12 PhD studentships in Design

Design Star - The AHRC Design Star Centre for Doctoral Training

The AHRC Design Star Centre for Doctoral Training aims to develop research leaders of the future who are equipped to make a difference to contemporary social concerns, knowledge production and creative practices. This requires an approach to research training that places diversity and interdisciplinarity at its core.

Its spread of design disciplines is linked by a common approach to design that encourages the integration of history, theory and engagement.

The consortium brings together leading design departments at the University of Brighton; Goldsmiths, University of London; Loughborough University; The Open University; and the University of Reading.

Each represents a distinctive, engaged, and interdisciplinary perspective on design. Each institution is broad-based, and recognised for the high quality of its design research through both excellent performance in research assessment exercises, scholarly engagement with audiences and publics, and by demand from prospective high-calibre PhD students.

If you wish to apply have a look at the Design Star website [www.designstar.org.uk]

Key dates:

Monday 6 February 2017: closing date for applications to one of the Design Star universities (to be eligible for Design Star studentship funding) and studentship funding application to Design Star

During February and March 2017: you will be told whether you have been accepted for PhD study at the Design Star university that you have applied to.

April/May 2017: you will be told whether you have been successful in your application for studentship funding.

Get in touch with Polly Harte if you would like more information: Designstaradmin@reading.ac.uk