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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 Arts MA
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