Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University has a heritage going back 250 years, and it was granted university status in 1992.

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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 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 have been quoted top in Scotland and fourth equal in the UK for graduate employment by the Higher Education Statistics Agency in July 2018.

The University is proud to be awarded a Gold rating in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), placing it in the top 20% of UK universities for its consistent delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, confirming it is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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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. 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 2018, quoted RGU as number one in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for the quality of our facilities.

Robert Gordon University generously co-funds a number of Chevening Awards to support any one-year taught master’s programme. All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Robert Gordon University are encouraged to select the university as their first preference in their Chevening application.

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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 2019-20.

Who do RGU support?

Robert Gordon University welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries to study one-year taught master’s degrees offered by RGU in the following schools: Aberdeen Business School, the Law School, the School of Creative and Cultural Business, the School of Computing Science and Digital Media, the School of Engineering, the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Grays School of Art, the School of Applied Social Studies, the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences.