberdeen is located on the Craibstone Estate, about five miles from the centre of Aberdeen, Scotland's third largest city. With excellent road, rail and air links the campus is easy to reach and is ideally placed to reach Scotland's stunning Highlands.
Learn more about Aberdeen and what our Craibstone campus offers students below.
City life - Aberdeen
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city with a population of around a quarter of a million, including 50,000 students. It boasts a vibrant city centre, long sandy coastline, and easy access to the Scottish Highlands.
Discover a range of accommodation options available to you at SRUC Aberdeen
We have six libraries across all our campuses with study spaces, computing facilities and resources on a variety of subject areas.
Golf, mountain biking, hiking...there's plenty of sport options available at SRUC Aberdeen.
Campus coach transport
SRUC provides coach transport to our students to and from Craibstone campus, Monday to Friday.
All SRUC campuses have a 'quiet room' with useful information, leaflets, and time out activities who need a quiet space.
SRUC Aberdeen, like all our campuses, have accessible (gender-neutral) toilets available.
Courses offered at SRUC Craibstone, Aberdeen
SRUC offers a variety of courses at our Craibstone, Aberdeen campus. Explore all the options available to you using the link below.
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During our online open days you can talk to course tutors and students and find out why studying at SRUC is such a unique experience.
We've created a Virtual Experience platform for students where you can find great videos and examples of what it’s like to study our courses, along with campus and facility tours.
Find out more about all of the courses we have on offer at SRUC.
SRUC Aberdeen is located on the Craibstone Estate, about five miles from the centre of Aberdeen and easily accessed by road. Download our travel guide for help getting to Ferguson Building by car, train, bus and taxi.
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Department and faculty, campus and facilities, about this university.
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK and has been ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2023 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 . There are five Nobel Prizes associated with the University across medicine, nutrition, chemistry, and physics with new ground-breaking research and innovation continuing to this day. The university was awarded the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for research and teaching in Soil Science in 2021.
Facilities include the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and an Aquatic Centre. There are also four libraries, including the university's main Sir Duncan Rice Library, home to over one million books and special collections. The Sir Duncan Rice Library was named one of the most beautiful in the world (CEOWORLD magazine, 2016) . The university’s new, state-of-the-art Science Teaching Hub opened in early 2022, providing specialist teaching, training, and learning facilities for students across a number of disciplines including chemistry, medical sciences and biological sciences.
Aberdeen is one of the safest and most affordable student cities in the UK. It is a city rich in culture and history and surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastlines. Attractions include theatres, museums and art galleries, the picturesque old fishing village of Footdee, city centre shopping, sports, outdoor pursuits, festivals and lots more.
The university has three campuses; King's College and Foresterhill Medical Campus in Aberdeen, and one in Doha, Qatar, and welcomes a diverse community of over 14,000 students from 130 nationalities. It also runs an international exchange programme with partner universities globally, as well as extensive online learning offering, allowing students the flexibility to set their own study hours, and take short courses that stack into postgraduate qualifications.
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Science Teaching Hub
The University of Aberdeen's new, state-of-the-art Science Teaching Hub opened its doors in early 2022. The building has been designed around the provision of specialist teaching, training and learning for students across several disciplines such as chemistry, medical sciences, biological sciences and geosciences. Students will be able to learn in laboratory spaces in a digital, completely paperless environment equipped with digital screens on every workbench.
As part of the university’s 525th birthday celebrations in 2020, a new strategic vision was launched – Aberdeen 2040 . Over the coming years, the university will fulfil their 20 commitments to be a more inclusive, interdisciplinary, international and sustainable university. For example, the university is committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions before 2040.
Open Days and Visits
The University of Aberdeen’s 2023 Open Day dates have now been confirmed, with registrations opening in Spring 2023, and the university also offers Campus Visits to students throughout the year. Students can enjoy a tour of the campus, meet academics, see facilities and ask current students about their experience of studying at Aberdeen.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Days are held three times a year and allow prospective students to speak live with academics about life at Aberdeen, chat with current students, find out about support networks and take virtual tours of the campuses.
The University of Aberdeen is holding a Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Thursday 12 October 2023. This online event is the perfect opportunity to speak with current students, watch live presentations, and ask questions to academic staff.
The event will be held across two sessions, 10am to midday, and 5pm to 7pm, and you only need to attend one session. You can register for the event and find out more here .
£22,680 Undergraduate Fees are for indicative purposes, check with institution for details
£20,410 Postgraduate Fees are for indicative purposes, check with institution for details
£12,276 Living costs
£3,960 To live on campus
There are a broad range of scholarships and funding opportunities available at all levels for students studying at the University of Aberdeen. For example:
Aberdeen Global Scholarship
The Aberdeen Global Scholarship is available for self-funded international taught masters students. Those who are eligible could receive GBP 3,000 to help with the cost of their studies.
The university offers programme or country specific scholarships which students can search for through the funding database.
The University of Aberdeen also offers an Alumni Discount Scheme . The award offers a 20 per cent reduction off postgraduate taught programmes for all students with a degree from the university.
There are several predefined funded PHD Scholarships and projects to apply for throughout the academic year. These can be funded by industry professionals, charities, and government and academic research organisations. All self-funded PhD students are welcome to search for support on the funding database.
For international students, entry requirements are found on programme pages, or by looking up their country of origin in the international section to find country specific qualifications. For further support, students should contact the university’s international team . Aberdeen offers English language support and courses before arrival and student volunteers support English language practice.
Aberdeen considers a wide range of entry criteria as part of its widening participation efforts to acknowledge students of all backgrounds. For students without the traditional entry requirements, there are other routes to study for a degree programme, including:
- Advanced entry from college
- Online Access courses
- Articulation routes
- International Foundation Programmes
Students can find specific entry requirements for their chosen course on the university’s website.
The University of Aberdeen has a history of excellent teaching across a range of disciplines and attracts international academics and staff with impressive portfolios and professional backgrounds.
Research-led, interdisciplinary teaching gives students the vital skills to succeed after university. Many of Aberdeen’s programmes come with professional accreditations and are co-designed by industry advisory boards to meet industry needs, both now and in the future.
The University of Aberdeen’s teaching quality has been recognised with the following achievements and awards:
- Ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)
- Ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
- Ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)
The university is divided up into twelve schools :
- Business School
- Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History
- Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
- Social Science
- Biological Sciences
- Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
- Natural and Computing Sciences
There are several research institutes and centres which cut across disciplines. Each school has its own research themes and groups which sit within the institutes and centres. Students can find more details about each school and the courses or research offered through each school’s web page.
The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degrees to PhD level, with an extensive range of online degrees and short courses also available which allow students to fit their learning into their life.
- Kings College Campus
- Foresterhill Campus
- Qatar Campus
Aberdeen is home to the award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library, the Taylor Library for Law, and the Medical Library. These libraries offer:
- Access to over 1.3 million books and online sources
- 1500 individual study spaces
- Specialist advice, assistive technologies, galleries and events
Museums and Special Collections
Aberdeen holds 600 years’ worth of rare books and special collections and is home to several museums including:
- The Gallery
- Zoology Museum
- Kings’ Museum
- Virtual Museum
- Exhibitions Archive
- Cruickshank Botanic Garden
Students can enjoy sport at all levels at the Sports Village and Olympic Standard Aquatics Centre which offers:
- Health and fitness activities for individuals and groups
- Aquatics – swimming, diving and pool sports
- Certification in fitness training, first aid and other courses
- Group exercise including Zumba, athletics, aerobics, and dance classes
- Indoor and Outdoor football pitches
- Squash Courts
- Hockey pitches
The students’ union building located on campus offers several services:
- Infohub support and advice facilities
- Student Finance support hub
- Food outlets
- Aberdeen University Students Association (AUSA)
The university offers a range of properties suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students on both the King’s Campus and at Hillhead Student Village. All flats come with a fully equipped kitchen and living area, onsite laundry facilities, and bike storage. There is also a selection of specially adapted rooms. Fees are inclusive of utility bills, basic contents insurance, Wi-Fi, and 24-hour security.
Students will also have access to email, IT support and Wi-Fi on site, and numerous computer rooms and study spaces are situated across campus. Students are supported by Infohub , IT services, campus libraries, Aberdeen University Student Association clubs and societies, International Centre, Student Advice and Support teams and other specialist facilities.
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