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Institute of Art and Design postgraduate and research study options

Our PhD programme allows you to engage in sustained and detailed study in a specific area, requiring you to make an original contribution to knowledge and become an expert in your field. You must also demonstrate a mastery of research methodology. 

A PhD offers many benefits including a route into an academic post or full-time researcher role, personal prestige and career enhancement for professionals.

It is also possible to take an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) which is a shorter version of a PhD and is awarded for research which demonstrates a command of existing knowledge within a specific discipline. It is possible to start an MPhil and then transfer to a PhD after one year if your supervisors agree. MPhils are assessed by viva voce examination.

Design Innovation MA/MSc
Design Management and Entrepreneurship MA
Design research degree MPhil/PhD
Digital Design MA
Fashion and Textiles MA
Fashion Management with Marketing MA
Fine Art MA
Interior Design MA


For information regarding postgraduate research contact Dr Beatriz Pichel, beatriz.pichel@dmu.ac.uk