Gold-rated University

The Robert Gordon University has been awarded a prestigious Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its consistent delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

RGU is also ranked as the top university in Scotland and 4th equal in the UK (of non-specialist higher education institutions) with 97.6% of graduates entering 'Employment or Further Study' within six months of graduation - Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey 2016-17.

League Tables

The university features in three domestic league tables across a wide range of subject areas:

The university also features in two international league tables:

Outstanding performance in a number of subject areas

Complete University Guide 2019
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Food Science
  • Ranked 1st in Scotland for Librarianship & Information Management
  • Ranked top 10 in the UK for both Building and Social Work
Guardian University Guide 2019
  • Ranked 1st in Scotland for Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Ranked 1st& in Scotland for Art
  • Ranked top 10 in the UK for Fashion and Textiles

The Times Good University Guide 2018

  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Physiotherapy
  • Ranked 1st in Scotland for Radiography

Global recognition for its high Graduate Employability

Amongst the top 10 European universities for its Graduate Employability Rate

Of the 495 institutions included in the Rankings, which look at which universities worldwide are doing the most to help their graduates by offering the best employment prospects, RGU ranked 27th in the world for its Graduate Employability Rate; higher than institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge.

Furthermore, RGU also ranked 69th and 74th= in the world respectively (out of 300 institutions) for the Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation measures in the subject rankings for ‘Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 

  1. 22, June, 2017 RGU joins the teaching elite

    RGU has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), placing it in the top 20% of the best universities in the UK for the quality of its undergraduate teaching and learning.