We have an international reputation for research in the theory, history and practice of 'design for reading', and are well-known in the UK and overseas for the scope and quality of our doctoral research.
Our research environment provides considerable support for doctoral study, including:
• experienced and committed supervisors
• excellent library facilities on our main campus and within Typography
• outstanding collections and archives relevant to typography and graphic communication
• informal and formal links with libraries, museums, galleries and industry throughout the world.
We welcome enquires for full- and part-time study. You must hold a first or a very good upper second class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and hold or be completing a Master's degree, or have relevant professional experience.
Funding for a PhD
Typography is pleased to be leading the AHRC Design Star consortium which offers funding for up to 12 studentships in Design for the next five years.
Design Star brings together world-class research in design for industry, interaction design, design process, communication design, design history, curation and creative practice. Its spread of design disciplines is linked by a common approach to research that encourages the integration of history, theory and engagement.
Design Star research training is innovative, stimulating and relevant supported by a broader range of expertise and covering more methods than within any one single institution.
From 2014 all those registered for a PhD in Typography will be able to take part in the Design Star research training events, even if they are not funded by AHRC.
In addition, support and training in research methods is provided through a doctoral training programme run by the Graduate School, research seminars in the Department, and tutorials with your supervisory team.