Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University is an innovative, inclusive, impactful and professionally-focused institution focusing on demand-led teaching and research at undergraduate, postgraduate and PHD level. All of our courses will provide you with practical, hands-on learning and teaching experiences.

  • 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (THE's positivity measure, NSS 2023)
  • 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for teaching excellence (Daily Mail University Guide 2024)

We have a diverse and exciting range of postgraduate courses in Accounting and Finance, Management, Communications, Information Management, Law, Engineering, Computing, Architecture and the Built Environment, Art & Design, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences, all taught in state-of-the-art facilities, helping you to progress and develop skills within your chosen subject. All programmes are designed to offer you an effective combination of academic study and practical experience, developed in close consultation with industry.


Our relentless focus on professional education means our graduates are not just ready to work but are also equipped to make an enduring and valuable contribution to industry on a regional, national and global scale. Our continued engagement with industry ensures our courses are demand-driven, of the highest quality and tailored to meet the current and future needs of employers. Many of our courses will offer you the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience or placement, collaborate with businesses on live projects and attend industry guest lectures and masterclasses, providing you the chance to make connections and network with potential future employers.

  • 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (excluding small, specialist institutions) for employability and/or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2022)
  • 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK in the Graduate Employment Rate measure (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)
  • 2nd in Scotland for graduate outcomes: on track (Complete University Guide 2024)
Robert Gordon University

Innovation & Enterpreneurship

With huge advancements in technology, we will equip you to be much more resilient and adaptable to disruptive changes in the industry. Innovation and entrepreneurship are threaded throughout everything we do, where we will provide you with the transferable skills, enterprising knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to adapt to changes throughout your career.

  • Our launch of the RGU Startup Accelerator contributed to our recognition by the Herald Higher Education awards for outstanding business engagement
  • Our collaboration with Scotmas Group Ltd to develop a new and innovative method of producing disinfectants without harmful by-products for use in hospitals, water supplies and food production applications, won innovation of the Year at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021


We offer a diverse range of services to help not only with your academic needs but also your personal needs. Read more about the RGU Campus.

Our virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle, allows you to communicate easily with tutors and fellow students, providing all the help and support needed for studying in any location across the world.

City of Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan, creative and connected place – with people from across the world working and studying here. There is something for everyone, and with over 16,000 students, you will be part of a lively, vibrant, student friendly city with great culture, shops, restaurants, live music, bars and nightlife. Aberdeenshire has a stunning coastline with vast, spectacular sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages. With 300 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, it is unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.'

  • Aberdeen is the happiest city in the UK to live and work in thanks to a number of factors including our low crime rate, a high quality of life and an average monthly salary greater than the UK average (Shawbrook Bank 2021)
  • Aberdeen is 1st in the UK for affordability thanks to our lower living costs (QS Best Student Cities 2023)
  • Aberdeen is 1st in Scotland and top 20 in the UK for cheapest cities for student accommodation (StudentCrowd 2023/24)

As a student in Aberdeen you can enjoy food and drink experiences, a lively nightlife scene, opportunities for outdoor adventure, year-round festivals and events, inspiring art galleries and interesting museums. In addition to Aberdeen’s mile-long beach, you can explore parks and gardens and picture-perfect old towns.

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