University of Aberdeen: Statistics

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#263 of 14,131 In the World
#100 of 2,785 In Europe
#26 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#3 of 18 In Scotland
#1 of 2 In Aberdeen
#55 of 2,946 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
Top100 For 11 other topics
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Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.abdn.ac.uk
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
56%*

* The University of Aberdeen is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsScottish Certificate of Education (SCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent, with passes in 5 approved subjects, including English, (3 at SCE. higher (H) grade or 2 at GCE. Advanced ('A') level), or passes in 4 approved subjects (all at SCE (H) grade)
Academic CalendarSeptember to June

Research profile

University of Aberdeen is a world-class research university with 64,900 scientific papers published and 1,957,086 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Genetics, and Biochemistry.

Publications
64,900
Citations
1,957,086

University of Aberdeen majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
40,563 / 1,503,291
Medicine
31,225 / 1,194,335
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
31,206 / 858,824
Chemistry
29,025 / 1,101,179
Environmental Science
28,265 / 925,553
Engineering
22,274 / 651,435
Physics
20,778 / 613,927
Computer Science
20,331 / 668,801
Genetics
18,505 / 793,952
Biochemistry
18,170 / 799,069
Geology
16,644 / 599,450
Psychology
15,355 / 582,123
Political Science
14,717 / 366,169
Geography and Cartography
14,144 / 391,930
Law
13,748 / 359,912
Ecology
13,662 / 552,366
Pathology
13,620 / 562,572
Sociology
13,401 / 385,972
Philosophy
13,096 / 307,195
Organic Chemistry
12,633 / 449,981
Quantum and Particle physics
11,848 / 327,984
Paleontology
11,314 / 409,220
History
10,849 / 236,974
Mathematics
10,162 / 374,006
Materials Science
9,176 / 274,478
Business
8,757 / 233,569
Psychiatry
8,501 / 379,748
Statistics
8,471 / 340,399
Archaeology
8,454 / 224,599
Economics
7,571 / 198,021
Surgery
7,439 / 269,607
Botany
6,539 / 269,952
Immunology
6,388 / 271,496
Public Health
6,256 / 257,580
Linguistics
6,140 / 152,440
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,987 / 178,601
Neuroscience
5,975 / 245,457
Demography
5,956 / 236,616
Art & Design
4,912 / 75,425
Oceanography
4,429 / 172,150

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 606 5013
1991 639 5237
1992 643 5954
1993 646 6138
1994 783 6941
1995 769 7820
1996 909 8516
1997 858 9073
1998 908 10579
1999 1050 12091
2000 1166 14374
2001 1220 16485
2002 1209 19076
2003 1243 22392
2004 1208 25071
2005 1503 30469
2006 1571 34323
2007 1906 39199
2008 1852 45178
2009 1888 52089
2010 2238 58419
2011 2121 65695
2012 2305 75040
2013 2320 83596
2014 2340 90777
2015 2475 97141
2016 2463 101442
2017 2456 110290
2018 2207 112935
2019 2314 129963
2020 2561 150203
2021 3066 182729
2022 2609 170383
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for University of Aberdeen gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Undergraduate (Home/EU) £1,820 - £9,250
Undergraduate (International) £15,900 - £23,000
Postgraduate (Home/EU) £6,000 - £12,600
Postgraduate (International) £15,900 - £23,000

The University of Aberdeen has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Aberdeen.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorate Accountancy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological and Life Sciences, Civil Engineering, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Health Sciences, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Literature, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Real Estate, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology

University of Aberdeen alumni

  1. Iain Glen

    Iain Glen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Iain Alan Sutherland Glen is a Scottish actor. He has appeared as Dr. Alexander Isaacs/Tyrant in three films of the Resident Evil film series (2004–2016) and as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019). Other notable roles include John Hanning Speke in Mountains of the Moon (1990), Larry Winters in Silent Scream (1990) for which he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor from the Berlin International Film Festival, Manfred Powell in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Brother John in Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), the title role in Jack Taylor (2010–2016), Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey (2011), James Willett in Eye in the Sky (2015), and Bruce Wayne in Titans (2019–present).

  2. Robert Brown

    Robert Brown
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1773-1858 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    pteridologistbryologistsurgeonnaturalistbotanist
    Biography

    Robert Brown was a Scottish botanist and paleobotanist who made important contributions to botany largely through his pioneering use of the microscope. His contributions include one of the earliest detailed descriptions of the cell nucleus and cytoplasmic streaming; the observation of Brownian motion; early work on plant pollination and fertilisation, including being the first to recognise the fundamental difference between gymnosperms and angiosperms; and some of the earliest studies in palynology. He also made numerous contributions to plant taxonomy, notably erecting a number of plant families that are still accepted today; and numerous Australian plant genera and species, the fruit of his exploration of that continent with Matthew Flinders.

  3. Alex Kapranos

    Alex Kapranos
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    songwriterguitaristsinger
    Biography

    Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley is a Scottish musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and author. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand. He has also been a part of the supergroups FFS and BNQT.

  4. Emun Elliott

    Emun Elliott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1983-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Emun Elliott is a Scottish actor, known for portraying Dr. Christian King in Paradox, Richie in Threesome, John Moray in The Paradise, and Kenny in Guilt.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Aberdeen faculties and divisions

College : Arts and Social Sciences Anthropology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Celtic Languages and Studies, Education, Film, French, Gender Studies, Geography, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish
College : Life Sciences and Medicine Biological and Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nutrition, Protective Services, Psychology
College : Physical Sciences Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Physics

General information

Alternative names UA
Founded 1495
Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

Location and contacts

Address University Office King's College
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
City population 201,000

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