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Studying here

Robert Gordon University has a lot going for it. Not only is our Garthdee campus one of the most beautiful in the UK, it also provides facilities that will have a real influence on your capacity to learn.

Schools & Focus

The University has three faculties; Aberdeen Business School, the Faculty of Health and Social Care, and the Faculty of Design and Technology, which reflect its strength in health, business, engineering, science and the creative industries. Within these Faculties are the following Schools:

Aberdeen Business School

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Communication, Marketing and Media
  • Law
  • Information Management
  • Management

Faculty of Design & Technology

  • School of Computing Science and Digital Media
  • School of Engineering
  • Gray’s School of Art
  • Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment 

Faculty of Health & Social Care

  • Health Sciences
  • Pharmacy and Life Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Applied Social Studies

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Fees & entry requirements

Fees and entry requirements are typically set in relation to the type of course you want to study. All the information you need is available on individual course pages on the RGU web site. View our courses 

Fees will differ depending on whether you are a Scottish / EU student; from England, Wales or Northern Ireland; or from a country outwith the EU. The most up to date information is listed on our course pages.

English Language Requirements for International students 

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At Robert Gordon University we have a range of scholarships available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Thanks to our strong links with industry, companies generously support our students year after year, with many students not only gaining financially but benefit from work placements and developing links with local and international companies.

Additionally the University awards its own Merit Scholarships to outstanding postgraduate students in all disciplines.

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International partnerships

Robert Gordon University plays an important role in the international arena throughits levels of recruitment of international students, its delivery to corporate clients bothoverseas and in the UK and its range of international partnerships for work placements,student exchange, educational and research purposes.

The University currently has approximately 1,500 international students and receivesapplications from over 120 different nationalities. In addition to its student exchange programme run under the Erasmus scheme, the University also has a number of different student exchange and work placement programmes that allow international students the opportunity to work or study overseas at one of its partner institutions in Europe, the USA or Canada.

The University also has collaboration or partnership arrangements for educational and research purposes with institutions throughout the globe including University of Stavanger in Norway, Curtin University in Australia and the Chinese University of Petroleum Huadong in China as well as with Manipal University in India. 

Other key strengths include delivering customised short-training package programmes throughout the world and full academic programmes to corporate clients such as International and National Oil Companies globally.

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Research strengths

RGU has been ranked in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) as the best modern university for research in Scotland with world-class research in 11 disciplines. 73 per cent of the University’s research receives international recognition. The University’s key research areas include the allied health professions, computer science, engineering, architecture, accounting and finance, business and management, library and information management, and art and design. 

Internationally recognised research is also undertaken in law, politics and sociology. The University has recently launched three research institutes to further develop its growing expertise in key areas.

The key themes are as follows:

  • Institute for Health and Welfare Research – cardiovascular and metabolic disease; environmental and occupational health; neurological and mental health.
  • Institute for Innovation, Design & Sustainable Research – design and innovation; energy and sustainability; digital technology.
  • Institute for Management, Governance and Society Research – business and enterprise; information and communication; governance and society

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The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 recently said, ‘A degree from Robert Gordon University is as near to a guarantee of a job as you can get.’

This exceptionally good track record on employment is based in part on the transferable skills embedded in programmes of study and the work placements taken up by the vast majority of students. Key elements of the University’s approach include:

  • Over 90 per cent of the University’s courses have an extended period of assessed work experience.
  • Before they start the work placement process, most students take a professional skills module delivered jointly by the university careers service and faculty members.
  • The University sees its extensive engagement with employers as central to success.
  • These key elements have contributed to Robert Gordon University being one of the best UK universities for graduate-level employment for the last decade.

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In your country

Robert Gordon University attracts a large range of nationalities (65 at the last count) with high quality professional courses that offer close industry links and excellent employment prospects. We're delighted to welcome international students to the UK's top university for graduate employment.

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Key facts & figures

  • Over 1000 International Students
  • Top Modern University in the UK – Times Good University Guide 2013
  • Top University in the UK for Graduate Employment – Sunday Times University Guide
  • 97.1% Graduate Employment Rate (First Degrees) - HESA
  • First phase of £170 Million Riverside Campus Development opens in Summer 2013

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Contact Info

Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB

Tel: +44 1224 262000

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Contact Info

Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB

Tel: +44 1224 262000

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