Named after the 17th century businessman and philanthropist, Robert Gordon University (RGU) aims to provide accessible education and enhanced opportunities to everyone across society. Today, this Scottish institution offers a wide range of courses across its 11 schools including online degrees as well as traditional taught courses in diverse subjects as Design, Management, Biomedical sciences, Architecture, and Engineering. In fact, it ranks 1st in the UK for food sciences and graduate prospects in pharmacy and pharmacology (The Times Good University Guide, 2018) and 1st for teaching quality in Architecture (The Times Good University Guide, 2018). Additionally, most of RGU’s undergraduate and graduate courses, such as the RIBA and ARB accredited Master of Architecture, carry professional accreditation from various bodies and combine theory with practical applications offering students a competitive edge in the job market.

As part of the University of London, Goldsmiths University is best known for its arts and social science programs. The university offers a wide array of courses, many of which are ranked in the world’s elite subject areas including Anthropology, Art and Design, Communication & Media Studies, English Literature, History, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Sociology. The programs come with a creative twist meant to challenge and build on traditional academic approaches. With its 3rd place rank in effective teaching among UK universities (Guardian League Tables 2017), Goldsmiths University provides a stimulating and student-centered environment distinguished for its nurturing community and innovative programs.