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Robert Gordon University

4.1 out of 5 (34 ratings / 24 reviews) Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Robert Gordon University delivers more than 300 courses to over 16,000 full and part-time students from 130 countries. Over the last decade we have consistently had one of the best records of any UK university for graduate-level employment and we were quoted as the top UK university for graduate employment by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (14)
Computer Science & IT (9)
Applied Sciences & Professions (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Robert Gordon's mercantile adventures founded a strong and remarkably modern belief that his investment in the education of his townsfolk would equip them with the skills and knowledge to strengthen their success in Europe and further afield.

Today, more than 260 years after his death, the University which bears his name remains true to his spirit and enterprise.

Education

Robert Gordon University provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees.

Research

The focus at Robert Gordon University is on applied research. An integral part of our purpose is to build a research base of staff and students who undertake highly relevant leading-edge research that advances knowledge and provides tangible benefits to the wider economy and society.

RGU has world class researchers in allied health professions, computer science, engineering, architecture, accounting and finance, business and management, library and information management, and art and design.

Research Institutes

Each research institute hosts a graduate school to engender a supportive research community, providing an environment conducive to high quality student experience and achievement.

Career

This year more graduates found work than ever before, more of that work was professional level and unemployment rates were down to pre-recession level.

Overview of 2015 destinations data

Of the 267,735 UK-domiciled graduates who responded to the survey:

  • 71.2% were in employment and 6.3% were unemployed
  • 5.5% were working and studying at the same time
  • 12.1% had continued with further study or training
  • Average salaries of graduates employed full-time in the UK was £20,637.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
801
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
801
2018
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The Student Help Point is your ‘one-stop shop' for all non-academic queries, support and advice.

From travel to tuition fees, accommodation to application forms, finance to free time the Student Help Point can help, whether you are on campus or online.

Housing services

We are committed to providing safe, secure and affordable accommodation for our students. Our flats have been designed with your needs in mind.

What we offer:

  • Standard and ensuite rooms
  • 40 & 50 week tenancies (and January-June or January-August leases for January students)
  • Internet access
  • Security entry systems
  • Car parking & bike storage facilities
  • Convenient public transport links

We provide a wide range of competitively priced accommodation at various sites throughout Aberdeen.

Library services

The Library tower, the striking green glass landmark at the heart of the new campus, opened at the end of May 2013.

There are 4 floors of books and journals in the library and each floor has a Faculty focus:

  • Level 6 - Aberdeen Business School
  • Level 7 - Health and Social Care
  • Level 8 - Design & Technology - art and architecture
  • Level 9 - Design & Technology - engineering and computing

Medical services

Disability and Dyslexia Centre - We have many years’ experience of supporting students with dyslexia, sensory and mobility impairments, mental health difficulties, medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders and temporary impairments, such as broken limbs.

Treehouse Early Care Centre - a purpose built facility that provides high quality care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Student Life

Campus life

Robert Gordon University's 'Masterplan' is a £120 million campus development project at our Garthdee campus which provides all of our students and staff with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

This includes a brand new library, and formal and informal learning and social spaces for students. The first phase was open for business in September 2013 giving the university and our local community some of the best facilities in the UK.

Sports facilities

Robert Gordon University has invested over £11 million in a state-of-the-art sports facility, which sees a dramatic improvement in sporting infrastructure available for the region and also acts as a social hub for the Garthdee campus.

Sports:
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Classes
  • Climbing
  • Sports hall
  • Studio hire

Student clubs

RGU: Union is the RGU's Student Association. The Union is here to represent all RGU Students and make your student life at RGU the best it can be!

RGU: Union gives students the opportunity to get together for a range of difference societies ranging from academic to general interest to faith and much more.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I’m studying by distance learning. Good platform support...

Discrimination of Foreign Students
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

The start of the course but after which they just didn't care. I would say it is not very good. You have to be an undergraduate from the school before you can understand anything they are doing, the program was really isolating. The lecturers just lectures like continuing from undergrad without consideration for foreign students. It is almost like some sort of...

Review of course
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very interesting and good course

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