Computing: Research Degrees

Join an active and vibrant research community. If you undertake a research degree you will work alongside and be supported by experts in the field.

The School of Computing Science and Digital Media is focused on developing high quality research within the domain of Data Driven Innovation. This can be classified into four key areas: Big Data, Internet of Things, Security and Privacy and Computing Education. We aim to push the boundaries of theoretical and practical knowledge in Computing and offering novel thinking on how technology can enrich society and enable businesses to operate at the highest level.

Research and Teaching are inexorably linked and therefore we ensure that our high quality research is integrated within our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolios. This thereby allows those students to not only see the larger picture but also delve down into the science of novel knowledge creation. 

Current Research Degree Opportunities 

Before applying for any of the opportunities, please make sure that you meet the minimum entry requirements:Applying for a Research Degree

Should you require further clarification about a proposed research topic then do get in touch with the Academic proposing the project in question.

Additional information on what you will study, entry requirements and course fees:Computing Research

Additional information on research within the school:School of Computing Research

Further information regarding PhD topics on offer and what required from an application may be found on the Schools Website

Computing PhD Research Topics- RGU Computing Website

Learn more about the School of Computing Science and Digital Media on their Website

  1. Computing Research

    The School of Computing and Digital Media has a vibrant research community working on a variety of topics.

  2. Innovation Skills

    This workshop for current RGU Research Students is delivered by Professor Gordon McConnell and gives students a good grounding in innovation-related topics such as creativity, ideation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, technology commercialisation as well as key 21st century skills such as leadership and team development.

  • Design & Technology Research


    Our Design & Technology Research develops novel technologies highly relevant to industry and generates creative spaces for new forms of practice in Engineering, Environmental Science, Computing, Architecture & Built Environment and Art & Design.

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“The various experiences I gained from my studies at Robert Gordon University help me every day in my challenging role, and allow me to help today's industries to perform more proficiently and competitively at an international level.”

Francois Fournier School of Computing, Research in association with ODS-Petrodata

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    PhD student, Reginald Ankrah from Ghana, tells us about his studies at RGU and his industrial research with British Telecom

    Reginald Ankrah Computing Research (MRes/MPhil/PhD)