About Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University is a dynamic, modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high quality education from undergraduate through to PhD level. Its diverse and exciting range of degree programmes are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by specialists who maintain close links with the world of work. Well-established relationships with professional bodies, industrial organisations, government departments and research institutes ensure that all taught content is relevant and meets industry standards.
Robert Gordon University comprises three faculties, in which 9 academic schools are located (all with the shared vision of making each graduating student as employable as possible by the time they complete their degree at RGU):
- Aberdeen Business School
- Grays School of Art
- Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
- School of Applied Social Studies
- School of Computing Science and Digital Media
- School of Engineering
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
- School of Nursing and Midwifery
Robert Gordon is the number one university in the UK for Graduate Employment (Higher Education Statistical Agency, 2013) with over 97% of RGU graduates going onto career level employment within 6 months of graduation. That is the highest figure of any UK university, including Oxford and Cambridge. 73% of its courses carry accreditation from the relevant professional bodies, such as CIMA, AMBA, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Energy Institute (EI), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and many more. Also over 70% of its courses include a periods of practical placement or internships. These range for short term placements, 2-4 weeks to yearlong salaried internships. RGU is also the Best Modern University in the UK 2012, according to The Times and The Guardian newspapers and the Top Modern University for Research in Scotland.