Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University in Scotland is a leading provider of professional education programmes for the allied health professions.

An exciting range of opportunities combines challenge with the reward of doing something truly worthwhile in your career. Team working and inter-professional practice are top priorities in the many different roles within the allied health professions, ranging from diagnostic radiographers, nurses and midwives, to pharmacists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Professional training in these areas can lead to employment within a wide variety of environments, including hospitals, clinics, sports and fitness clubs and local authorities.

Our Schools

School of Nursing & Midwifery

School of Nursing & Midwifery

We deliver high quality undergraduate programmes in adult nursing, mental health nursing and children and young people’s nursing.

School of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

We are well known for producing quality health care professionals, and is the sole provider of these degree programmes in the North of Scotland.

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

The School has an impressive portfolio of seven courses accredited or approved by professional bodies.

Why Study Health Professions Here?

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We have professional body accreditation, strong links with practitioners and managers in NHS Trusts, local authorities, the private sector and we're associated with a number of leading organisations, institutions and professional bodies.

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We promote hands-on, practical, patient-centred training that leads to professional registration through our undergraduate courses and high quality care. 

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Our specialist facilities include a Clinical Skills Centre, Pharmaceutical Care Centre, Human Performance Lab and Digital X-ray suite, providing you with a realistic and safe environment to practice your skills.

“I have really enjoyed the course, especially getting out into the clinical area and seeing and learning from the other midwives and interacting with the women and their families. This experience has been everything that I had hoped for and more.”

Stephanie Archibald, Bachelor of Midwifery


Our graduates in the Health Professions and Health Sciences go on to work in a variety of settings in the NHS, local authorities and the private sector.

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Nutrition & Dietetics

As a dietitian you usually work with patients on a one-to-one basis to identify the factors in their diet that are affecting their overall health and well being.

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Occupational Therapy

As an Occupational Therapist (OT) you will work with people to regain or maintain their health or wellbeing, using occupations as a means of therapy.



This is a patient care role, and you will work in multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings including operating theatre, accident and emergency departments and on wards.

News & Events

  1. 23, April, 2018 Hermeneutic Phenomenology Course & Symposium

    Health and Social Care Building

    Join us for the 2018 five day methodology and symposium in hermeneutic phenomenology  

  1. 18, August, 2017 Top 5 tips for studying during online distance learning courses

    RGU Campus

    Online distance learning courses give students the flexibility and opportunity to study. Take a look at our top tips for studying during an online distance learning course at Robert Gordon University.  

  2. 11, August, 2017 Why choose online distance learning at RGU?

    RGU Campus

    There are many reasons why you might choose to enter into an online distance learning course. Maybe you are looking to enhance your skills set in order to progress in your chosen career or you might be a recent graduate that wants to take the next step in your education – boosting your position in a competitive market at interview stage.