RGU - Scott Sutherland School (Architecture & Built Environment)

RGU - Scott Sutherland School (Architecture & Built Environment)

The Scott Sutherland School for Architecture and Built Environment

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment combines innovative thinking with new technologies and traditional practice across all aspects of building design and construction.

We pride ourselves in the development of innovative courses that address the future needs of practice and which challenge out-moded conventions.

This approach ensures a continual demand for its graduates across all sectors of the construction industry and built environment professions, locally, nationally and internationally.

We also form part of Robert Gordon University, the Best UK University for Employment* with an outstanding employment rate for our postgraduate students at 96%**.

Professionally Accredited Courses

Many of our courses are accredited by the key professional bodies. In many cases completion of these courses can offer you a route to Chartered or Registered status and may grant you exemption from certain professional examinations. This year we are celebrating our 100yrs of professional accreditations, you can read more about the schools history here.

Courses are accredited by some or all of the following professional bodies:

  • RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • ARB (Architects Registration Board)
  • RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
  • ABE (The Association of Building Engineers)
  • CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)

Our Postgraduate Course

We offer a number of professionally focused postgraduate courses in Architecture, Construction and Surveying. Many of our courses can be studied through flexible learning either full-time, part-time or online.

Visit our course pages to find out more:


Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment has an active and vibrant research community. If you undertake a research degree with us, you will work alongside, and be supported by, experienced researchers and academics.

Research within the school falls under the "Environments for People" theme with a focus on social, economic and physical resource sustainability and evaluation of the design of built environments in terms of their ability to meet the needs of people.

Find out more about our research here.

How to Apply

To find out more about our postgraduate courses you can visit our website.

Apply online or contact us for more details.

Tel: +44 (0) 1224 262209

*HESA 2012 **HESA 2010/11