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 and Management MA/MSc
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,