Degree Link

College? University? Why not both?

Studying at college can offer a range of additional benefits to traditional academic study at university; students can take advantage of smaller class sizes, and gain practical experience, often in a work-like environment.  If you haven’t met the entry requirements for a degree course, or are perhaps returning to education, college can be a great stepping stone to further study at university.

Degree Link allows students to have the best of both worlds, to study first at college, and then to complete a degree without any time loss. Typically, Degree Link is offered on a 2+2 basis – a two year HND at college, followed by two years at university.  1+3 routes, however, are also available for certain courses, where a HNC leads into the second year of university.

Details of the Degree Link routes currently in place with each of our partner colleges:

We are constantly reviewing and updating our agreements with colleges. If your college or course has not been listed, please contact our Admissions department (, or your college, who will be able to discuss the options available to you.

If you are currently studying at one of our partner colleges and intend to progress to study a degree course at Robert Gordon University you may be eligible to become an Associate Student: providing you with support and information about RGU before you start on your degree course. You'll also enjoy the benefits of being a student of the University while you're still at college! Find out more about registering as an Associate Student:

Degree Link

“I found the transition from college to university really easy and the process was well managed by both institutions”

Emma Hay Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons)

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