One full scholarship is available in the School of Design in 2023/24 for practice-based research. This scholarship is open to UK applicants and covers fees plus UKRI matched maintenance stipend for 3 years.
The School of Design invites applications from prospective postgraduate researchers who wish to commence study for a PhD in the academic year 2023/24 for the School of Design Doctoral Scholarship. The award is open to full-time or part-time candidates (UK only) who have been offered a place on a PhD degree at the School of Design.
This fully funded PhD place provides an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research on a practice-based research topic within Art and Design. We especially welcome applications that connect to the School’s strengths in research-led practice and align with one of these four research themes: Place-based and site responsive practice research, The archive as/in practice research, Contemporary painting as research, and Contemporary drawing as research.
In the School of Design, we bring together academic research, creativity and technology to provide innovative, people-centred responses to contemporary issues in art and design. We have excellent relationships with a range of industry and community partners. We invest in advanced technologies to ensure our research is world-leading and has real-world impact.
For those interested in engaging with immersive technologies, we offer standalone Android-based Virtual Reality headsets, enabling VR prototype testing and development of research and design projects. Other excellent research facilities include our eye-tracking measurement system including mobile glasses, which are used to understand how users interact with design. We also have EEG (electroencephalography) equipment to understand how users interact with the world. We have a lighting and colour lab with the latest colour measurement and communication tools to explore the role of colour in the design and retail industry and the effect of light on health and wellbeing.