University Of Aberdeen Infohub

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University Of Aberdeen Infohub

Registration Guides

Click on the link below that best describes what type of student you will be from September to access the correct Registration Guide. The guide will explain how you should complete the 4 steps to register as a University of Aberdeen student.

International Student Visa Checks

Monday to Tuesday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Wednesday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm

New students

Information on how to become a registered student is available on the registration pages of the New Students’ Website.

Undergraduate students

  • Re-registration Guide for Undergraduate Students

Postgraduate taught students

  • Registration Guide for Postgraduate Taught Students (campus-based)
  • Registration Guide for Postgraduate Taught Students (distance learning)
  • Postgraduate Taught Independent Subject Study January 2017

Postgraduate research students

  • registration Guide for Postgraduate Research Students (campus-based)
  • registration Guide for Postgraduate Research Students (based off-campus)

eRegistration Support

  • A step-by-step guide to eRegistration
  • eRegistration FAQ
  • Opt out form
  • Data sharing statement

Postgraduate students at validated institutions (University of Highlands & Islands, and International Christian College)

  • Re-registration Guide for Postgraduate Students at the UHI and the ICC

Programmes and Courses

Undergraduate students

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 January) and a further 4 in your second half session (February to June). 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.

Part year and part-time students should adjust their curriculum accordingly.

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.



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