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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Undertake doctoral research in an approved fine art and design topic.
  • Join the vibrant research community in the Culture & Creativity Research Institute (CCRI).
  • Benefit from excellent supervision, resources, training, industry links, partners and research culture.

This course allows you to undertake research in a specific art and design context. You'll join a dynamic and respected research community - 81% of our research in Art & Design was deemed world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014). In 2018 our institute received sector-leading student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a director of studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise in your research area. Much of your work will be carried out independently - so you’ll need plenty of initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help you define your research programme, agree associated training requirements and direction, and encourage you to develop as an independent researcher.

You learn through

  • supervised study
  • independent research
  • workshops and seminars
  • mentoring sessions

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • design
  • fine art practice
  • curation
  • design management
  • making or manufacturing
  • company-employed design
  • independent design practice
  • education
  • retail/marketing
  • design research
  • art research
  • academia

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for international design companies and consultancies, in museums research, as research assistants, and in leadership, lectureship and research positions at other universities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 55%

    55th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    7th

    6

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