Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Through its research, CSAD aims to generate new knowledge and understanding of art and design, and to contribute to the creative industries, the cultural sector, manufacturing, the professions and the community. Furthermore, the School is a founding member of the Wales Institute of Research in Art and Design (WIRAD), allowing the research experience of its students and supervisors to be enhanced through cross-School collaboration and exchange.

CSAD provides opportunities to undertake supervised research that lead to the awards of Master of Philosophy (MPhil; 1-2 years full-time, 2-5 years part-time) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; 3-4 years full time, 4-7 years part time). The awards of MPhil and PhD are achieved through a sustained piece of original investigative research leading to a thesis which can be theoretical or practice-based. The School welcomes research degree applications in the following fields: art, design, design technologies, and the history and theory of art and design. It is also keen to promote interdisciplinary research between art and design and other fields of practice or enquiry.

Department specialisms

Advanced Prototype Research; Art; Art History; Ceramics; Creative Digital Technology; Creative Teaching; Ecological Building Practices; Embodied Interaction; Fine Art; Science. Sensory Design Theory and Philosophy

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36-108 months

Course contact details

Dr Stephen Thompson