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.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to carry out research in any aspect of design or in technology in education.

Current studies include:

  • Empirical Speculation and Prototyping Futures in the Refugee Crisis
  • The Housing Database Made Visible: Regenerative politics, participation and design
  • Re-scripting Organisations: Inventing the designer-in-residence
  • Curating Issues of Concern: Mediating critically engaged design
  • Making Algorithms Public: Rendering visible the operations and politics of algorithmic systems
  • Space for Boundary – Space as Place: An investigation into the design of architectural boundaries in residential mass housing, in the context of urban sustainability
  • Re-doing Patient Experience Through Design-led Research: Considering the multiplicity and ontological politics of multiple sclerosis
  • Designing the Future? How can speculation play a role in improving foresight for science and technology policymaking?
  • Making Home: Agency, precarity and the internet of things
  • Designing for Ambivalence: A designer’s exploration of the competing discourses offered by smartphones to mothers and their young children
  • Controlled Prototyping Environments: Reconceptualising location through participatory and embodied design practice
  • What's Happening? Explorations in the strategising and unfolding of free-form design events

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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