Research course

Creative and Digital Industries Research Degrees

Southampton Solent University · Creative and Digital Industries Research and Innovation Hub

Entry requirements

After gaining initial information, advice and guidance from our website, prospective postgraduate applicants are invited to make contact with the relevant hub's postgraduate research coordinator to discuss their proposed application in more detail. Students are only admitted if they are suitably qualified and their proposed programme of study can be supported by the hub. This means we can ensure there is a suitably qualified and experienced supervisory team, and that you'll have access to specialist facilities and information resources, as appropriate. The ethical implications of the proposed study are also considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Solent has a strong record of research and innovation in the creative industries. The creative and digital industries hub is a focus for excellence in the fields of visual art, visual design, cultural memory, interactive media, fashion, screen media, creativity and communications.

Accessible academic expertise in visual culture, cultural studies, design, cloud-computing, marketing, e-learning and performance measurement are vital for the creative and digital industries hub's success.

The hub forms part of a network that facilitates the cross-pollination of ideas and approaches, naturally cultivating an atmosphere of openness to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and transparency.

Department specialisms

Art and design, Broadcast media, Communication and creativity, Contemporary music, Creative writing, Cultural studies, Design history, Fashion, Fashion accessories, Fashion styling, Film and television, Fine art, History of art, Interactive digital media, Journalism, Literature, Material aesthetics, Music, Photography Popular music history, Popular music in education, Sonic/visual arts and experimental music, Styling, Textiles, Visual arts

Information for international students

If you're an international student you're required to provide proof of your right to study in the UK. Our specialist international support team in the Student Hub is dedicated to supporting international students and can provide advice and support on student visas and Tier 4 student visa applications.

Fees and funding

UK students
please contact the university
International students
please contact the university

Our graduate studies team can provide advice and support if you're considering or preparing an application on non-academic matters such as student finance or tuition fees. They can also provide advice on the admissions process and timescales, and assist you with registering with the University once your application has been successful.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

PGR Support Officer
023 8201 3577