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Art, Design and Performance PhD

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

If you're looking to take your skills in art and design into postgraduate research, our research degree programmes can help you achieve your ambitions.

Within the School of Art, Design & Performance, our research explores visual and material culture, graphic and communication design, illustration and the art of the book, fashion & textiles, photography and the history and theory of art and design – and focuses on the role of art and design in social, cultural and historical contexts.

Our PhD supervisors come from practical and theoretical backgrounds and are well positioned to support you in various research programmes or PhD practice.

We encourage qualitative and practice-led research, using research skills such as historical research, semiotic analysis, user research, action research, iterative process and reflective practice.

What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in academia and the private sector.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 85 36

    85th out of 103 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    113 52%

    65th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    16th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    25th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    118 62%

    62nd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    47th

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    27th

    20

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