League tables

Robert Gordon University is consistently ranked among the best UK universities for graduate employment. The 2017 Guardian University Guide has ranked us as the best university in Scotland for graduate prospects.

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In the subject league tables from the same guide, we are first in Scotland for four subjects (Health Professions; Journalism; Architecture; and Pharmacy), while securing three subjects in the UK top 10.

Meanwhile, The Times Higher Education (THE) UK Student Experience Survey 2015/16 recognised RGU as providing the third best student experience in Scotland. We were also ranked third equal in the UK for the quality of its facilities.

Our research quality, extensive placement opportunities and flexible study programmes have contributed to the strong rankings of the university.

League table highlights

  • Top UK university for graduate employment - The Daily Telegraph
  • Best modern university in the UK - The Times, The Guardian
  • Top university in Scotland for graduate-level jobs - The Times, The Guardian, Complete University Guide
  • Top university in Scotland and second best in the UK for graduate employment - The Sunday Times
  • First in Scotland for Health Professions, Journalism, Architecture and Pharmacy - Guardian University Guide

League table rankings

The Guardian University Guide

  • 2015: 51
  • 2014: 55
  • 2013: 35
  • 2012: 38

The Sunday Times University Guide

  • 2015: 64
  • 2014: 52
  • 2013: 52
  • 2012: 49
  • 2011: 55

The Complete University Guide

  • 2015: 54
  • 2014: 53
  • 2013: 51
  • 2012: 51
  • 2011: 51
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