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Robert Gordon University

«Scottish University of the Year»
Address: Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QB,

Description Robert Gordon University

  • Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Founded: in 1750
  • Total number of students: 16,200 people, approximately 1,000 people are foreign students
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Educational programs: Foundation, Bachelor's and Master's Degree.

The world-famous Robert Gordon University accepts students from all countries, providing quality and popular educational programs in popular specialties. Among the most famous areas are medicine, physiotherapy, tourism and engineering (especially in oil production). According to the latest data, about 16200 students from 73 world countries study on the bachelor and master's programs.

All faculties are divided into two campuses: Garthdee and Schoolhill, employing 1,400 staff (teachers, administrators, etc.). Garthdee is located almost in the suburbs, on the banks of the River Dee in a calm park area, and Schoolhill is located directly in the central area of ​​the city.

All the educational programs are aimed not only at assimilating the students with a large amount of academic knowledge, but also with full preparation for the modern labour market - the teachers strive to make sure that each graduate quickly finds a job in his specialty and takes a suitable position. To achieve this goal, convenient and effective curricula have been developed that evenly combine theoretical and practical exercises, cooperation and special partnership programs with various companies and organizations are being conducted - the studying process creates truly popular specialists whose knowledge and skills fully meet the needs and demands of the modern world labour market. Many curricula and programs are accredited by leading British associations in various fields and professions. Also, students of bachelor's programs have the opportunity to undergo internship (paid), to work in research centers - for example, you can work at the Aberdeen Traumatology Center (for students of medical programs), at the Center for Epidemiology and Obesity, at the Center for Engineering Research "WELL" and the Center for Advanced Materials (for students of engineering specialties).

Robert Gordon University is famous among students from all over the world not only because of quality of educational programs, but also excellent campus conditions, excellent for living and recreation. Each student can count on comfortable and at the same time inexpensive housing, a large number of scholarships and grants for the most gifted and stubborn students is provided: this saves considerable studying costs. In the national British university rankings, Robert Gordon University ranks 63rd.

The International College works at the university, where students are provided with preparatory programs before entering the university (for example, the world standard Foundation). In total, the following faculties are allocated at the university:

  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Media
  • Engineering science in oil production
  • Engineering
  • Art and design
  • Jurisprudence
  • Computer science
  • Biomedicine
  • Architecture
  • Computer science
  • Medicine
  • Management.

The university campus is located in the developed Scottish city of Aberdeen, which is unofficially called the "oil capital of Europe" (northeast of the country, on the coast). Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland: 225,000 people live here, with 25,000 students, which allows Aberdeen to be considered one of the student capital cities of the United Kingdom. It is a well-developed, prosperous, infrastructure-equipped city, with a rich cultural heritage and ample opportunities for recreation, entertainment and excursions. The road to Edinburgh and Glasgow will take approximately 2 hours, and by plane for an hour you can reach Paris, London and Amsterdam.

His name was given to the university by the well-known businessman Robert Gordon, who in 1750 established his own will by a large hospital, in which the first students began to study. In 1881, the hospital was reorganized into a college, and then other educational institutions began to join it:

  • in 1885 - the School of the Arts Gray
  • in 1898 - the pharmacological school
  • in 1957 - the Scottish Architectural School

And in 1992 the institution received a prestigious university status.

According to The Times Good University Guide-2010 was recognized as the best among modern universities in the UK (the estimate was confirmed by The Times statistics in 2012), and the Guardian University League Tables in 2010 called it the best in Scotland in terms of the percentage of graduate employment, and the best modern research university.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Robert Gordon University

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The first and basic level of higher education is taught at the university in a number of specialties and faculties:

  • Architecture, construction, geodesy (4 directions)
  • Art and Design (12 destinations)
  • Business, management, accounting (12 areas)
  • Communication and mass media (3 directions)
  • Information Technology (6 destinations)
  • Engineering (6 destinations)
  • Medicine (11 directions)
  • Biological sciences, sports (4 directions)
  • Jurisprudence (2 directions)
  • Social work and social sciences (2 directions).

Students applying for a place in bachelor's programs must present the following documents:

  • School certificate of secondary education (the higher the scores, the better)
  • For foreign students - certificate of the Foundation or International Baccalaureate program; can be replaced with a certificate from the university, where you listened to the first course of study (relevant for Russian students)
  • IELTS Language Examination Certificate.

The so-called Postgraduate program is represented at the Robert Gordon University by a number of faculties. Here, each student will be able to obtain a sought-after and valuable diploma and a bachelor's degree, which in the future will greatly help in finding a job. Offered directions are:

  • Architecture, construction, geodesy (7 specialties)
  • Art and Design (2 specialties)
  • Business, management, accounting (21 directions)
  • Information technology (6 specialties)
  • Engineering (8 specialties)
  • Medicine (9 specialties)
  • Information technologies, communication and mass media (8 specialties)
  • Biological Sciences and Sports (8 specialties)
  • Jurisprudence (7 specialties)
  • Social work and social sciences (5 specialties).

Students who intend to study at the magistracy must submit to the admissions committee a bachelor's degree and an IELTS certificate with scores of 6.5 (in the written block the results must be at least 6.0).

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Program Undergraduate Pathway (International Year One).

  • Age of participants: from 18 years old
  • Duration of the programs: 2 semesters
  • Classes start: January, September
  • Level of education: high school diploma with good marks (average score no lower than 3.2)
  • Knowledge of English: IELTS 5.5 (not lower than 5.5 for all sections) or Pearson 51 (Listening 51, Reading 51, Speaking 51, Writing 51) or GCSE / IGCSE English Language C or IB Standard Level 4.

The program is designed for international students who plan to enter the University of Robert Gordon, and corresponds to the first course of undergraduate major education programs. The curriculum is specially designed in such a way as to adapt students to the British educational system, and to bring academic knowledge and skills in line. To participate in the programs, you must have a high school diploma with good marks and a certain level of knowledge of the English language (if the level of the language is insufficient, then you can first take special courses). The programs last two semesters. Studying is conducted in 10 different directions. Studying includes:

  • Development of research skills required for university studies
  • Development of communication, personal growth and development skills
  • Subject disciplines (include the necessary items for each direction).

The educational process includes:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Master classes
  • Independent work
  • Work in groups and mini-groups
  • Interactive lectures
  • Laboratory works
  • Field studies.

For the constant monitoring of students' progress and the construction of an adequate feedback system, students regularly perform various tests, such as:

  • Examinations (invisible and ordinary)
  • Tests with different answers
  • Presentations
  • Participation in the debate and upholding one's point of view
  • Writing an essay and an extended essay
  • Writing of reports on the done laboratory work.

After successful completion of the studying, the student enters the second year of undergraduate studies at the Robert Gordon University for the chosen specialty of education.

Directions of education (Educational programs, available undergraduate, career prospects).

Direction: Accounting and Finance.

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January.

Educational program:

  • Management Concepts
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to the economy
  • Personnel Management
  • Introduction to management accounting
  • Business Law
  • Personal and business finance
  • Interactive learning and communication skills.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • Accounting and Finance (BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance).

Career prospects:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Auditor
  • Investment fund manager.

Direction: Architecture.

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: September.

Educational program:

  • Studio of Architectural Design (1st level)
  • Construction technology (level 1)
  • Philosophy of Design (1st level)
  • Interactive learning and communication skills
  • Studio of Architectural Design (2nd level)
  • Construction machinery (2nd level)
  • Philosophy of design (2nd level).

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • Architecture (BSc Architecture).

Career prospects:

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • Interior Designer and Spatial Designer
  • Engineer-builder
  • Commercial / Residential Surveyor
  • Teacher of higher education
  • Inspector for Historic Buildings / Monument Officer
  • Landscaping Designer
  • Specialist in planning and development
  • Production designer (theater / television / films)
  • Engineer-builder
  • Town planner.

Direction: Art and Design (Art and Design).

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: September.

Educational program:

  • Advanced Media Experiments
  • Information research, recording and response in art and design
  • Interactive learning and communication skills
  • Preparation and profession in the field of art and design
  • Knowledge and understanding of creative practice in art and design
  • Experiments with media in art and design
  • Personal combined experimental research in the field of art and design.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

1) In the field of Fine Arts:

  • Painting (BA (Hons) Painting)
  • Modern Art Practice (Printing) (BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (Printmaking))
  • Modern art practice (sculpture) (BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (Sculpture))
  • Modern art practice (photography) (BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (Photography))
  • Modern Art Practice (Image Motion) BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (Moving Image))
  • Modern artistic practice (interdisciplinary approach) (BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (Interdisciplinary))

2) In the field of Design:

  • Fashion and Textiles (BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles)
  • Communication Design (Graphics) (BA (Hons) Communication Design (Graphics))
  • Communication design (illustration) (BA (Hons) Communication Design (Illustration))
  • Communication Design (photo) (BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography))
  • Three-dimensional design (product design) (BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (Product Design))
  • Three-dimensional design (jewelry) (BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (Jewelery))
  • Three-dimensional design (ceramics and glass) (BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (Ceramics and Glass)).

Career prospects:

  • Design Manager
  • Fashion designer
  • Textile Designer
  • 3D visualizer
  • Lead Illustrator
  • Executive Director.

Direction: Business and Management (Business and Management).

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January.

Educational program:

  • Management Concepts
  • Financial environment
  • Introduction to the economy
  • Personnel Management
  • Introduction to management accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business ethics
  • international Business
  • Interactive learning and communication skills.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • International Business Management (BA (Hons) International Business Management)
  • Management (BA (Hons) Management)
  • Management and Human Resources Management (BA (Hons) Management with Human Resource Management)
  • Management and Marketing (BA (Hons) Management with Marketing).

Career prospects:

  • Contracts Analyst
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Head of marketing department
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Sales Manager.

Direction: Communication, Marketing and Media (Communication, Marketing and Media).

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January, September.

This area includes several different specializations:

  • Event Management
  • Fashion Management
  • Media
  • Public relations
  • International hotel business or international tourism management.

Educational program:

  • Management Concepts
  • Financial environment
  • Introduction to the economy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business ethics
  • international Business
  • Interactive learning and communication skills.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • Event Management (BA (Hons) Events Management)
  • Fashion Management (BA (Hons) Fashion Management)
  • Media (BA (Hons) Media)
  • Public relations (BA (Hons) Public Relations)
  • Management of International Hospitality (BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management)
  • Management of international tourism (BA (Hons) International Tourism Management).

Career prospects:

  • Professional Marketing in Fashion
  • Merchandising
  • Fashionable buyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Sales Specialist in Media.

Direction: Calculations and Digital Media (Computing and Digital Media).

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January, September.

Educational program:

  • Introduction to computing in a business environment
  • Mathematics
  • Computer skills
  • Interactive learning and communication skills.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • Computer Science (BSc (Hons) Computer Science)
  • Cyber ​​Security (BSc (Hons) Cyber ​​Security)
  • Digital media (design, production and development) (BSc (Hons) Digital Media (Design, Production and Development)).

Career prospects:

  • IT Security Engineer
  • Information and Data Security Analyst
  • Network manager
  • IT Security Developer
  • IT Risk and Fraud Specialist
  • Expert on digital expertise
  • Software Developer
  • Computer programmer.

Direction: Engineering.

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January.

Educational program:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer skills
  • Design, production and development
  • Interactive learning and communication skills.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering (BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering (BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Electrical Engineering)
  • Engineering and marine engineering (BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Offshore Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering).

Career prospects:

  • Communications engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Underwater engineer.

Direction: Construction and Surveying.

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: September.

Educational program:

  • Designing of buildings
  • Building Technologies
  • Built-in communication environment
  • Methods of shooting
  • Economy for the built environment
  • Specification and specification
  • Interactive learning and communication skills.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • Management in the field of construction (BSc (Hons) Construction Management)
  • Quantitative geodesy (BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying)
  • Construction geodesy (BSc (Hons) Building Surveying).

Career prospects:

  • Project manager
  • Construction Surveyor
  • A quantitative surveyor.

Direction: Health and Life Sciences (Health and Life Sciences).

  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: September.

Educational program:

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Analytical and numerical methods
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Practical skills for life sciences
  • Interactive learning and communication skills.

Bachelor's programs available after the referral:

  • Bio-science and biomedical science (BSc (Hons) Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences)
  • Biomedical Science (BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science)
  • Expertise and Analytical Sciences (BSc (Hons) Forensic and Analytical Sciences)
  • Food, Nutrition and Human Health (BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Human Health).

Career prospects:

  • Nutritionist
  • Microbiologist
  • Forensic expert
  • Laboratory Engineer
  • Ecological Chemist
  • Petrochemical Chemist
  • Petrochemical services
  • Researcher
  • Expert on forensic expertise of brands
  • Pharmaceutical preparations
  • Police forces
  • Publishing house of scientific journals
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Biology teacher.

Entry requirements:

  • Age of students: from 18 years old
  • Diploma of graduation with good grades (average score no lower than 3.2)
  • Knowledge of English: IELTS 5.5 (not lower than 5.5 for all sections) or Pearson 51 (Listening 51, Reading 51, Speaking 51, Writing 51) or GCSE / IGCSE English Language C or IB Standard Level 4.
  • Beginning of classes: January, September.

The academic year is divided into semesters:

  • Autumn semester (beginning in September): from September 25 to January 12
  • Winter semester (beginning in January): from January 22 to April 20.
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from 14 000 £ / year
Annual
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from 13 720 £ / year
Annual
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from 3 200 Р. / 10 weeks

Accommodation, housing and food

The university promotes its students in the search and selection of a comfortable option: it can be a residence on campus or in the city, renting apartments, studios and apartments.

For example, in apartments rented for students, each student has a separate bedroom, and a functional kitchen, bathroom and toilet room are shared. In residences on campus students are waiting for cozy, fully equipped and furnished rooms (toilets and shared bathrooms, designed for several people).

If you are renting a flat in a city (studio or apartment), the following items are already included in the rental price:

  • Gas charge
  • Electric power charge
  • Round-the-clock Internet access (wireless)
  • Regular cleaning of common areas
  • Personal insurance
  • A basic set of cutlery, utensils and kitchen utensils.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Absence Management, Accounting (BSc), Accounting and Finance (BA), Accounting and Management (BA (Hons)), Advanced Commercial Supply Chain & Category Management, Advanced Contemporary District Nursing, Advanced Pharmacy Practice (PgCert), Analytical Science - Drug Analysis and Toxicology, Applied Psychology, Applied Sport and Exercise Science (BSc), Arbitral Award Writing, Architectural Design Innovation, architecture, Art technology, Asset Integrity Management, Beginners - Experimental Machine Knitting, Building Information Modeling Management, Building Surveying BSc (Hons), business, Business and communication, Business and management, Ceramics, Childhood Obesity Management, CIMA Professional Development Modules, Clinical Leadership, CMI Management Coaching and Mentoring, Commercial Photography (BA), Computer Network Management and Design (BSc), computer science, Construction Project Management (MSc), Construction Project Manager, Core business skills, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Creative bookbinding, Curatical Studies, Cyber Security (BSc), Data Sciense, design, design and technology, Diabetes Management, Diagnostic Image Reporting, Dietetics, Digital Marketing (BA), Digital Media (BSc), Doctor of Business Administration, Doctorate of Physiotherapy, Drawing, DRAWING & PAINTING, Drilling and Well Engineering, economics, Electronic and Biomedical Technology, Employment Law and Practice, Engine string, engineering, Evaluating Research and Advance Practice, Events Management (BA), Exercise, Health and Wellness Coaching, Fashión, Fashion & Textiles, Fashion and Textile Design, Figurative study, Figure drawing, Figure in Clay, Forensic and Analytical Science, Glass Fusing and Slumping, Glazing, graphic arts, Graphic communications, Health Safety and Risk Management, Image Commenting for Radiographers, IMechE Approved Modules, Informatics and Communication, Information Technology, Information technology, International business, international Management, International marketing, international relationships, Intravenous Administration, IT for the Oil and Gas Industry, IT: Software Development, Jewelery, Journalism (MA), Jurnalism, Knowledge management, law, Leading and Advancing Practice, Letterpress printmaking, Lifespan Nutrition, Location Painting, Long Term Conditions Management, management, Management (BA), Managing Subsurface Exploration and Production Data, marketing, Master of Business Administratio (MBA), Mechanical and Biomedical Technology, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering BEng, Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Media (BA), Media sphere, medicine, Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace, Minor Injuries Assessment, Minor Injuries Discharge, Mixed media drawing, Networking, Non-Medical Prescribing, Nursing - Adult, Occupational Health, Oil and gas law, Palliative care, Pathophysiology, Investigations and Immediate Management in Advanced Practice, Petroleum production engineering, pharmacology, Pharmacy (MPharm), Photo art, Photography (Short Course), Physiotherapy - Pre-registration, Planning for decommissioning, Porcelain Paperclay and Print Techniques - Ceramic Houses & Tea Light Holders, Portraiture: Drawing and Painting, Practical Data Science using R, Principles of Occupational Health, Printed Textiles, Printmaking, Professional Development and Practice, Project Management Fundamentals, Promoting Health in Practice, Public Health and Health Promotion, Putting, Quality Management, Radiographic Studies, Remote Healthcare - One Day Workshops, Renal nursing theory, Research Methods, Residential child care, Risk Management & Supply Chain Vulnerability, Subsea Engineering, Surveying, the photo, Therapeutic photography, Three Dimensional Design, Unplanned Careers Acutely Ill / Injured Children and Young People, Visual communication, Wound care, Young Artists Workshop,  International economics,  Technology management

Equipment Robert Gordon University

The university is funded from the state budget, which allows you to constantly update the material and technical base, to provide students with the most modern conditions for studying, the latest equipment. Students are engaged in spacious, bright and equipped lecture rooms, have free access to a huge library and wireless high-speed Internet. The territory of both campuses is equipped with a large number of sports fields and grounds, gyms and sports centers, there is a private pool.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of studying at Robert Gordon University can vary depending on the chosen specialty and the academic direction.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Students applying for a place in bachelor's programs must present the following documents:

  • School certificate of secondary education (the higher the score, the better)
  • For foreign students - the certificate of the program Foundation or International Baccalaureate; you can replace the certificate from the university, where you listened to the first course of study (relevant for Russian students)
  • IELTS Language Exam Certificate.

Students who are going to study in the Master's program must submit a Bachelor's degree and an IELTS certificate to the Admissions Committee with scores of 6.5 (in the written block the results must be at least 6.0).

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