Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen
Welcome to Craibstone, Aberdeen
Our Aberdeen campus is located on the Craibstone Estate, about 5 miles from the centre of Aberdeen, Scotland's third largest city. With excellent road, rail and air links the campus is easy to reach and is ideally placed to reach Scotland's stunning Highlands.
Living in Aberdeen
Craibstone Estate is about 5 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third-largest city with a quarter of a million people, two major universities and several colleges of further and higher education.
Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan and friendly place, with an impressive array of shopping, sports and social facilities. Worth a visit are The Maritime Museum, St. Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Tolbooth, Gordon Highlanders Museum and Pitmedden Gardens and Museum of Farming Life.
Many of the highest mountains in the UK are a short drive away in the Highlands. There are long beaches and picturesque coastlines to enjoy and over half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries are in this region. Take to the waves on a boat trip to visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour.
Aberdeenshire is steeped in history, with more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK. It's also home to Scotland’s only dedicated Castle trail, with a selection of 17 unique castles.
Directions to Craibstone Estate
Aberdeen Campus Sports Facilities
Outdoor sports facilities at the Aberdeen campus include an all-weather sports Astroturf sports pitch that is suitable for tennis, basketball, hockey and 5-a-side football. A gym is located in Mackie Hall for weight and cardio training.
There is also a bar that has snooker and pool tables and resident students can also join the Beacon Community Education and Sports Centre in Bucksburn, allowing the use of the swimming pool and other sports facilities provided. For golfers, there is an 18-hole pay and play golf course which is a 5-minute drive from the Campus. There is a bar and restaurant in the clubhouse.
Four Hills walkThe estate is also linked to the "Four Hills" walk, which many students and staff use for running and keep fit. Kirkhill Forest close by offers an excellent technical mountain bike course and also a great walking/running challenge. Students organise sports competitions with those from other SRUC campuses and other agricultural colleges.
The gym has unlimited access however, it closes at 11.30pm (it is unsupervised).
Some locations have Halls of Residence available for students directly on campus, others have a range of accommodation in arrangement with partner universities or in the local area.
You will develop independent learning skills and team working skills which will provide a strong foundation for future study and/or employment in the industry.
- MA at SCQF level 5
- MA at SCQF level 6
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
This course is now full for 2020.
- Level 2 Diploma
Rural Business Management
Develop the business skills you need to make a valuable contribution to the rural industries or smaller enterprises.
- Top-up degree
- BA/BA (Hons)
Got a question? Get in touch with us
Address: SRUC Aberdeen Campus, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA
Telephone: 01224 711022
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Fees and funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
Although our campuses are currently closed, you can still find out about life and learning at SRUC by joining one of our virtual open days. You will be taken to our old website to make your booking.