Robert Gordon University (RGU) is ‘the professional’ university whose focus is the contemporary needs of students, economies and societies.
The university campus is at Garthdee on the south side of Aberdeen.
Courses and specialisms
All programmes are designed to offer a combination of academic study and practical experience, developed through close partnerships with industry and the public sector. The majority of courses allow part time study, with an increasing number also available through distance learning.
The university delivers around 170 courses taught through 11 academic schools:
•Aberdeen Business School
•School of Applied Social Studies
•School of Computing Science and Digital Media
•School of Creative and Cultural Business
•School of Engineering
•Gray’s School of Art
•School of Health Sciences
•The Law School
•School of Nursing and Midwifery
•School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
•The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment.
The university delivers more than 300 courses to over 16,000 students from over 130 countries.
According to HESA, 97.6% of students from the 2016/17 academic year went into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
Facilities and services
All courses are taught at the Garthdee campus which has a picturesque riverside setting. In recent years £120 million has been invested in the campus for new facilities and resources.
RGU boasts modern world class sporting facilities, which includes a centre of excellence for the region in hockey, a 25-metre swimming pool, three gyms, a climbing wall, three exercise studios and a large sports hall.
RGU Sport aims to develop and promote sporting excellence through various scholarships, which are available to promising sports men and women.
RGU was quoted Top in Scotland and 4th equal in the UK for graduate employment by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in July 2018. It was also ranked 27th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings for employability.