College of Physical Sciences

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Coordinates: 57°09′54″N 2°06′14″W / 57.165°N 2.104°W / 57.165; -2.104

Established in 2003 following a re-organisation of the University of Aberdeen academic structure, the College of Physical Sciences is based in the heart of the King's College campus in Old Aberdeen, one of the most historical parts of the City of Aberdeen. The college has a clear vision to provide academically challenging programmes of study for undergraduate and postgraduate students and to lead the field in cutting-edge research activities. There is a long history of interdisciplinary co-operation on research with colleagues in other parts of the university and with partners in a wide range of institutions, both in the UK and overseas.

The college comprises three schools and the Graduate School, covering teaching and research areas across a number of subject areas:


  • Graduate School
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Geosciences
  • School of Natural and Computing Sciences

Head of College[edit]

The current Head of College is Professor Bryan MacGregor.

Professor MacGregor has been MacRobert Professor of Land Economy at the University of Aberdeen since 1990 and is currently Vice Principal and Head of College (Physical Sciences). He was previously Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences and the dean of the former Faculty of Social Science and Law. A land economist by discipline, Professor MacGregor’s academic career has included posts at the Universities of Reading and Glasgow. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, he was Property Research Manager with Prudential Portfolio Managers.


The administration is led by the College Registrar. The current registrar is Dr Hulda Sveinsdottir.


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