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 12,450
  • 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

    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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    Applied Psychology

    GBP 11,900 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on applications of psychology, and principles of counseling and therapy.

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    Architecture

    GBP 12,450 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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    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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    Business Administration

    GBP 17,960 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Communication

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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

    Computer Science

    GBP 13,700 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 11,260 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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    Cyber Security

    GBP 13,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Design

    GBP 12,450 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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    Drilling and Well Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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

    Environmental Studies

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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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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    Fine Arts

    GBP 12,450 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Hospitality Management

    GBP 11,400 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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    Information Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.

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    Information Technology

    GBP 13,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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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 11,400 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 11,400 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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    Library and Information Science

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Library and Information Science. The program offers courses that focus on knowledge organization, information services, data science, information architecture, and user experience.

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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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    Nursing

    GBP 12,000 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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    Petroleum Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles in the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for locating, extracting, processing and refining crude petroleum and natural gas.

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    Pharmacy

    GBP 13,000 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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    Physical Therapy

    GBP 16,100 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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    Project Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of project planning; risk management; cost and time management; contracts and procurement; accounting and statistics; decision making; and human resources.

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    Public Affairs

    GBP 11,940 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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

    Public Health

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Risk Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Risk Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advanced accounting; audit tools and techniques; sampling; risk and control; audit planning; audit function management; laws 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

    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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    Software Engineering

    GBP 13,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems.

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    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 11,400 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; inventory control; storage and handling; 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) 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

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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.