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Aberdeen Business School - Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen Business School at RGU offers a range of full time on campus Master’s degrees across a number of business specialisms, the majority of which offer a 12-month placement opportunity. Our courses are practical, relevant and designed in partnership with industry and relevant professional bodies to ensure you are equipped with professionally relevant skills that employers are seeking.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (18)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Social Sciences (1)



RGU has a heritage going back 250 years and was awarded university status in 1992. The university has remained committed to creating equal opportunities to access a relevant and valuable education. Over the last decade RGU has consistently had one of the best records of any UK university for graduate level employment and is currently ranked 2nd in the UK for graduate employability.


Aberdeen Business School, RGU, delivers a high-quality vocational education and relevant curriculum which provides you with the skills you require for your future career or career development. Aberdeen Business School develop professional thinkers and innovative contributors through business connected learning, award winning teaching and impactful research. We will nurture your potential, expand your talent and ensure you have the edge when it comes to your career opportunities. An example being the opportunity to extend your 12-month on campus Master’s degree to 24 months, with a 12-month placement opportunity in a real life organisation. 


  • RGU’s research is directed towards societal impact. Their focus is on generating improvements in quality of life, supporting more innovative businesses, unlocking cultural creativity and contributing towards a more successful and sustainable economy.

  • Aberdeen Business School hosts a vibrant research community and is active in a number of applied research projects. They offer doctoral research opportunities and expertise in a wide range of subject areas.

  • We are particularly interested in applications in the following areas; entrepreneurship and small business, financial support mechanisms, the planning environment, ownership models and the social acceptance of major energy infrastructure developments.


  • RGU is currently ranked in the top 50 in the world for graduate employment, which is higher than Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge. Their Master’s degree portfolio will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require for your future career or career development. This is a fantastic time to consider studying a Master’s degree at Aberdeen Business School, RGU, with the UK Government having announced a new ‘Graduate Route’ is to be launched in Summer 2021. This will enable international students who graduate from a UK institution from summer 2021 onwards to apply for a two-year post-study work visa.

  • Their Careers Team offer advice to any student, prospective; current or past, regarding career options.  

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Student services

  • RGU have heavily invested in our support networks, both on and off campus, to make the experience of studying at RGU the best it can be. They provide a confidential and non-judgmental service to all their students, applicants and enquirers as they understand it can be daunting arriving in a new city and starting a new course. To make life easier, the Student Help Point is available for all non-academic queries and support, from travel advice to tuition fees, accommodation to application forms.

  • The RGU:UNION also focus on being the student voice and representing your wants and needs through their Student Partnership Agreement

Housing services

  • They give priority to new students when allocating accommodation. RGU have a variety of accommodation options available – student accommodation owned by RGU, purpose-built student accommodation operated by private providers and privately rented accommodation. Living in student accommodation is a great way to live independently, yet easily make new friends and is ideal for students living away from home. The ResLife team, offer 24/7 welfare support to those living in RGU accommodation but also offer a program of social opportunities.

  • If university accommodation is not for you, or you would like information about short-term or family accommodation, there are a number of options you can consider.

Library services

Situated at the heart of the campus, you can’t miss the striking green glass Library tower. There are four floors of books and journals, over 250 computer workstations, printers, photocopiers, scanners and study space use. The Library is open to all staff and students, and subject staff offer drop-in sessions on database searching, referencing and anything else you may require help with.

ICT services

RGU provides a robust IT support service via our IT Helpdesk. They offer support for all your university needs and will support with everything from IT accounts, how to connect to the wireless service, accessing and configuring email, print, copy and scan, and the location of IT labs across the campus.

Medical services

There are a number of GP Practices across the city, with Garthdee Medical Group based on campus. RGU also have an on-site Physiotherapy Clinic, available to all students. They recognise that University, although exciting, can become overwhelming at times. The Student Counselling & Wellbeing Centre operate a confidential service and are available to discuss any difficulties or concerns you may have 

Student Life

Campus life

  • RGU has invested over £120 million into a state-of-the-art campus, with purpose-built, modern facilities to enhance students’ learning experience. All of their facilities are located within the one campus, including RGU:Union, RGU Sport and the multi-faith centre. There are a number of catering options throughout campus and within a few minutes’ walk from the campus are two large supermarkets and a number of bars. 

  • The campus is well serviced by public transport and is within accessible distance from the vibrant and bustling Aberdeen city centre where you can find a huge variety of shops, bars, hairdressers, beauticians, live music, museums and restaurants. 

Sports facilities

  • RGU has its own onsite sporting facility, RGU SPORT, which houses their 9 court Sports Hall where you can play a range of sports including badminton, basketball, 5-a-side football and hockey. It also has a 6 lane 25m swimming pool, 2 fitness suites, a strength and conditioning room, an indoor climbing wall and 3 group exercise studios. 

  • RGU SPORT runs activities every day, including fitness, body and bind classes, swimming lessons, personal training, climbing courses and campus walks. It is also the home of our 30+ sports clubs, ranging from football to curling, weightlifting to cheerleading. They have a choice of memberships and payment options and all RGU students are entitled to discounted memberships.

Student clubs

  • When you join RGU, you automatically become a member of RGU:Union, and they are here to make sure your time at RGU is the best it possibly can be. You will have the opportunity to try exciting new activities, from being part of sports club, taking part in charity fundraising, student media or volunteering in the community. Other partnership roles you can get involved in are Student Representatives, International Representatives and Equality Champions.

  • RGU:Union offers over 40 student societies, from course related social societies including gaming, music, film or photography to political and faith-based groups. If you can’t find a group that covers your interests, you are able to start 


Aberdeen Business School is accredited by AACSB International, an accolade achieved by only 5% of global Business Schools, and the Business Graduates Association (BGA).


Our courses are accredited by a range of bodies including:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute 
  • Association of Project Management (APM)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
  • Energy Institute (EI)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • The Project Management Institute (PMI)

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

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