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MPhil by Research (School of Creative and Cultural Business)

MPhil by Research (School of Creative and Cultural Business)

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Full time | Robert Gordon University | 18 months | OCT-23

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Full time


18 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cultural Studies Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

RGU is committed to high quality, interdisciplinary, and internationally recognised research that impacts real-world challenges. Our research degree titles reflect the broad expertise of our academic staff, with whom you can discuss how to shape these ideas into doctoral research that reflects your interests and ambitions.

A doctoral research project is a big commitment. However, you will be highly supported by our dedicated Graduate School, with subject expertise from your supervisory team, and by a welcoming international community of over 300 doctoral students.

This course covers the following research topics:

  • A picture is worth 1000 - words, curation storytelling using community film and photographic archives
  • Bookshops and urban regeneration – revitalising the vibrant high street
  • Decision Quality as a Determinant to Export Performance
  • Hidden and Forbidden - Empiricizing Dark Knowledge
  • Information Extraction and Disambiguation of Social Media Texts
  • Instagram as a source of fashion information and community engagement
  • Scottish newspaper coverage of domestic abuse from the 1970s to the present day
  • Six degrees of social distancing - The impact of COVID-19 on public attitudes to welfare in Scotland
  • Supporting Sustainability in Creative Industries’ SMEs

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Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are a Master's degree or first or upper second class honours degree in the relevant subject discipline from a UK or 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.