Robert Gordon University

The university offers a vast range of courses from undergraduate through to PhD level and attracts more than 16,000 students from 132 countries every year.

A £135 million construction project at our Garthdee campus was completed in 2015 and provides our students and staff with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. This includes a new library, and formal and informal learning and social spaces for students.

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This development gives the university and our local community some of the best facilities in the UK. Indeed, the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, published in 2016, quoted Robert Gordon University as being third equal in the UK with Oxford University for the quality of our facilities. The modern campus is located in Aberdeen, north Scotland, a cosmopolitan and safe city which hosts several industrial operational headquarters.

Robert Gordon University is consistently ranked among the UK's top universities for graduate employment for many years and has been recognised for the quality of its teaching and student experience.

In 2017 we were awarded Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework, putting us in the top 20% of UK universities for teaching and student experience. Robert Gordon University is top in Scotland for health professions, journalism, architecture, and pharmacy, and ranks as one of the top Scottish universities for graduate prospects.

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Robert Gordon University and Chevening

Robert Gordon University is partnering with Chevening to help make education financially accessible to students who rely on scholarships to study. Additionally it will give us the opportunity to raise the University’s profile overseas in key markets with an aim to welcoming more international students onto our campus in 2018.

Robert Gordon University have recently teamed up with Chevening to become an official partner. In the past we have welcomed Chevening scholars from all over the world and we look forward to welcoming many more over the upcoming academic year.

Fun fact

Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United and Aberdeen Manager, has an honorary degree from Robert Gordon University (Doctor of Laws 1997)