Robert Gordon University

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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 banks of the River Dee.

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: 
The university delivers more than 300 courses around 16,000 students from 153 countries.

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. It hosts over 30 different sports clubs.

There is also modern purpose-built engineering labs and equipment; computing labs offering extensive IT support; a range of art, design and craft facilities and an interactive court to put your debating skills to practice.


2nd in Scotland for teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

From the same guide, ranked as one of the UK’s top universities for student experience.

2nd in Scotland for student support (Daily Mail University Guide 2024).

Top 3 in Scotland for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024).


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Contact Details

Garthdee House
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB

01224 262 728