Research course

Design

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Design
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a a good 2:1 or 1st class honours degree, and a taught Masters in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We welcome enquiries from those who would like to carry out research in any aspect of design or in technology in education - 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 assessment in design and technology education
* reflexive drawing and the connection between representation and creativity
* social theory in a world of designed objects
* harnessing memes to disseminate design ideas

Design Star Centre for Doctoral Training

Goldsmiths is a member of the Design Star Centre for Doctoral Training, which brings the Department of Design together with other leading design departments at the University of Brighton; Loughborough University; The Open University; and the University of Reading.

It aims to develop future intellectual leadership in design: research leaders of the future who are equipped to make a difference to contemporary social concerns, knowledge production and creative practices. This requires an approach to research training that places diversity and interdisciplinarity at its core.

Design Star brings together world-class research in:

  • design for industry
  • interaction design
  • design process
  • communication design
  • sustainable design
  • design history
  • curation
  • creative practice

Its spread of design disciplines is linked by a common approach to design that encourages the integration of history, theory and engagement.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300