The focus at Robert Gordon University is on applied research. An integral part of our purpose is to build a research base of staff and students who undertake highly relevant leading-edge research that advances knowledge and provides tangible benefits to the wider economy and society.

RGU has world class researchers in allied health professions, computer science, engineering, architecture, accounting and finance, business and management, library and information management, and art and design.


Providing the focus for delivery of research and knowledge transfer and to further develop the excellent research that was identified in REF2014.

The University hosts a supportive research community based in its eleven schools, providing an environment conducive to high quality student experience and achievement.

Study for a Research Degree

Graduate School

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Information about how to become a research student at RGU.