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Graphic Design and Typography, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The Graphic Design and Typography programme offered by the Anglia Ruskin University will allow you to explore your own interests in the area of graphic design and typography, supported by the expertise of our staff.

About

Informed by your particular discipline, during the Graphic Design and Typography programme offered by the Anglia Ruskin University you’ll frame your research within the context of current critical debates, examining modern production and dissemination methods used both nationally and internationally. Your research can be practice-led and conducted primarily through design projects.

You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of graphic design and typography, with a focus on type design and type history.

At Cambridge School of Art, you’ll be part of a vibrant and growing community of researchers working in many different fields. We provide various research forums that accentuate the interdisciplinary nature of our research, including the Typographic Research Group, and have strong links with many professional organisations, including Atypi, Typographic Research Initiative, Typecon (USA) and various critical and professional journals. You’ll have the chance to participate in publications, exhibitions and conferences, gaining valuable research experience and contributing to Cambridge School of Art’s critical culture.

Careers

We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, and encourage you to get involved with external activities like conference organisation and giving papers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in Cambridge School of Art, or organise research events such as conferences and seminars.

In conjunction with University research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please bear in mind we usually require up to four weeks to consider applications, so it’s best to apply at least a month before your preferred start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2-5 years (full-time)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time). PhD: 3-6 years (part-time).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Type, lettering and the use of visual language in a wide range of contexts across the applied and the fine arts, including work on vernacular lettering in eastern Europe, the design of experimental display typefaces and research on revivals and historic references in type design
  • Categorising and contextualising of display and ornamented types of the nineteenth century
  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applied arts, furniture, interiors and architecture

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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Academic Requirements

  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
  • Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Part time fees:

  • UK/EU: £2,130 per year
  • NON-UK/EU: £6,300 per year

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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