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 students
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 300 courses taught through 11 academic schools:
•Aberdeen Business School
•School of Applied Social Studies
•School of Computing
•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 and Paramedic Practice
•School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
•The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment.
The university delivers more than 300 courses to over 16,500 students, with 11,000 being undergraduate and 5,000 postgraduate. There are students from 132 countries represented on campus.
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 is ranked 2nd in Scotland for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.
The university has 7 subjects in the top ten and is ranked 3rd in the UK for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2022.
RGU was also named University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.