Research course

Arts and Architecture Research Division

University of Brighton · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

Two academic references. Proof of qualifications. For overseas students an English language qualification meeting the University's minimum requirements is also essential.

Months of entry


Course content

The university is widely recognised as one of the UK's leading institutions for design history and visual arts studies. The university's Design History Research Centre houses various archival collections of national and international significance including the Design Council Archives, the FHK Henrion Archive and Research Library and James Gardner Archive.

Department specialisms

History of Design and the Decorative Arts, Dress and Textile History; Art Theory and Practice, Early British Cinema and Documentary Film, Social and Political Theory.

Information for international students

Please contact the International Relations Office for any further information. Email Ms F Brown on

Fees and funding

Details will be advertised nationally when studentships become available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
18-36 months
part time
30-48 months

Course contact details

Prof Jonathan Woodham
01273 643085