Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is a public university with a suburban campus located in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. RGU offers a wide range of bachelor's degrees across eleven academic schools. These include School of Engineering; Computing Science and Digital Media; Health Sciences; Creative and Cultural Business; Nursing and Midwifery; Pharmacy and Life Sciences; The Law School; Gray's School of Art; The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment and Aberdeen Business School.
  • Average Tuition GBP 11,500
  • Acceptance Rate 22%
  • Students 25,800
  • International Students 21%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 11,500
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is home to a diverse student body of over 16,700 students. Among a much wider variety, RGU offers bachelor’s degree programs in Management, Nursing and Midwifery, Social Studies, and Fashion. RGU offers five different on-campus sites for student accommodation. There are also food outlets located all across campus that cater to many dietary requirements. Students have access to facilities such as a swimming pool, gyms, medical services, student counselling, as well as study support. Moreover, students also have the opportunity to get involved in numerous activities such as sports, community volunteering and can join over 50 student societies. RGU also offers career and employability services, with optional or compulsory work placement opportunities, and a chance to meet professionals at career fairs. Additionally, students have the option to work or study abroad for the duration of their degree.
  • 01RGU has recieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), placing them among the top 20% of the United Kingdom’s best universities for teaching and learning.
  • 02RGU is ranked 44th on The Guardian’s 2017 University Guide of universities in the United Kingdom.
  • 03RGU has a student faculty ratio of 18:4 encouraging a more student-focused environment.

Bachelor Programs

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    Accountancy

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Animation

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

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    Architecture

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Biomedical Science

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

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    Business

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Construction Management

    GBP 11,940 Tuition Fee

    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus on the study of facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

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    Design

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Electrical Engineering

    GBP 14,850 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Engineering Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of engineering principles; the operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations; accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; and environmental program management.

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    Finance

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Food Science

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process and production of high quality and nutritious foods.

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    Forensic Science

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and forensic psychology.

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    Graphic Design

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

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    Health Science

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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    Hospitality Management

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, hospitality accounting, events management, housekeeping operations, revenue management, and organizational behavior.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

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    International Business

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    Journalism

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Law

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Legal Management

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

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    Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 14,850 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Media Studies

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Nursing

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Nutrition Science

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

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    Occupational Therapy

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

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    Pharmacy

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science and Pharmacy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Photography

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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    Physical Education

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

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    Physical Therapy

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health promotion, rehabilitation, wellness, and prevention of injury.

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    Psychology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Relations

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

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    Social Sciences

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Social Work

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sports

    GBP 13,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

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Rankings

  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 83
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 800
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 801
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 943
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 78

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Robert Gordon University offers the Vice Chancellor's Undergraduate Scholarship to international students, as well as the RGU Financial Award for full-time bachelor's and master's students. Country specific funding and awards are also available to international students.

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    Established in 1992

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    Robert Gordon University revoked Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, of the honorary title of Doctor of Business Administration (Hon DBA) awarded to him by RGU in October 2010; this was done following his comments about Muslims being banned from entering the US, which the university said was ‘wholly incompatible’ with its ethos and values.

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          • Testimony
            2014-2015, Master's Degree

            RGU has a wonderful environment that enhances knowledge and practical skills. The tutors are all professionals in their areas of specialisation with up to date knowledge and research.

          • Testimony
            2012-2013, Master's Degree

            All the courses are well organised and industry focussed. The faculty has huge experience and are experts in their own field. They give case studies, tasks and problems which are in real life experienced by the industry leaders. The support extended by faculty and career's staff was excellent. If you like sports and fitness RGU : Sport is the best. The whole experience was character building. Cheers.

          • Testimony
            2012-2013, MSc

            I was very scared of pursuing my master degree. I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know if moving to another brand new place, with culture really different from mine would be a good decision. There is not a day I am happy with myself for making the sudden decision that this is my place, my master degree ( I did MSc Management). I absolutely fell in love with all my professors and tutors. As one of them once told me, they do everything to help us, teach us, guide us and they are never against us. The lectures were always interesting and I loved that we had a couple of teachers for different topics. Furthermore, the tutorials was amazing. The work was just right and gave me a good sense of what the subject was about. I had valuable discussions with both professors and fellow students. My dissertation supervisor was more than kind and helpful to me and I managed to have THE best experience writing it. Moreover, RGU is a very lovely place.