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Disclaimer This publication is intended as a guide on courses delivered by Robert Gordon University. Information in this publication is correct at the time of print, but must be read as subject to change at any time and without notice. For more up to date information, please visit our website www.rgu.ac.uk

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Explore Your Possibilities CONTENTS Welcome from our Principal

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Welcome to Your New Home

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Your Welcome to Scotland

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Your Cost of Living

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Your Guide to Our Heritage

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Academic Calendar

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Your RGU

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Your Application to RGU

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Your Career

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Your Student Visa

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On Your Doorstep

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Your Scholarships

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Your Aberdeen

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Your Entry Requirements

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On Your Calendar

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Your English Language Requirements and Assistance

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City Centre Map

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Your Pathway to RGU

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Your Campus, Garthdee

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Undergraduate Course Fees

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Your University

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Postgraduate Course Fees

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Your Student Life

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Research Course Fees

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Your Student Support

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Aberdeen on the Map

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Your Accommodation

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Contact Us

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Welcome Studying at a university is an adventure – an adventure of the mind and an adventure for life. It is where everyone can discover their potential, make lifelong friends and open up their minds to knowledge and ideas. All good universities, including Robert Gordon University (RGU), offer this. But RGU also offers more. We understand that those who come to study here want to pursue professional opportunities and also want to be fully equipped to help solve some of society’s most pressing problems. All over the world, RGU’s graduates play leading roles in areas such as healthcare, energy, architecture, management, law, social care, art – there is hardly a field of human endeavour in which they have not excelled. I am delighted to share with you that you will also be joining us at an exciting time, as in July 2017 RGU was 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. The prestigious TEF Gold rating has been awarded to RGU for its consistent delivery of education for its students, confirming it is of the highest quality found in the UK. I hope you will find this prospectus to be interesting and helpful and I look forward to seeing you some time soon on the RGU campus. Ferdinand von Prondzynski Principal and Vice Chancellor

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Your Welcome To Scotland Scotland has a global reputation as the small country with a spirit of its own. We are delighted that you are considering making Scotland your home for your studies and we extend the traditional Scottish (known as Gaelic) welcome to you - Fàilte gu Alba (Welcome to Scotland). YOU PROBABLY BENEFIT FROM SCOTLAND EVERYDAY When many people think of Scotland, the Loch Ness Monster and shortbread can spring to mind but did you know that many of today’s most commonly used things have roots in Scotland – this includes the telephone, television, the flushing toilet, banking’s automatic teller machines and pin numbers, MRI scanning, and even the first cloned mammal. YOU WILL BE IN GOOD COMPANY BY STUDYING HERE Did you know that Scotland has more world-class universities than any other country by head of population? We welcome over 25,000 European and 31,000 international students to study at our 19 universities and are proud to share that Scotland comes top in the UK for student satisfaction, and 8 out of 9 international students would recommend Scotland as a place to study. (Source: Universities Scotland) YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A WHOLE NEW WORLD IN ONE COUNTRY Although we are part of the UK, Scotland has its own language (Gaelic), its own national dress (the tartan kilt), its own national dish (Haggis) and, of course, our national drink – and one of our largest exports – whisky (which translates into Gaelic as ‘water of life’). Scotland also has numerous world class beaches, heritage sites, and celebrations which bring millions of visitors to our country each year.

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Statue of Robert Gordon

Your Guide to Our Heritage OUR MOTTO

WHO IS ROBERT GORDON?

The Robert Gordon University (RGU) motto is ‘OMNI NUNC ARTE MAGISTRA’, which can be interpreted as ‘Make the best of all your abilities’.

Our founder, Robert Gordon was born in 1668 in Aberdeen. He was a merchant trader and philanthropist who amassed his fortune trading from Danzig (Gdansk) in the Baltic. HISTORY GOING BACK 250 YEARS We have a heritage going back to 1729 when Robert Gordon founded a hospital in Aberdeen for boys from poor families. In 1881, the hospital was transformed into a school and learning institution. OUR COAT OF ARMS A coat of arms is a unique heraldic visual design on a shield, surcoat, or tabard. These designs may be inherited, meaning that they pass from a father to his children. Our coat of arms consists of three boars from the arms of the Gordon family and a castle from the arms of the city of Aberdeen. A black wavy band symbolises the rivers Dee and Don and the North Sea oil, and the heraldic symbols in the centre represent technology (a cog), learning (a flaming torch) and commerce (a gold coin).

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OUR TARTAN RGU has its own tartan with colours of royal blue, red, and gold. The tartan was designed by Michael King in 1997 and some students choose to wear the tartan as a kilt on their graduation day.

Gray’s School of Art 1885

Watch the history of RGU: www.rgu.ac.uk/about-rgu

Arched entrance to Robert Gordon Institute of Technology (RGIT) 1886

Garthdee House, the mansion purchased by Tom Scott Sutherland in 1953

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96.3%

Your RGU AMAZING GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RECORD Consistently a top-rated UK university for graduate employability

(Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017)

N0.1 IN SCOTLAND

for course satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2017)

A COSMOPOLITAN UNIVERSITY Cosmopolitan community with over 17,000 students from over 132 countries

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AWARDED A GOLD RATING the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Placing RGU in top 20% of the best universities in the UK

IN THE UK for Graduate Earnings (The Economist’s Department for Education, 2017)

RGU HAS AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION

“Studying at RGU has offered me an excellent opportunity to enhance and compliment my international business skills. I got a lot of help from the RGU Careers centre when I was looking or an internship in marketing to compliment my studies. I was worried as applying for a job is very different here than it is in China, however the staff at the centre helped me at every step of the way. I really like the people I have met here; everyone is so polite, friendly and welcoming. I really feel like I have settled in so well to life here.” Ming Mei Wang (China) MBA

for high-quality education (Sunday Times 2016)

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Your Career Our greatest commitment to all our students is to make you as employable as possible and we do that in several different ways. CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVED COURSES We are in the fortunate position of having excellent relationships with some of the world’s most well-known companies such as Accenture, BP, 3M and Shell to name a few. Through dialogue with these companies, we learn what the future needs are for their related industries so we are able to incorporate into our curriculum the knowledge and skills which are required by the next generation of professionals in these fields. We take our responsibility very seriously to provide industry with leaders for the future. ACADEMIC EXPERTS We are proud of our teaching staff; proud of their quality and academic achievements as well as the practical experience they have in their specialist subject area. Our professors, lecturers and tutors combine first-class qualifications with time spent in business or industry. Our team of academic practitioners offer real time insight from both worlds – the theoretical and practical – to help inspire you.

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HANDS-ON LEARNING At RGU we use an ‘applied’ teaching approach. As well as passing on to our students the necessary academic and theoretical understanding of their subjects, we try as far as possible to ensure there are practical elements also. These practical elements come in the form of industrial placements, internships, consultancy projects and voluntary opportunities. Whilst the vast majority of our undergraduate courses include a professional placement, almost all of our MSc courses will include the opportunity to do an academic or professional consultancy project in the form of a research project or dissertation. This is a great opportunity to develop your subject knowledge and also your professional links. OUR AFFILIATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL LINKS We offer a strong portfolio of high quality courses, working closely with industry and employers at every stage to prepare you for the professional world. Where possible, we seek accreditation for our courses by the relevant professional body to verify that they are of industry standard.

“During my placement, my colleagues were really helpful and friendly but the most important thing was that I gained experience in the food industry, especially in the department of new product development.” Ming Hei Sy (Hong Kong) BSc Nutrition


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• Weekly Workshops, topics include networking, presentation skills and interview preparation. www.rgu.ac.uk/careers ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT New students to RGU can benefit from the wealth of expertise and knowledge our alumni can offer. We have a worldwide community of over 85,000 alumni, many of whom remain engaged as part of the University family acting as mentors, advisors and often employers to current and graduating students. If you are joining as a postgraduate student, then you will have the opportunity to benefit from our mentoring programme which allows you to connect with, and gain advice from RGU alumni from a similar background or discipline. CAREER PLANNING

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY CENTRE

We know that planning for your career will have a big influence on which university you choose to continue your education. At RGU, we have a number of resources you can access to help with your career planning before you even set foot on campus.

The Careers and Employability Centre is here to support all students and alumni in finding both part-time work during their studies and a career after they complete their course. The Careers and Employability Centre is a free resource offering the following services: • CV and Application Forms Support • Interview Preparation • Part-time Work (Including part-time job fairs) • Careers Fairs • Employer On-Campus Presentations

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For more information about the exciting careers of our alumni, visit: www.linkedin.com/school/16875


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On Your Doorstep ABERDEEN AND ABERDEENSHIRE Aberdeen and the historic surrounding county of Aberdeenshire offer access to a huge range of outdoor pursuits. A place that is rich in culture, with a range of museums, art galleries, cinemas and concert venues, Aberdeen is ideal for culture and history enthusiasts. With over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, Aberdeenshire is unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.’ There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK, and you can discover 19 of the most famous and dramatic castles in Aberdeenshire on Scotland’s Castle Trail. For those who are fond of sand dunes and salty air, spectacular sandy beaches and stunning coastlines can be found along the Aberdeenshire coast, making it a mecca for surfers, kayakers, kite boarders and bird-watchers alike. With the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park right on our doorstep, there are plentiful opportunities for mountain biking, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding and white water rafting within easy reach of the city. Aberdeen has its very own snow-sports centre where you can ski and snowboard all year round and The Deeside Way also offers the chance to run, walk or cycle from the centre of Aberdeen to Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Your Aberdeen Set between the rivers Don and Dee in the North-East of Scotland, Aberdeen is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city with an international population. SCOTLAND’S THIRD BIGGEST CITY With a population of approximately 228,000, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city. THE GRANITE CITY Aberdeen is often referred to as ‘The Granite City’, and ‘The Silver City with the Golden Sands’ because most of its buildings are made of the local grey stone, granite, and the city has a long, sandy coastline.

2ND SAFEST CITY IN THE UK Named the 2nd safest city in the United Kingdom in The Alternative UK University City League Table 2017. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY Aberdeen is home to a diverse, multicultural population. There are places of worship for many different religions and a range of international services such as Halal butchers, Asian Supermarkets and Afro hair stylists; we’ve highlighted just a few of these on our city maps on page 22/23. BEST PLACE TO BE A STUDENT

ENERGY CAPITAL OF EUROPE With over four decades of oil and gas exploration, Aberdeen is recognised as the global hub for energy and innovation.

Aberdeen is one of the best places to be a student according to top student website www.accommodationforstudents.com.

Energy is a key driver of the local economy with up to 40,000 related jobs and over 1500 energy companies based in the city and surrounding area.

With over 25,000 students, you’ll be part of a lively, vibrant student-friendly city, with great shops, restaurants, international food stores, nightlife and live music.

CITY OF CULTURE

SUNNY SCOTLAND

Aberdeen has captivating museums, a fascinating history, a wealth of art and culture and a lively social scene. Visitors can relax in fantastic flowerfilled parks and gardens. It has some of the best golf courses in the UK.

Aberdeen is a coastal city, and is far milder than one might expect for its northern location. The East coast is the sunniest in Scotland, where sunshine hours average around 1,500 per year.

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International Market, Aberdeen

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WHISKY FESTIVAL

North Hop brings a host of unique events and festivals across Scotland, from craft beer festivals to pop-up gin tea parties, showcasing the best in Scottish drink, food and music.

Speyside’s distilleries, shops, pubs and villages welcome visitors with whisky tastings and tours, great food, ceilidhs and a variety of other entertainment.

GRANITE CITY COMIC CON

ABERDEEN UNIVERSITIES' BOAT RACE In Scotland’s equivalent of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, RGU goes head-to-head with the University of Aberdeen in the annual 3.5km race along the river Dee.

For all comic enthusiasts, the Granite City Comic Con is a must-see event, featuring special guests, cosplay, retailers and independent publishers.

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Aberdeen’s up-and-coming music festival, held at Hazlehead Park, has enjoyed previous headliners such as Example, Pendulum and Katy B.

JULY INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL Featuring diverse performances of music, theatre and dance from around the globe.

LOOK AGAIN FESTIVAL Showcasing the best in visual art and design that the North East of Scotland has to offer, Look Again encourages you to become a tourist in your own city and look at the spaces and places you know well - in a new and creative way.

GRANITE CITY CHALLENGE

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JUNE STONEHAVEN MIDSUMMER BEER HAPPENING The popular three-day celebration of craft brewing, along with the best in local food and music, is held in the town’s Baird Park and features over 120 beers on draught.

SPEYFEST This lively festival sees Speyside burst alive with three days of ‘Concerts, Ceilidhs and Stomps’.


NOVEMBER WINTER FESTIVAL A fun-packed programme of festive events that run from early November through to January. Events include fireworks displays, reindeer parade and Christmas light switch on.

SOUND FESTIVAL

AUGUST HIGHLAND GAMES Aberdeen and Shire host a number of iconic Highland Games. The fun-filled events feature games such as the Caber Toss and Tug O’ War.

BRAEMAR GATHERING The world-famous Braemar Gathering is held on the first Saturday in September and is attended by members of the Royal family.

The Sound Festival features concerts in multiple venues across the North East of Scotland, bringing together contemporary, classical, electroacoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

DECEMBER FUN FESTIVITIES Throughout December, the city is buzzing with seasonal activities from pantomimes and carol concerts to festive themed parties at the top student hangouts.

SEPTEMBER FRESHERS’ WEEK This is your chance to celebrate the start of the new academic year. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends through a range of fun activities.

OCTOBER DRACULA AT DRUM The ancient Drum Castle Tower is transformed into a giant cinema screen, to showcase cult classics. Viewers can bring their chairs (or coffins), warm capes and chattering fangs to join in with the spooky fun.

STONEHAVEN FIREBALLS An ancient custom held on Hogmanay, where a procession of 45 participants swing blazing balls of fire above their heads before throwing them into the harbour.

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Aberdeen Snowsports Centre Aberdeen Sports Village & Aquatic Centre Beach Leisure Centre Goals Soccer Centre Linx Ice Arena RGU Sport Transition Extreme

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Bon Accord Terrace Gardens Cruickshank Botanic Gardens Duthie Park & Winter Gardens Westburn Park


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Library The Sir Ian Wood Building The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment School of Engineering School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences School of Computing Science and Digital Media

School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Health Sciences School of Applied Social Studies RGU: SPORT Aberdeen Business School The Law School School of Creative and Cultural Business

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International College (ICRGU)


Your Campus, Garthdee Situated on the south side of the city, on the banks of the River Dee, the campus provides a recreational setting for students, staff and the local community. You can walk end-toend through tranquil woodland walkways in approximately 15 minutes. The Garthdee campus started life as home to Gray’s School of Art and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment. In 1998, its development began with the building of Aberdeen Business School (then known as the Faculty of Management), designed by renowned architect Norman Foster.

“The teaching and learning facilities at RGU are excellent. The staff are very friendly and the library at the Sir Ian Wood Building has the most superb view you could ever wish for.” Mohammad Fiqry Fadhil (Malaysia) MArch Architecture

The campus continued to grow with the addition of the Health and Social Care Building in 2002 (home to the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, and Applied Social Studies) and the £11million sports centre, RGU SPORT, in 2005. Since September 2013, all teaching has been centred at Garthdee and many of the University’s administrative departments and other support facilities are also there, including a nursery and medical practice.

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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE AND DIGITAL MEDIA SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND LIFE SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

THE SCOTT SUTHERLAND SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

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Catering Facilities

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Forensic Imaging Suite Microscopy Suite Food Handling and Preparation Labs Mac Suites Catering Facilities

STUDENT CENTRAL Student Help Point Careers and Employability Centre Study Support Wider Access and Outreach Counselling Support and Wellbeing Disability and Dyslexia Advice and Support International Student Advice, Visa and Immigration Centre ResLife

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ABERDEEN BUSINESS SCHOOL SCHOOL OF CREATIVE AND CULTURAL BUSINESS THE LAW SCHOOL

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TV and Radio Suite Fashion Place

Swimming Pool

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Your University Going to university is not just about getting a degree. There is an entire lifestyle that comes with being a student. Although studying is a big part of it, it is also about the overall experience; trying new things and making the most of the opportunities available to you.

School Officers: In each school, a separate representative is appointed to work with the management of the school. These students embody the partnership agreement by gathering feedback, raising it to higher levels, and then working on enhancement projects and research with the school and Union to make changes.

STUDENT UNION The Students’ Union, RGU:UNION, is run by students, for students and is all about making your experience the best it can be. Being a student gives you the opportunity to try any number of exciting new things, such as being part of a sports team or society, taking part in student activities or trips, volunteering, raising money for charity, or simply meeting new people! RGU:UNION also focuses on being the student voice to represent your wants and needs, through our Student Partnership Agreement. There are a number of partnership roles which are available to get involved in including: PARTNERSHIP ROLES Student Representatives: At the heart of student partnership is class representatives, who are elected from each course to share the views of their classmates. These students attend a number of meetings in their course, school and with the University and Union to raise concerns, find out about changes or developments, and work with staff to make improvements at RGU. 28

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International Representatives: The international reps are led by the RGU:Union Vice President (International) and work to raise feedback and undertake projects with the specific aim of improving the experience for international students at RGU. Equality Champions: These representatives work with elected officers at RGU:Union to raise the views and feedback for particular liberation groups such at woman, LGBT+, faith, disability and more. These students sit on Union and University equality communities and ensure that the activities of both organisations provide equal opportunities for all. Presidents and Vice Presidents: These are a number of different elected aid presidents and voluntary Vice Presidents who form the Student Executive Committee. Each student has a different remit they are responsible for from societies, sport, education and more. They work on projects to improve the student experience, run the union and make university better. So, with our full support, we guarantee you a fantastic student experience!

SOCIETIES We have a wide range of societies to suit everyone, from course-related ones to social societies such as gaming, film, music or photography as well as political and several faithbased groups too. Getting involved in societies is not only a lot of fun but it is great for your development and for your CV. The RGU:UNION team is here to help you with everything from financing to organising your social events! To find out more information, email: societies@rguunion.co.uk

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Arab Society, RGU Freshers Fair RGU Open Day

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RGU Open Day

“The creation and engagement of partnership agreements at RGU help to create effective bonds between students, staff and management at all levels which ensures collaboration, democracy, equality, mutual respect, and diversity. It is through this that students’ voices are valued, respected, sustained, and anticipated.”

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Your Student Life SPORT Sport is a key part of the student experience and enjoyment at University. You have the chance to get involved in any number of activities and sports, or even develop your own club! With over 30 different sports clubs it’s hard not to find something that suits you. RGU:SPORT has on-campus indoor facilities to support a range of sports such as badminton, water polo, basketball, indoor hockey and rock climbing to name but a few. We can also cater for a large range of outdoor activities, from football and rugby to rifle and snow sports – everyone is invited to have a go! What is more, if nothing takes your fancy, why not set something up and let us support you in creating it. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our students, we now have strong men and women’s Gaelic Football sides, the creation of cricket and cycling clubs, as well as our very own cheerleading squad. To find out more information, email: sport@rguunion.co.uk

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Your Student Support STUDENT HELP POINT We understand that starting at a new university can be a little overwhelming, so to make life a little easier, the Student Help Point is your ‘one-stop shop’ for all non-academic queries, support and advice. From travel to tuition fees, accommodation to application forms, finance to free time the Student Help Point can help, whether you are on campus or online. Located on Level 3 in the Health and Social Care Building, the Student Help Point offers the following information and services: CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY CENTRE The Careers and Employability Centre supports students and recent graduates to make informed decisions about their careers and assists them in achieving their employment goals. For more information, please refer to page 14 in the International Student Prospectus or visit www.rgu.ac.uk/careers

STUDENT IMMIGRATION TEAM The Student Immigration Team offers specialist immigration information, advice and guidance to current Robert Gordon University students, with specific expertise in Tier 4(General) student visas, Short-term Study visas and options to remain in the UK to work after study. The team also:

• Exam preparation and revision • English language for non-native speakers • Time and project management

• Organises a ‘Meet and Greet’ service for new international and European students arriving at Aberdeen International Airport.

• Presenting written work

• Leads Welcome presentations in September and January for new international and European students.

We can arrange sessions for groups or work one-to-one depending on your individual needs. For many international students some of the Scottish teaching practices may be new to them, so we would highly encourage students to take advantage of this support if they feel it will help them. There is no additional cost for any of these services.

• Advises international students on replacing or renewing your Passport, Visa or Biometric Residence Permit. • Provides information regarding deferring, changing or suspending your course. • Delivers workshops on extending/renewing your Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. www.rgu.ac.uk/immigration or email isa@rgu.ac.uk

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The Study Skills and Access Unit can provide you with advice and support on a range of study skills, including:

• Presentation skills

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• Tackling coursework assignments


DISABILITY AND DYSLEXIA SUPPORT The Disability and Dyslexia Centre exists to advance an equal and accessible learning environment within the University. We have many years’ experience of supporting students with dyslexia, sensory and mobility impairments, mental health difficulties, medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders and temporary impairments, such as broken limbs. The team at the Disability and Dyslexia Centre can provide you with information and advice to support you in your studies through supporting students’ access to the learning environment and by working with staff to bring about appropriate solutions. Information on all of the above Support Services can be found on our website www.rgu.ac.uk/studentsupport CONFIDENTIALITY We provide a confidential and non-judgemental service to all our students, applicants and enquirers. Please remember, the more information about your needs you can share with us, the more help and support we can potentially offer you, and often the earlier you do this, the better. Please don’t hesitate to share information you feel is relevant for us to know, even as early as at the application stage. It will not affect your chance of admission, but will make sure that we offer you all the relevant help we can once you arrive at RGU. Any information that you provide us will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

“The best part about being a student at RGU is meeting people of different nationalities and learning about their culture. The incredible support available for international students to help them adapt and study in RGU includes VISA services, meet and greet services, student help point and friendly lecturers that are always happy to help.” Benneth Nnadi (Nigeria) MPharm Pharmacy INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROSPECTUS

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Your Accommodation

Living in university accommodation is a great way to live independently yet easily make new friends. It is ideal for students living away from home for the first time, or who are new to Aberdeen. If you would like to get a better idea of what each of these accommodation facilities look like, you can take a Virtual Tour on our website

www.rgu.ac.uk/virtual-tour-accommodation

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Location

Room Types

Example weekly price

Woolmanhill Flats

City Centre, 20 mins to Garthdee campus by bus 1 or 2

600 standard rooms, 136 ensuite rooms

£103 (standard room)/ £125 (en-suite)

Crathie Student Village

Holburn Street

96 ensuite rooms

£149 (en-suite)

8 x 1 bedroom self-contained flats

£100 (double/twin)/ £200 (single)

15 mins walk from Garthdee Campus and Union Street Craigievar Development*

Craigievar Crescent, Garthdee, 10 mins walk to Garthdee campus

*Utilities are not included in the rent for this property

Ramsay Development

Ramsay Gardens, 5 mins walk from Garthdee Campus

28 ensuite rooms

£156 (en-suite)

Garthdee Towers

Garthdee – in close proximity to our Garthdee campus

49 rooms have ensuite shower and sink with shared toilet facilities

£107-£115 (en-suite)

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Welcome to Your New Home Our RGU:ResLife team is here to support our students’ time in student accommodation and beyond - with Residence Assistants (RAs) providing out-of-hours care and a community team helping residents to integrate socially. ResLife hosts a variety of events both on and off campus, catering to all needs and interests. From activity events such as Ceilidhs, bowling nights and ice skating to spectator events like Aberdeen Football Club matches, Scottish National League Ice Hockey games and nights at the cinema. For more information, visit the ResLife Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/rgureslife

“This city is good, organised and convenient. We can find almost all information from the internet. For example, bus schedule, gym, library, restaurant online booking. Therefore, it is easy to check and plan for our schedule. And every shop accepts debit/credit cards. Life is easy, with no traffic jams and no crowds like in Bangkok”. Boworachat Chaiyupatump, (Thailand) MSc Energy Management

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Your Costs of Living To plan your living costs, try using the handy student calculator at www.studentcalculator.org.uk which can help you balance your budget. With your National Union of Students (NUS) card, you will benefit from the various student discounts and offers in many shops, cafes, restaurants and cinemas.

RGU SPORT £14 to £20 per month

CINEMA TICKET £6 to £8

EATING OUT £7 to £15

For detailed breakdown of estimated cost of living in Aberdeen, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/costofliving For visa purposes students are asked by the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) section to show the equivalent funds in their bank account of £1,015 maintenance for every month of studying, (for a 12 month course this would be a minimum of £9,135): PLUS the full amount of their course fee in their bank account for a period of 28 days. For the most up to date information about cost of living and your visa, please visit www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa

TRANSPORT Bus Fare £3.50 per day / £15 per week

BOOKS STATIONERY, PHOTOCOPYING £25 to £45 per month

SHOPPING 1 kg Bag of Rice £1.50

ACCOMMODATION £95 to £160 per week

LOAF OF BREAD MOBILE PHONE £10 to £40 per month

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Academic Calendar 2018-2019 SEPT

APR

Induction/Freshers Week

Monday 10 September

Student April Break

Start of First Semester

Monday 10 September

End of Second Semester Teaching

First week of formal teaching

Monday 17 September

Reading Week

OCT Assessment Boards (postgraduate)

Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November

Wednesday 7 November

Monday 12 - Friday 19 November

Last Date of Notification of Assessment Results from October/November Assessment Boards to Academic Administration

Graduation Award Ceremonies

Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December

End of First Semester Teaching

Friday 7 December

First Semester Assessments

Monday 10 - Friday 21 December

Student Christmas/New Year Break

Monday 24 - Monday 28 January

Monday 18 February

Friday 13 May Monday 20 - Friday 24 May

Marking

Monday 20 - Friday 31 May

Start of Third Semester (where applicable)

Monday 27 May

JUN Assessment Boards (Graduating Cohorts)

Monday 3 - Friday 7 June

Assessment Boards (Continuing Cohorts)

Monday 10 - Thursday 13 June

End of Second Semester for Final Year Honours Student (or equivalent) Last Date of Notification of Assessment Results to Academic Administration

Graduation Award Ceremonies Monday 28 January

FEB Monday 4 - Monday 18 February

Saturday 4 - Saturday 18 May

Thursday 13 June Monday 17 June

JUL

JAN 2019 Start of Second Semester

Monday 29 April - Friday 3 May

Post Assessment Break

Reading Week

DEC

Friday 26 April

MAY Second Semester Assessments End of Second Semester for all Students except Final Year Honours Students (or equivalent)

NOV

Monday 1 - Friday 5 April

Assessment Boards (postgraduate) Last Date of Notification of (provisional) Assessment Results from First Semester to Academic Administration

Tuesday 9 - Friday 12 July

AUG Re-sit Assessments (undergraduate and postgraduate) Post-Assessment Break / Marking Re-sit Assessment Boards

Saturday 3 - Saturday 17 August Monday 19 - Friday 23 August Monday 26 - Friday 30 August

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Your Application To RGU Applying to Robert Gordon University is a very simple process. Once we receive your application, we aim to keep you updated on the status of your application, and have a decision to you promptly. UNDERGRADUATE (BACHELORS) COURSES To apply to an undergraduate course you can either use the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) or submit your application directly to RGU. When applying on UCAS you need to quote our institution code name RGU and code number R36. If you are only applying to RGU for your undergraduate study you can submit a direct application. To do this, you can use the services of one our trusted representatives in your home country, or you can contact the UG Admissions team to receive an application form. POSTGRADUATE (MASTERS) COURSES For postgraduate entry to the University you can either apply through one of our international agents or apply directly to us. For more information and to apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate course, please visit, www.rgu.ac.uk/international-students/how-to-apply

RESEARCH (PHD) COURSES For Research entry to the University you can either apply through one of our international agents or apply directly to us. For more information and to apply please visit, www.rgu.ac.uk/research APPLYING THROUGH AN AGENT International students can get support from our network of international agents located around the world. For more information on how to locate your nearest RGU Representative, please visit, www.rgu.ac.uk/inyourcountry DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY • Personal Statement (why you would like to be considered for the course) • Curriculum Vitae (CV), résumé (if applicable) • Copies of English language certificates (RGU accept alternative English language qualifications, please visit: www.rgu.ac.uk/english) • Copies of Senior/High School certificates • Copies of university certificates and transcripts • Ideally two reference letters • Certified translated documents (if they are not in English) • A copy of your passport details page/s

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Your Student Visa International students coming to study at RGU or any other UK institution may require a student visa. The most up-to-date information about the student visa process is given by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) at www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

RGU is a licensed Tier 4 sponsor under the UK Points Based System for migration. This means that we are able to welcome international students from all over the world to study on our campus. The Student Immigration Team at RGU specialises in student immigration to the UK and can help you throughout the process. If you are well prepared you should find the application process straightforward and relatively quick. To help you understand better the various stages of applying for your Tier 4 Student Visa, and the supporting documents this will require, we have created a series of helpful guides on the visa process which you can access from our website. These include information on:

YOUR VISA PROCESS • • • •

What is a CAS? Your CAS explained 2017-18 Tier 4 Visa Application Guide 2017-18 Tier 4 Visa Checklist 2017-18 RGU Intent to Study and UKVI Credibility Interviews 2017-18 • Visa Application Sample Government Sponsorship 2017 YOUR FINANCES • Financial Guide for All 2017 • Sample Company Sponsorship with Guidance 2017 • UKVI and Your Finances 2017-18

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Your Scholarships Thanks to our strong links with industry and the generosity of companies, RGU is able to offer a range of scholarships at undergraduate and postgraduate level across our portfolio of courses. SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS Every year RGU offers financial awards to students on a wide range of courses. Visit the website for more information on our current scholarships programme www.rgu.ac.uk/scholarships

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS RGU is proud of its association with the following Scholarship Programmes : Chevening Scholarships Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree and cover tuition fees and a contribution towards living costs. For more information, visit www.chevening.org British Council Scholarships The British Council has gathered information on hundreds of awards that are available to international students. For more information, visit www.britishcouncil.org

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships This scheme offers 100 awards to students applying from Canada, China, India, Pakistan and USA. The awards are open to students pursuing any taught degree at a Scottish university. For more information, visit www.scotland.org/saltire Commonwealth Scholarship Commission The role of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is to offer opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK and to identify UK citizens to study overseas. For more information, visit http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk

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Your Entry Requirement The following entry requirement is intended as a guideline for students applying to Robert Gordon University. If your particular qualification is not listed below, please refer to our website www.rgu.ac.uk/international Applicants who do not meet our direct entry requirement, may be able to undertake a suitable pathway programme at our International College Robert Gordon University (ICRGU). A small number of University postgraduate programmes do require a minimum of second class upper classification, or an equivalent. Please refer to the relevant course page on our website. Country Bangladesh

Undergraduate / Bachelors Students with High School Certificate (HSC) only will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU.

Postgraduate/ Masters Applicants with a 4-year Bachelor degree from BUET must have a minimum 55% GPA 2.67 (4 point scale); GPA 5 (7 point scale); or 6.0 GPA/ B/ ‘above average’ from CBCS 10 Point Scale. Applicants with a Bachelor degree of at least two years duration, followed by a Masters degree.

Brunei

Students with the Brunei/Cambridge GCE A level examinations or Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Educational Council (BDTVEC).

Applicants with a Bachelor degree from a recognised university.

Canada

Students with a High/Secondary School Diploma/Certificate with a minimum of 65% will be considered. There are slight variations by province/state so applications will be viewed on a case by case basis.

A 4 year Bachelors Degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4 will be considered for courses which require a 2.2 degree.

Students with the National Senior High School Graduation Examination (Hui Kao) with an average score of 65% or higher will be considered.

Applicants from a “211” or “985” University with an overall average of 65%.

China

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For courses which ask for a 2.1, 3.0/4.0 or better will be required.

Applicants from all other universities with a minimum 70% overall.


Egypt

Students with the Certificate of General Secondary Education will be considered for Year 1 entry. Students who have completed the Thanawiya Aamah will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU.

Ghana

Students with WAEC / WASSCE will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU.

Applicants with a 4-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of a second class lower classification with 60% or GPA 3.0/5.0, or Grade C.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree with a minimum of a second class lower classification with CGPA 2.51, or an equivalent. Applicants from KNUST must have a minimum 50% - 59% average or Grade C or classification “Good” minimum. Applicants from University of Ghana must have minimum 65% or Grade C+ or CGPA 2.51.

Hong Kong

Students with the HKALE with points 140 to 240 will be considered. Students with the HKDSE must have a minimum level 3 in 5 subjects.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree with a minimum of a second class lower classification or a minimum GPA 2.3 or C+ from an institution in Hong Kong.

Students with a Higher National Diploma or an Associate Degree will be considered for advanced entry to some undergraduate courses. India

Students with the Year 12 State Board High School Examination with a minimum of 65% overall will be considered. Students with West Bengal State Board Examination with a minimum of 55% overall will be considered.

A Bachelor degree with a minimum overall average of 55%; GPA 2.67 (4 point scale); GPA 5 (7 point scale); or 6.0 GPA/ B/ ‘above average’ from CBCS 10 Point Scale Applicants from the University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Chennai, University of Calcutta with a minimum overall average of 50%.

Indonesia

Students with the SMK / MA at 71 and above or ‘Baik’ rating will be considered.

Applicants with the Sarjana Terapan and Bachelor degree, also known as Sarjana or S1 will be considered.

Kenya

Students with KCSE/KNEC will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU

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Kuwait

Students with the General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al-A’ama) will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree at CGPA 2.33/4 or 58% or C+.

Students with the PAAET Certificate and Diploma may be considered for Year 1 or Year 2 entry depending on module match. Malaysia

Students with either the STPM or Diploma Year 1 will be considered. Students with the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level with a good pass level will be considered.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree with a 1st or 2nd class award or GPA 2.75/4.0.

Mexico

Students with Bachillerato or Prepa will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU.

Applications with a Titulo de Licenciado/Titulo Profesional de (+ subject) with a minimum of 7.

Nigeria

Students with WAEC / WASSCE will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU.

Applicants with a 4-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of a second class lower classification with CGPA 2.40, or an equivalent.

Applications will be considered from students with a HND. Oman

Students with General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama) above 60% will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU. Applicants with a Diploma of 2 or 3 years duration post high school, with a GPA of 2.3 / 4.0 or grade C+ may be considered for year 1 entry.

Applicants with a Bachelors Degree from a recognised institution with a CGPA 2.3/4.0 or grade C+.

Pakistan

Students who have completed a 2 or 3 year Bachelor degree with minimum score of 59.5% will be considered for year 1 entry.

Applicants with a 4-year Bachelor Degree from a University recognised by Pakistan Higher Education commission with the following CGPA : •4 Point Scale = GPA 2.5 or 60-69%. •5 Point Scale = GPA 3.5 or 60-69%. Students with a Masters degree must have a minimum 60% overall.

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Applicants with a 4 year Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 or 3.0/5.0.


Singapore

Students with the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Levels will be considered for entry.

Applicants with a 4-year Bachelor degree awarded by a public higher education institution (PHEI) or SIM University with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 or 3.0/5.0.

Thailand

Students with the Maw 6 or 50% and above will be considered.

Applicants with a 4-year Bachelor degree with a GPA 2.5 will be considered. Graduates from the following universities must have a minimum GPA 2.3: •Chulalongkorn University

•Thammasat University

•King Mongkut University

•Mahidol University

Uganda

Students with the UAEC, Grade B minimum, will be considered.

Applicants with 4-year Bachelor degree with a minimum of a second class lower classification with 50% or Grade B, or GPA 3.0.

UAE

Students with the General Secondary Education Certificate will be considered for entry through our International College, ICRGU.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree from a recognised institution with a minimum CGPA 2.3/4.0 or grade C+ may be considered.

Students with the Professional Secondary Certificate, Associate Degree and Technical Diploma will be considered for Year 1 entry. USA

High School Graduation Diploma with GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4 scale plus one of the following: New SAT I score of at least 1000 with at least 500 in each component, or

Bachelors Degree with a 2.8 GPA on a 4 point scale. First Professional Degree with a GPA of 2.8 on a 4 point scale.

ACT (American College Test) score with 24 or above, or 3 related Advanced Placements (APs) tests with grade 4 or above 3 SAT II with 500 each. Zimbabwe

Students with the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level, National Diploma or Certificate, will be considered.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution, with a minimum 60% or second class lower.

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Your English Language Requirements and Assistance English language is understandably an important part of studying at RGU. It is the key communication skill you will need whilst undertaking your course here and it also plays an important role in the admissions process and your visa application. EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH All applicants whose first language is not from a recognised English speaking country will be asked to provide evidence of their English language skills as part of their offer to study at RGU. SECURE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS We accept a range of English qualifications as an indicator of English language ability. These include:

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Undergraduate Qualification

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Speaking

Listening

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162

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COUNTRY SPECIFIC ENGLISH QUALIFICATIONS

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH PROGRAMME

We also accept a number of country specific English language qualifications as evidence of your English ability. Country specific English qualifications currently accepted are:

At RGU we have summer Pre-Sessional English programmes (PSP) for students who have not reached the required level of English Language needed for their main course.

• West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) with English at C6 or above

The syllabus combines grammar, writing, reading, communication and listening skills as well as developing your knowledge of UK culture which will enable you to settle into living in the UK a lot more easily.

• Nigerian Examinations Council (NECO) with English at C6 or above • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with English at Grade C or above

Example Programme Dates and Fees

• Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with English at Grade C6 or above • CISCE Indian School Certificate (Year 12) with English at 65% of above • Hong Kong HKALE AS Level English at Grade E or above or HKDSE English Language at Grade 4 or above • MUET - Malaysian University Entrance Test - Band 4 • Cambridge English GCE O level at Grade C from:

Singapore (1128)

Mauritius (1125/1126)

Brunei (1120)

Malaysia SPM 1119 - Grade C

All other countries, Syllabus 1123

* These are updated regularly so please check our website for the most current list, www.rgu.ac.uk/english RGU ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST For students who hold a conditional offer from Robert Gordon University, based on meeting English language requirements of the course they hope to study and who do not have an up to date Secure English Language Test (SELT), there is possibility of sitting the RGU English Language Proficiency Test. To find out locations of this test, dates and more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/elpt

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Your Pathway To RGU Alternative pathways to Robert Gordon University degrees are available at our embedded International College (ICRGU). Studying at the International College at Robert Gordon University; • Study in the heart of the RGU Riverside Campus • Have access to all university facilities from day one • One student visa for the duration of your studies, covering both ICRGU and your studies at RGU • Smaller classes with additional support • ICRGU and RGU designed modules • Guaranteed progression to your programme* • Pre-sessional English is available prior to all academic intakes ICRGU offers access to pathways in the following subject areas: UNDERGRADUATE (UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION) • Pharmacy (MPharm)

UNDERGRADUATE (FIRST YEAR DEGREE – YOUR DEGREE LEVEL STUDIES COMMENCE AT ICRGU) • Architecture (MArch) • Art and Design • Built Environment • Business, Accounting and Management • Communication, Marketing and Media • Computing Science and Digital Media • Engineering • Health and Life Sciences POSTGRADUATE (10 WEEK PRE-MASTERS) • • • • • •

Accounting Business and Management Communication, Marketing and Media Built Environment Computing Law (Foundation and pre-masters are in addition to standard course length)

For more information regarding the pathways available, entry criteria and course fees please contact: Web www.rgu.ac.uk/icrgu Email info@ic.rgu.ac.uk Phone +44 (0)1224 263570

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Undergraduate Course Fees 2018/19 Course

Fees per year £

Aberdeen Business School

Course

Fees per year £

School of Computing Science and Digital Media

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

12,360

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

13,270

BA (Hons) International Business Management

12,360

13,270

BA (Hons) Management

12,360

BSc (Hons) Digital Media (Design, Production and Development)

BA (Hons) Management with Human Resource Management

12,360

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

13,270

BA (Hons) Management with Marketing

12,360

School of Creative and Cultural Business BA (Hons) Public Relations

12,360

BA (Hons) Fashion Management

12,360

BA (Hons) Events Management

12,360

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management

12,360

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

12,360

BA (Hons) Journalism

12,360

BA (Hons) Media

12,360

The Law School BA (Hons) Law and Management

12,360

LLB Law

12,360

LLB Law (online)

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School of Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

15,760

BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

15,760

BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical and Offshore Engineering

15,760

BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering

15,760

Gray’s School of Art BA (Hons) Commercial Photography

12,360

BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design

12,360

BA (Hons) Painting

12,360

BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

12,360

BA (Hons) Communication Design

12,360

BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice

12,360


Course

Fees per year £

Fees per year £

Course

Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment

School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

13,270

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

13,270

MArch Architecture

13,270

BSc (Hons) Biosciences and Biomedical Science

13,270

BSc (Hons) Surveying

13,270

BSc (Hons) Forensic and Analytical Science

13,270

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

13,270

BSc (Hons) Nutrition

13,270

BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics

13,270

MPharm Pharmacy

14,360

School of Applied Social Studies BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies

12,360

BA (Hons) Social Work

13,270

School of Health Sciences BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

13,270

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

13,270

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

13,270

BSc (Hons) Applied Sports and Exercise Science

13,270 Per year fee at the point of entry will be charged for each year of study. This will not increase over the course of your studies.

School of Nursing and Midwifery BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

13,270

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

13,270

*Please refer to our website for up to date information www.rgu.ac.uk/international/fees-costs-and-funding

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Postgraduate Course Fees 2018/19 Course

International full-time fees £

(ODL) fees £

Aberdeen Business School

Course

International full-time fees £

(ODL) fees £

The Law School LLM/MSc Construction Law and Arbitration

N/A

LLM/MSc Employment Law and Practice

N/A

8,500

LLM/MSc Oil and Gas Law

12,100

9,100

9,100

LLM Law (with Dispute Resolution/International Commercial Law/International Law/Energy Law)

12,100

9,100

12,100

9,100

PG Diploma Legal Practice

6,830

N/A

MSc International Business

12,100

9,100

School of Creative and Cultural Business

MSc Management

12,100

9,100

12,100

9,100

MBA Master of Business Administration

17,000

17,000

MSc Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

MBA Oil and Gas Management

17,000

17,000

MSc Fashion Management

12,100

N/A

MSc Project Management

12,100

9,100

MSc International Marketing Management

12,100

N/A

MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

12,100

9,100

MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management

12,100

N/A

MSc Quality Management

N/A

9,100

MSc Journalism

12,100

N/A

MSc Oil and Gas Finance

12,100

N/A

MSc Digital Marketing

12,100

N/A

Graduate Certificate Management Studies

N/A

5,150

MSc Information and Library Studies

12,100

9,100

Graduate Certificate Project Management

N/A

5,150

MSc Information Management

N/A

9,100

Graduate Certificate Information Studies (1 year)

N/A

9,100

Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management (1 year)

N/A

9,100

MSc Accounting and Finance

12,100

N/A

MSc Financial Management

12,100

N/A

MSc Oil and Gas Accounting

12,100

N/A

MSc Energy Management

12,100

N/A

N/A

MSc Human Resource Management

MSc Health, Safety and Risk Management

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11,880


Course

International full-time fees £

(ODL) fees £

School of Computing Science and Digital Media

International full-time fees £

(ODL) fees £

11,120

9,100

12,670 (per year)

N/A

N/A

11,020

MSc Applied Sports Performance Analysis

11,120

9,100

MSc Public Health and Health Promotion

10,800

11,020

16,970 (per year)

N/A

N/A

11,020

N/A

10,700

MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences DNA Analysis, Proteomics and Metabolomics

14,520

N/A

MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences Drug Analysis and Toxicology

14,520

N/A

MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences Environmental Analysis

14,520

N/A

MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences Oilfield Chemicals

14,520

N/A

MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences, Food Analysis, Authenticity and Safety

14,520

N/A

Course School of Applied Social Studies

MSc Computer Science

13,200

N/A

MSc Corporate Social Responsibility

MSc Cyber Security

13,200

N/A

MSc Social Work

MSc Data Science

13,200

N/A

MSc Applied Psychology

MSc Information Technology (with Business Intelligence/Cyber Security/ Network Management)

13,200

N/A

MSc IT for the Oil and Gas Industry

13,200

N/A

School of Health Sciences

MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

School of Engineering MSc Asset Integrity Management

N/A

16,780

School of Nursing and Midwifery

MSc Drilling and Well Engineering

16,780

16,780

N/A

16,780

MSc Advancing Nursing Practice (Leadership Route)

MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

16,780

16,780

MSc Petroleum Production Engineering

16,780

16,780

MSc Subsea Engineering

16,780

16,780

MSc Oil and Gas Innovation

17,895

N/A

MSc Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering

Gray’s School of Art MA Communication Design

13,200

N/A

MA Curatorial Studies

13,200

N/A

MA Fashion & Textiles

13,200

N/A

MA Fine Art

13,200

N/A

MA Jewellery

13,200

N/A

MA Product Design

13,200

N/A

School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment MSc Construction Project Management

12,100

MSc Commercial Practice for the Energy Sector

N/A

MArch Architecture (Part 2)

13,270 (per year)

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Research Course Fees Postgraduate Research International Part-time fees £ per year

International Full-time fees £ per year

PhD Computing, Engineering, Pharmacy & Life Sciences, or Health

9,384

15,640

PhD Art/Design/Architecture/Construction/Surveying

8,352

13,920

PhD Aberdeen Business School Creative & Cultural Business, or Law

7,956

13,260

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)

6,242

12,500

Doctorate in Information Sciences (DInfSc)

5,250

10,510

Doctorate in Engineering (EngD)

7,806

13,010

Doctorate in Physiotherapy (DPT)

7,540

16,970

Research in Business, Management and Accounting (MRes/MPhil/PhD)

8,196

13,660

Research in Information, Communication & Media

8,196

13,660

Research in Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences

9,384

15,640

Law

8,196

13,660

Social Work and Social Sciences

9,384

15,640

Course

*Fees listed on this page are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information please refer to www.rgu.ac.uk/research INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROSPECTUS

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Aberdeen on the Map

1.5 HOURS from London

2 HOURS from Paris

7.5 HOURS from New York

9.5 HOURS from Lagos

Aberdeen

10.5 HOURS

Beijing

Paris

from Beijing

12 HOURS

Mumbai

from Mumbai

12.5 HOURS from Sao Paulo

Lagos

Mumbai Singapore

Sao Paulo Flight travel times indicated is an approximate only and will vary depending on airlines

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13.5 HOURS from Singapore

23 HOURS from Sydney

Sydney


BY AIR Aberdeen Airport is seven miles north of the city centre. There is a regular bus service from the airport to the city centre. Several airlines operate direct scheduled flights to Aberdeen, from UK and European airports. You can check flight timetables and live departures at: www.aberdeenairport.com

BY RAIL There are regular rail services from Aberdeen to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Newcastle, York, London Kings Cross and most mainline stations in the UK. There is also a nightly Caledonian Sleeper train service from Aberdeen to London Euston. www.nationalrail.co.uk www.sleeper.scot

Once in the city, there is a frequent local bus that connects the city centre, our student accommodation and the campus. https://uk.megabus.com www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx www.firstgroup.com/aberdeen

2.15 HOURS

7.5 HOURS from London

Aberdeen

BY ROAD Aberdeen is serviced by several bus and coach companies which make it easy to travel to Aberdeen by road from other major UK cities.

from Edinburgh

Edinburgh Glasgow

London

2.45 HOURS from Glasgow

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CONTACT US We visit countries around the world at various times of the year. We also provide opportunities for you to chat to us online. Our regular web chats make it easy for you to connect with us from your own home. To find out when we are next visiting your country or to take part on our regular web chats, please visit www.rgu.ac.uk/your-chance-to-meet-us INTERNATIONAL ENQUIRIES If you are from outwith the UK and are enquiring about a course at RGU, contact us: For students wishing to study full-time on-campus: Visit www.rgu.ac.uk/enquire-now Phone +44 (0) 1224 262726 Email enquiries@rgu.ac.uk For students wishing to study by online distance learning: Visit www.rgu.ac.uk/enquire-now Phone +44 (0) 1224 262209 Email pgoffice@rgu.ac.uk

Read our student blog WordPress www.rgustudentblog.com

See our beautiful campus Instagram www.rgu.ac.uk/ instagram

Check out our pin boards Pinterest www.rgu.ac.uk/pinterest

Watch videos Youtube Youtube/ robertgordonuni

Join the conversation Twitter /robertgordonuni

Connect with your peers Facebook /international

Network and connect LinkedIn www.rgu.ac.uk/linkedin

Get the latest news RGU website www.rgu.ac.uk/news

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www.rgu.ac.uk/international

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RGU International Student Prospectus 2018