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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Scottish Borders

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

The School actively supports practice-based MPhil and PhDs as a route whereby working designers can develop their own creative visions, techniques and methods through rigorous research.

We welcome applications that fit into the School’s research themes:

  • Archive
  • Colour Science and Technology
  • Design Innovation
  • Drawing
  • Educational Innovation
  • Fashion
  • Knit Design and Manufacture
  • Textile Design and Clothing Manufacture
  • Textile Science And Technology

The research degree by practice is a common mode of research in the area of art and design and has grown enormously over the past decade. This involves the exploration of a subject of enquiry through practical work accompanied by a related text. The relative weight of these elements varies for each project. The word 'related' may be interpreted in various ways, but a clear structural and Intellectual link must be established between the two aspects of the project.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 86 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    156 70%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    79th

    2

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