Research course

Design

Institution
Loughborough University · Loughborough Design School
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent in a relevant subject. A master's degree is usually preferred but is not essential.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Loughborough Design School has a strong, internationally recognised research community. We have a thriving PhD population of around 60 full time and part time UK, EU and international research students. With a PhD you will become an expert in your field. Successful PhD students typically go on to specialist positions in industry, a career in academia, work for consultancy companies, or set up their own businesses. We welcome all PhD and MPhil applications which are linked to the research interests of staff in the School.

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. This funding helps us undertake a number of research projects which aim to have a real impact on the world around us.

Some PhD projects are advertised by the School and University. In other cases, applicants develop their own ideas and propose these as a potential PhD or MPhil topic. In either case you will be supervised by staff who are internationally recognised as experts in their field. Most applicants do a PhD; however if you would rather do an MPhil, then we also offer these full-time or part-time.

You will be based within a specialist research group, and will have access to the world class facilities you need to complete your studies. The research groups provide an opportunity for students to share ideas with other students and staff working in similar areas, and obtain help and feedback as their projects progress.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Office
Email
Ds.PhD@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 222652