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We are delighted to introduce you to Robert Gordon University, situated in Aberdeen, on the North East coast of Scotland. Robert Gordon University has a heritage going back 250 years, and it was granted university status in 1992. Since then the university has gone from strength to strength, proactively engaging with businesses in the development of many of its degree courses and meeting regional and national needs at a time of constant change and development. As a result we have a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employers. Today Robert Gordon University delivers more than 300 courses to over 15,000 full and part-time students from 120 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 in The Times Good University Guide 2013 as the best modern university in the UK – for the fifth year running. The next stage in our development will see a £170 million construction project at our Garthdee campus which will provide our students and staff with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. This will include a new library, and formal and informal learning and social spaces for students, giving our local community some of the best facilities in the UK.


Few places in Britain can offer students the chance to experience the buzz of a modern city, medieval buildings, spectacular gardens and award winning, unspoiled beaches – all in one compact, easy to navigate place. Aberdeen is a dynamic, vibrant city, thanks to its strong ties with the oil industry. As you’d expect from somewhere that has enjoyed great prosperity, amongst the iconic granite buildings are a wealth of fantastic bars, eateries, shops, museums and galleries, theatres and live music venues. Aberdeen is also the perfect size for students – the city is small enough for new arrivals to get to know their way around quickly and easily. The perfect base for exploring Scotland – Good transport links mean Aberdeen is a great base for seeing the rest of Scotland while you’re there.

All the main Scottish cities, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, can easily be reached within 2 or 3 hours. In fact Scotland is often called “the best small country in the world” and you can visit its most famous whisky distilleries, castles, lochs and golf courses without spending too much time travelling. Scotland’s stunning landscape is also a world class location for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing and more adventurous activities like bungee jumping! Students can easily experience the best of this amazing country during their time in Aberdeen.

Canadian Students

Given the close historical links between Canada and Scotland, we are delighted to see the number of Canadian students choosing to study at Robert Gordon University grow each year.

Popular subject areas for Canadian students to chose include our MSc in Physiotherapy, MSc Library & Information Studies, MSc Construction Project Management and our MPharm.

Attracted firstly by our career focused courses, many of our Canadian students then fall in love with our location. Aberdeen is surrounded by sweeping hills on one side, and miles of sandy beaches to the other.

CANADIAN STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SALTIRE SCHOLARSHIP. Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course.

Vijay from Canada tells how he researched his study options before deciding on RGU.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • ArchitectureKOM | Robert Gordon University (Robert-Gordon-Banner2-700x170)
  • Art & Design
  • Business, Management & Accounting
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Information, Communication & Media
  • Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences
  • Law
  • Social Work & Social Sciences

Current News

Robert Gordon University latest news

RGU Lecturer Recognised As One Of The Best Young Chartered Accountants Of 2018

Image from RGU Lecturer Recognised As One Of The Best Young Chartered Accountants Of 2018A (RGU) lecturer has been named as one of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Top 100 Young Chartered Accountants (CAs) of 2018.

Martyn Gordon has been recognised for his achievements as a lecturer in accounting and finance at RGU’s Aberdeen Business School.

The ICAS Top 100 CAs of 2018 recognises the achievements of young CAs and the impact they have made both within their own organisations and with clients.

Martyn shares a spot on the list with people based across the world, …

RGU Awarded £4.2Million To Expand Its Work-Based Learning Degree Programme

Image from RGU Awarded £4.2Million To Expand Its Work-Based Learning Degree Programme(RGU), a pioneer of work-based learning degrees, has been awarded £4.2 million by Skills Development Scotland to significantly expand the range of courses on offer and the number of places available.

In March 2017 RGU became the first university in Scotland to confirm its Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) offering with 30 fully-funded places available on two courses, BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business and BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business.

This latest award will see RGU deliver 135 additional fully-funded GAs, …

RGU Professor Reappointed to Global Accountancy Standards Board

Image from RGU Professor Reappointed to Global Accountancy Standards BoardProfessor Elizabeth Gammie, Head of ’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School, has been reappointed to the prestigious International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB).

The Board sets accounting education standards for all the professional accounting bodies around the world and its 18 board members come from across the globe.

Through its activities the IAESB enhances education by developing and implementing International Education Standards which increase the competency of the global accountancy profession.

Professor Gammie, …

Robert Gordon University ranked as a top UK university for graduate employability

Image from Robert Gordon University ranked as a top UK university for graduate employabilityranked as a top UK university for graduate employability


(RGU) Scotland is among the top universities in the UK for professional employment.

The latest statistics from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey show that RGU has a top employment record, with 96.5% of its graduates in work or further study six months after leaving university.

RGU is ranked 6th in the UK out of 151 universities in the data pool for the Higher Education Statistics Agency survey, …

QAA Quality Mark for Robert Gordon University

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A team of QAA reviewers visited the university and judged that it has effective arrangements for securing academic standards and enhancing the student learning experience.

The positive review identified a number of examples of good practice. These include:

  • The proactive approach RGU takes to establishing strong relationships with employers and professional, statutory and regulatory bodies for the benefit of students. These relationships complement the curriculum, are recognised and valued by staff and students,
Location:Aberdeen, Scotland
Student Population:15,000
Strengths:Business, Design Technology and Engineering, Health Professions (Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics)
Campus locations:City Centre Campus, Aberdeen
Garthdee Campus