Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University (RGU), located in the city Aberdeen, Scotland in the UK, comprises of three faculties: Aberdeen Business School, Faculty of Design and Technology and Faculty of Health and Social Care. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs.

  • Average Tuition GBP 12,450
  • Acceptance Rate 22%
  • Students 25,800
  • International Students 21%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 12,346
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Robert Gordon University’s history can be traced back nearly three and a half centuries. The University gets its name from its benefactor Robert Gordon who was a merchant in Aberdeen. The University was originally founded as a hospital aimed at educating the young sons and grandsons of Burgesses of the Guild who were too poor to maintain them at school. The Institute grew over time and was awarded university status in 1992.

At the end of the 20th Century the University’s Business School was moved to the Garthdee campus. Over the years Garthdee has grown enormously and now encompasses: Gray's School of Art; The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment; Aberdeen Business School; the Faculty of Health and Social Care and RGU Sport, in addition to its administration buildings.

Master Programs

  • Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QB, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Applied Psychology

    GBP 11,900 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of psychological theories and methods to real-world settings and problems, such as business and industry, government, education, military, and community settings. Includes instruction in applications of psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling, human factors, research methods and statistics, and program evaluation.

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    Architecture

    GBP 12,450 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

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    Business

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    Business Administration

    GBP 17,960 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Communication

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 13,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Construction Management

    GBP 11,260 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; 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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    Cyber Security

    GBP 13,700 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Design

    GBP 12,450 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

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    Drilling and Well Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

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    Environmental Studies

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Finance

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Fine Arts

    GBP 12,450 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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    Hospitality Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage travel-related enterprises and related convention and/or tour services. Includes instruction in travel agency management, tour arranging and planning, convention and event planning, travel industry operations and procedures, tourism marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry law, international and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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    Information Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee
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    Information Technology

    GBP 13,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

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    International Business

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    Journalism

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in 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 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Library and Information Science

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.

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    Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Marketing

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Nursing

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Petroleum Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for locating, extracting, processing and refining crude petroleum and natural gas, including prospecting instruments and equipment, mining and drilling systems, processing and refining systems and facilities, storage facilities, transportation systems, and related environmental and safety systems.

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    Pharmacy

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in 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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    Physical Therapy

    GBP 16,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to alleviate physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Includes instruction in functional anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, analysis of dysfunction, movement dynamics, physical growth process, management of musculoskeletal disorders, clinical evaluation and measurement, client assessment and supervision, care plan development and documentation, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Project Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. Includes instruction in project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making, and human resources.

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    Public Affairs

    GBP 11,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

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    Public Health

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Risk Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, including certified accountants, to perform independent internal and external appraisals to evaluate organizational financial and operational activities, ensure compliance with laws and policies, safeguard assets, and promote effective planning and resource allocation. Includes instruction in advanced accounting, audit tools and techniques, sampling, risk and control, audit planning, audit function management, law and regulations, environmental auditing, information technology applications, professional standards and ethics, and specific industry and service sector problems.

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    Social Work

    GBP 11,940 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Software Engineering

    GBP 13,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

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    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

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Rankings

  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 83
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 648
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 871
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 943
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 78

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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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 IS THE CENTRE OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, ONLY THE BEST IS GOOD ENOUGH

            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
            2014-2015, Master of Science (MSc)

            The courses taught are very relevant and practical in the field.

            The Infrastructure majorly the ICT is effective and efficient ...

          • 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.