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Robert Gordon University


Robert Gordon University is an internationally acclaimed institution, training and educating students from over 150 countries every year. The Times named it as the "Best Modern University in the UK" in 2012.

The name Robert Gordon has been synonymous with education in Scotland since foundation as a technical college in 1750. The college evolved into a university, incorporating Gray’s School of Art (1885), the School of Pharmacy (1898) and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture (1957). Full university status granted in 1992.


  • Scottish University of the Year 2011;
  • Top Modern University for Research in Scotland;
  • Lowest unemployment rate for graduates in Scotland at 3.8%.
  • Year established
  • Location
    Grampian and Tayside
  • Registered students

Academic specialism

The University offers courses through its various schools. Currently, 16,000 students including 2,000 international students are enrolled in Robert Gordon’s various courses. There is also a total of 1,400 staff to help these students in their academic endeavours.

All courses offered at Robert Gordon University are created to make the students employable as soon as they complete their study. To achieve this, the University has designed a curriculum that involves theory and practice in equal measures. All programmes offer an effective combination of academic study and practical experience, many offering periods of work placement. All programmes developed in close consultation with industry, with many programmes accredited by leading professional bodies.

Whether your passion lies in Energy and the Environment, Health and Welfare, Knowledge Economy or the creative industries, Robert Gordon will be able to inspire you further to reach your life goals.


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Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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Robert Gordon University is located in the historic city of Aberdeen, on Scotland's north-east coast. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city, with a multicultural population of 225,000, including 25,000 students. It is known as 'the oil capital of Europe', and as such has a thriving economy, and is rich in culture and things to do.

The City is just over two hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow by rail and just over an hour by air from Amsterdam, London and Paris.