Further And Higher Education

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North East Scotland College

North East Scotland College is one of Scotland's largest further education colleges and has several campuses in Aberdeen. It offers a wide variety of part-time and full-time courses leading to several different qualifications.

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Robert Gordon University

The original college was opened in 1750 by Robert Gordon, the philanthropist, to educate the sons of the city's tradesmen. The name Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology (RGIT) was adopted in 1965 to reflect the continuing advancement in the level of the teaching work. In 1992 RGIT was awarded university status and became Robert Gordon University.

Art & Architecture Schools

Grays School of Art, part of Robert Gordon University, was founded in 1886 and is one of the oldest art colleges in the UK. It is situated on the beautiful grounds of the University's Garthdee campus on the edge of the city.

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment is also situated on the Garthdee campus of Robert Gordon University. The School has a student-led lecture society and sponsored lecture series called 5710, which invites high-profile speakers involved in architecture worldwide - creating a unique link between architectural practice and architectural education


SRUC based in Craibstone, Aberdeen deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy.

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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, consistently offering life-changing opportunities for all students since 1495. Associated with five Nobel Prize winners, it has a proud heritage in research and teaching combined with a modern outlook. Ranked among the top 1% of the world’s universities, the University’s knowledge and experience drives it to the cutting edge of learning excellence, delivered in modern facilities in the wonderful city of Aberdeen.