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 schools:
There are around 17,000 students from over 132 countries; of those, 63% are undergraduate, 35% postgraduate and 2% in postgraduate research.
According to HESA, 96.3% of students from the 2015/16 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. More than £100 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.
The Complete University Guide 2019 ranked RGU top in Scotland for Physiotherapy, and 1st in the UK for Food Science.
RGU graduates ranked 5th in the UK for salary prospects (The Economist 2017).
Courtesy of Robert Gordon University