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Doctorate Design degrees

12 universities in the UK offer 17 postgraduate doctorate design degrees.

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Design PhD

Design PhD

This course provide a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community. Our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary research environment,...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2098 per year (UK/EU)

Design PhD

Design PhD

In this course we discover and develop new concepts and ideas in areas related to design, ergonomics and human factors. Annually we attract over £4million in funding from external investors and businesses. ...Read more
(4.6)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Design PhD

Design PhD

Researchers in the School of Architecture & Design contribute to an interdisciplinary community working to advance architectural knowledge and to address the emerging issues facing professionals in the sector. ...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4600 per year (UK/EU)
  • 8 years Part time degree: £2300 per year (UK/EU)

Design PhD

Design PhD

This research cluster reflects a well established synergy of research interests, and encourages new research relationships and directions, including a focus on: Design management; Design strategy; Design...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £2065 per year (UK/EU)

Design PhD

Design PhD

A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2097 per year (UK/EU)

Doctor of Design (DDes)

Doctor of Design (DDes)

This Professional Doctorate is delivered through a series of key workshops associated with each module. This research degree addresses a broad range of subjects representing cutting edge design investigation...Read more
(4.4)
  • 8 years Part time degree
Modules
  • Module one: Research proposal and project plan (20 Credits)
  • Module five: Thesis / Report and critical reflection (120 Credits)
  • Module two: Literature review and conceptual framework (100 Credits)
  • Module three: Research project one (60 Credits)
  • Module four: Research project two (60 Credits)
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Design Professional Doctorate

Design Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate is a research degree programme, designed around the concept of change agency, and is intended for professionals who wish to make a step-change in the way their organization operates. ...Read more
(4.6)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £3000 per year (UK/EU)

Design Integrated PhD

Design Integrated PhD

The Integrated PhD combines PhD research with a programme of structured research, professional and subject training. The programme typically takes 4 years (compared to 3 years for a non-integrated PhD programme). ...Read more
(3.9)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £9000 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £9000 per year (UK/EU)

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing PhD

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing PhD

Research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2097 per year (UK/EU)

Design PhD

Design PhD

In this course, Current studies include eco-design and forecasting trends, the design of multi-sensory retail environments, curriculum development in design, the role of awkward space in cities, pupil...Read more
(4.1)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2097.5 per year (UK/EU)

Interior Design PhD

Interior Design PhD

This PhD Interior Design programme is pedagogically configured to help researchers impact at local, national and international levels, working at the intersection of conceptual and applied research. ...Read more
  • 3 years Full time degree: £9500 per year (UK/EU)

Design Technology PhD

Design Technology PhD

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences at Staffordshire University offers a variety of Postgraduate Research Awards – PhD and MPhil. PhD and MPhil awards may be studied in full-time or part-time...Read more
(4.4)
  • 36 months Full time degree
  • 72 months Part time degree

Design PhD

Design PhD

LICA offers the opportunity to undertake research that integrates creative practice with theoretical or historical study, as well as offering more traditional research programmes assessed by thesis only. ...Read more
(4.3)
  • 4 years Full time degree
  • 7 years Part time degree

Graphic Design and Typography PhD

Graphic Design and Typography PhD

Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in the area of graphic design and typography, supported by the expertise of our staff. At Cambridge School of Art, you’ll be part...Read more
(3.6)
  • 5 years Full time degree: £4500 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2650 per year (UK/EU)

Design Products PhD

Design Products PhD

Most research in this programme, both by staff and students is practice-led. All research students attend the cross-college Research Methods Course in their first year. This is supplemented by research...Read more
  • 4 years Full time degree: £9000 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £9000 per year (UK/EU)

Art and Design PhD

Art and Design PhD

The programme commences with two simultaneous tasks. A short course (Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods) that builds up your knowledge and skills concerning the nature and practicalities of academic research. ...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4000 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £4000 per year (UK/EU)

HighWire PhD

HighWire PhD

HighWire is a world-class, cross-disciplinary and user centric Centre for Doctoral Training which brings together Lancaster’s extensive expertise in Computing, Design and Management. ...Read more
(4.3)
  • 48 months Full time degree
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