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Student Profile of the University in Session 2014 - 2015

There were over 17,000 students at the university

 Of the total:

  • 59% were Full time and 41% Part time
  • Of the part time students, 83% were distance learning students
  • 62% were Undergraduate students
  • 36% were Postgraduate with 2% in Postgraduate Research

 Of the Undergraduates:

  • 35% attended Aberdeen Business School
  • 27% enrolled in Design and Technology courses
  • 37% were enrolled in Health and Social Care courses

 Of the total student population:

  • 63% studied on campus
  • 37% studied off campus
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Our performance speaks for itself

  1. RGU has been ranked first for four courses in Scotland - health professions; journalism; architecture; and pharmacy - while securing top place for graduate prospects.

    More on the 2017 Guardian University Guide

  2. "Robert Gordon remains one of the top performing modern universities in Britain. Its success is primarily based on outstanding results in two key indicators. The university’s overall student satisfaction rates are consistently well above average for its courses and entry qualifications, while graduate employment regularly features in the top 20 universities on this measure. In fact its score for graduate prospects at 81.8% is the highest in Scotland."

    More on the Times and Sunday Times Guide 2014

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