Research course

Design

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. We will also take any professional experience into account.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We provide a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community as demonstrated in our 100 percent score in the research environment category of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Our research students can benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary research environment, which attracts postgraduate researchers across a number of fields, and is further informed by collaborative exchanges with colleagues elsewhere in the University. This approach has attracted funding from major providers, including the UK Research Councils and institutions from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the arts, humanities, science and medicine.

Areas of expertise within design include: animation, design ethnography, design history and theory, design informativs, fashion, film and television, glass, graphic design, illustration, interior design, jewellery, performance costume, product design, screen studies (film and animation), silversmithing and textiles.

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
Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Office
Email
ecaresearchdegrees@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 5741