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.
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. 90% of its courses incorporate a professional placement. The majority of courses allow part time study, with an increasing number also available through distance learning.
It delivers more than 300 courses through 10 subject areas: Architecture, Construction and Surveying; Art and Design; Business, Management and Accounting; Computing; Engineering; Health Professions; Information, Communication and Media; Laboratory, Medical and Sports Sciences; Law; and Social Work and Social Sciences.
There are around 17,000 students; of those, 63% are undergraduate, 35% postgraduate and 2% in postgraduate research.
According to HESA, 96.5% of students went into employment or further study within six months after graduating in 2014/15.
Facilities and Services
All courses are taught at the Garthdee campus which has a picturesque riverside setting. More than £100 million has been invested in the campus for new facilities and resources, in an ongoing project.
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 top in Scotland for health professions, journalism, architecture and pharmacy (The Guardian University Guide 2017).
Courtesy of Robert Gordon University