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The Robert Gordon University

Business and Management

Garthdee Campus
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Rank: 83rd (UKEAS)

Location: Garthdee Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/10/01

Duration: 36 months

Has presessional course

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(Business and management studies)
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The Robert Gordon University evaluation:

Business and management studies evaluation:


Robert Gordon University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

A thriving research culture has developed within the topic of Business and Management with many papers being published in a range of journals. There are a number of challenging and thought-provoking research opportunities within the subject area for you to begin your research journey. Business and Management research opportunities: •Entrepreneurship and small business •Entrepreneurship and small business with a particular interest in family business and the creative sectors •Management, entrepreneurship, strategy, planning and policy processes and trends shaping the businesses environment•Sustainable development and the energy sector •Individual sustainable consumption•Corporate Level Decision Making•e-Commerce, e-Business and Information Security•Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies•Environmental Management and Policy•Green Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption•Growth, Development and Internationalisation of SMEs•Higher Education Management and Internationalisation•International Business and Cross-Cultural Management•Research in specific industries such as Telecommunications and•Oil and Gas/Energy•Social Entrepreneurship, Trust and Social Capital


Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are a first or upper second class honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom, or from an overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Master's degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no component lower than 5.5)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from around 130 countries to study at the university and there is plenty of help and advice on offer for them. This starts with assistance in applying to the university and country specific information to pre-arrival advice. Once in Aberdeen there is career advice services, visas and immigration information as well as courses to help those who don’t speak English as a first language. There is also help with accommodation issues and finding the right place to live during studies. The Student Association is responsible for the clubs and societies within the university and are based in a building near the Administrative Building in the city centre. There are some 40 different societies available as well as another 32 sports clubs. Student media includes a magazine published every two months, a radio station and a TV station operating via YouTube. Sports facilities on campus include a 25m pool, various gym facilities and a large sports halls. There are a variety of fitness classes and physiotherapy options available in addition to the sports clubs. The association is also responsible for organising the Freshers Fayre held every September, a great place for students to get a feel for the university and for what they want to do outside the classroom.

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