Scottish Universities

Robert Gordon University

The best modern University in the UK and No 1 in Scotland for graduate employmentPhoto


Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen was rated the top modern university in the UK by The Times Good University Guide, 2009. We have more graduates entering degree level employment than any other university in Scotland (The Sunday Times University Guide, 2008).

Taught courses at Robert Gordon University

We have a long and proud reputation of providing career-focused postgraduate courses in a modern setting. Many of our teaching staff combine first-class qualifications with time spent in industry or business. We adopt a flexible approach to learning which includes group projects, self-study, and practical work. Whether you are looking for a change of direction in your career or are pursuing further specialisation in your area of interest, we are confident that our range of expertise is reflected in our portfolio of postgraduate courses, which include:

  • Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Art and Design
  • Computing
  • Communication and Publishing
  • Engineering
  • Instrumental Analytical Sciences
  • Librarianship and Information Management
  • Law
  • Management
  • MBA, DBA, MPA and D.Inf.Sci
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work

Research programmes at Robert Gordon University

Our creative and innovative environment is reflected by industry relevant research which informs many of our degrees.

We have research interests in 4 key areas: The Creative Industries, Energy and Environment, Health and Welfare and The Knowledge Economies.

Facilities at Robert Gordon University

Sports facilities

RGU: SPORT is the University\'s £11 million sports centre. Facilities include an impressive climbing wall spanning three levels, a 25-metre swimming pool, and a versatile main sports hall for indoor hockey, badminton, tennis and 5-a-side football. For further details visit

Online distance learning facilities

The virtual learning environment (Campus Moodle) is our innovative distance learning tool. Delivered remotely via the internet, it enables students to participate in University learning regardless of location.


We are committed to providing safe, secure and affordable accommodation. Our flats have been designed with your needs in mind with staff on hand at each site to offer advice, assistance and support 24 hours a day. The University has self catering halls of residence in the city centre of Aberdeen with 732 rooms, some of which are en-suite. To watch a short video of our halls and for further information visit

Student support

We have a substantial student support network that includes careers advice, medical advice and a counselling service staffed by qualified and experienced professionals.

Fees & funding at Robert Gordon University

The tuition fees for centrally funded, postgraduate taught courses for the academic year 2009/10 are available at:

Robert Gordon University has secured funding from The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for places across a range of our full-time postgraduate courses. If you are eligible to apply for this funding and are successful, this means your fees will be paid for you, saving you both time and money. That way, you can concentrate on pursuing your studies. Income-assessed maintenance grants, child care grants and Career Development Loans are also a possible source of financial assistance.

Self-funding students from outside the EU may be eligible to apply for a Partial Scholarship Award of up to £1,000 per year of study. In addition, the British Government and a range of UK organisations offer a limited number of scholarships. More information can be found at

To find out if you are eligible for these sources of funding call 01224 262132, email or visit

Visit Robert Gordon University

Open evenings

We hold Open Evenings throughout the year, where you can come into the University to meet academics and ask questions about our courses, as well as speak to our Admissions team. Our next Postgraduate and Part-time Open Evening is in August 2010. For further details visit

Visit days

We can arrange a personalised visit to the University to meet with a lecturer from the course you are interested in and have a tour around the facilities. Call us on 01224 262208 or email for more information.