In 2009 the University of Aberdeen restructured and enhanced its degree programmes to allow wider student choice, more flexible entry and exit, and enhanced student support and facilities.
The restructure followed an extensive 18-month review process to modernise the structure, content, delivery and flexibility of Aberdeen degrees to ensure they matched the needs of graduates and employers. Employers, professional bodies, current and prospective students and their parents, schools and other interested parties all contributed to the review.
The Aberdeen degree programmes now enable graduates to leave University academically excellent, intellectually flexible, and more committed to personal development, with enhanced skills as critical thinkers and effective communicators, and better prepared to be active citizens.
The programmes underpin the University’s strategy to create an experience designed specifically for student learning and life in this century, blending the traditions and environment of an ancient university with an internationally bench-marked curriculum, excellent student support and state-of-the-art facilities.
Undergraduate students at Aberdeen now have a flexible degree structure which retains all the quality and depth of the traditional Scottish degree and adds further benefits:
- Increased curriculum flexibility, to add further context to core subjects, and to provide opportunities to choose cross-disciplinary courses focused on real world problems or sustained study in a language or business.
- Increased opportunities to broaden experience and skills through a wide range of optional activities overseen by the University, such as study overseas, work placements and voluntary work.
- Flexibility to meet today’s changing needs, including increased support for study breaks, accrediting completed periods of study, and a flexible framework to allow exit and re-entry to programmes depending on qualifications.
- Enhanced support for students, including more scholarships, new student centres to act as ‘one-stop shops’ for support services, and new, flexible learning spaces on campus to complement lecture theatres and labs.
Curriculum Reform Project
University of Aberdeen
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