Universities in Scotland

University of Aberdeen

As the UK’s fifth oldest university, the University of Aberdeen boasts a reputation of international prestige. 

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University of Abertay Dundee

The University of Abertay Dundee is located on a city centre campus in the heart of Dundee. 

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University of Dundee

The University of Dundee dates back to 1881, when it was founded as the University of Dundee.

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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is named after John Napier, who invented logarithms and the decimal point. 

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK’s oldest universities. 

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University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, making it the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. 

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University’s reputation is as a top class university. 

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Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art was founded in 1845, and today is one of the UK’s few remaining independent art schools. 

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Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University began in 1821, the world’s first Mechanics Institute. 

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University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands was formally established as a university in 2011. 

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The Open University

The Open University was founded in order to open up the opportunity of higher education to everyone. 

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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh encourages graduates to develop the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers. 

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Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University gained university status in 1992, though the university’s roots in education go back for 250 years. 

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Royal Conservatoire Scotland (RCS)

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers specialised education in the fields of dance, music, drama, screen and production. 

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Scotland’s Rural College

The university is a specialist institution excelling in agriculture, rural development, food production and land management 

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University of St. Andrews

The University of St. Andrews was founded in 1413, it is one of Scotland’s most internationally-renowned institutions. 

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University of Stirling

The University of Stirling was founded in 1967, making it the first new university in Scotland for more than 400 years. 

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University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde was established over 200 years ago and is set in the very heart of Glasgow.

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University West of Scotland

The University West of Scotland is the largest modern university in Scotland. 

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