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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, APR-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research profile

Brunel Design has a well-established record of research excellence, with multidisciplinary, product-related design research grounded on strong engineering design traditions. Research activities within the design programmes at Brunel cover a wide-ranging and diverse field of topics. Academic staff involved within these programmes combine human-centred design for autonomous vehicles, ageing demographics and healthcare systems; from incorporating sustainability in design by developing cleaner electronics, design for 3D and 4D printing, and incorporating social responsibility; to using innovative design for creative industries and information architecture.

Research in Design is organised according to the following thematic priorities:

  • Human-Centred Design through inclusive design, design for ageing demographics, perception and enhancement.
  • Sustainable Design through social responsibility, cleaner electronics and advanced materials and manufacture.
  • Advanced Technologies through engineering methods, optimization techniques, computer-aided-design and other emerging technologies.
  • Products, services and digital design through design innovation management, open design, design entrepreneurship, creativity, the digital economy, digital production and interfaces, and Information Architecture.

Careers and your future

Tailored careers support is offered to all our current PhD students and for up to 3 years after you complete your research at Brunel. We help you to actively engage in career planning and managing your personal development right from the start of your research. Our careers provision includes online advice, one to one consultations and a range of events and workshops.

In addition, where available, you may be able to undertake some paid work as we recognise that teaching and learning support duties represent an important professional and career development opportunity. MPhil option available.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,855per year

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

University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    136 61%

    33rd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    75th

    25

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