Established in 1750 as a hospital to educate scholars, The Robert Gordon's Hospital became The Robert Gordon's College in 1881. In 1903 it was accorded the status of Central Institution as a Higher Technical College, and in 1965 it became The Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology. In 1992, following the Further and Higher Education Act, the institute was awarded the title of The Robert Gordon University.
The university has two campuses in the city of Aberdeen, which lies in the north-east Grampian region of Scotland: one in the city centre at Schoolhill; and the Garthdee campus on the southern side of the city, near the banks of the River Dee.
The University has around 16,000 international students that come from 132 countries each year. Applications to undergraduate courses must be made via the UCAS service, and applications to postgraduate courses should be made on the Robert Gordon University website.
Entry requirements to degree programs will vary depending on the subject chosen and the degree level. English language requirements will also be considered as part of the application. Pathways programs may also be available to those students that do not meet the entry requirement criteria.
Robert Gordon University offer courses in various subject areas including:
- Architecture, Construction & Surveying
- Art & Design
- Business, Management and Accounting
- Health Professions
- Information, Communication & Media
- Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences
- Social Work & Social Sciences