The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university, and the UK’s fifth. It was formed by the merging of two colleges, the oldest of which dated back to 1495. Aberdeen was the Times and Sunday Times’ Scottish University of the Year in 2019 and was one of five universities shortlisted for UK University of the Year. Aberdeen is recognised in particular for its pioneering research which is transforming healthcare across the globe, and its expertise in oil and gas and environmental sustainability.
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The 2020 Times Higher Education World subject rankings place Aberdeen in the Top 100 for Life Sciences globally.
Within the 2020 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide Aberdeen is ranked within the UK Top 10 for the following subjects: Law (#7), Civil Engineering (#7), and Medicine (#9). It also has Top 20 rankings for Sport Science (#11), Linguistics (#11), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (#12), History of Art, Architecture and Design (#12),General Engineering (#12), Education (#12), Accounting & Finance (#13), Music (#13),Geology (#14), Psychology (#14), English (#14), Anatomy & Physiology (#14), Anatomy and Physiology (#14), Anthropology (#15), Philosophy (#15), Economics (#20), History (#20), Mathematics (#20) and Archaeology & Forensic Science (#20).
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