Ph.D. On Campus Online

Art and Design

Birmingham City University

36 months
Tuition fee
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A PhD in Art and Design from Birmingham City University, will help you create opportunities to develop research skills that support professional practice, research and/or academic careers within the fields of art, design and the creative industries.


 You will study in a world-class research environment which enables both practice-led and/or entirely text based PhD research to be developed to the highest level, on this Art and Design programme from Birmingham City University.


A PhD enables you to follow a programme of self-directed, independent study, supported by experienced supervisors who are themselves experts in their area.  You will also be supported by the wider research community in Art and Design and you will have regular opportunities to attend research seminars, conferences and symposia.

Our PhD gives you the opportunity to spend time researching and developing a deep understanding of a unique area of interest whilst contributing world-leading insight to the academic specialisms in Art and Design at Birmingham City University.

Programme Structure

Research Interests

  • Art Activisms
  • Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA)
  • Centre for Printing History and Culture (CPHC)
  • Craft Cultures
  • Dress in Context
  • Material Encounters
  • Urban Cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for our Art and Design PhD research degree you should have, or expect to be awarded, a Masters degree in a relevant subject area from a British or overseas university.
  • Exceptional candidates without a Masters degree, but holding a first class Bachelors degree in a relevant subject area, may be considered.
  • We also welcome enquiries from potential PhD researchers without formal academic qualifications but with appropriate levels of professional experience.
  • If you intend to take a practice-led research approach to your PhD study, then you will expected to show your portfolio as part of the application process, normally at the formal interview stage.

Tuition Fee

To be confirmed.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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