Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

We offer a unique opportunity for doctoral study investigating the role of Design Innovation in developing creative capacity and accelerating economic renewal. It focuses on research and knowledge exchange practices as they are applied in creative contexts. We have a distinctive specialist, practice-based research culture that is recognised internationally. The PhD programme is offered both full-time and part-time across a range of Design Innovation contexts and applications with a focus on the generation of new knowledge and understanding through creative practice, scholarship and criticism.

PhD

We have a distinctive specialist, practice-based research culture that is recognised internationally.

The PhD programme is offered both full-time and part-time across a range of Design Innovation contexts and applications with a focus on the generation of new knowledge and understanding through creative practice, scholarship and criticism.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Research (PhD) is available to candidates who wish to pursue a full-time PhD by Professional Practice (Creative/Critical). This provides the opportunity for post-graduate students and/or professional practitioners with substantial creative experience to undertake research within a creative-critical research framework.

The PhD is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding. A PhD should contain material that is worthy of publication or public presentation.

Facilities

You will study at GSA’s campus in Glasgow or GSA’s Highlands and Islands campus or across both campuses. 

Located just outside Forres, the Highlands and Islands campus is a research and postgraduate teaching centre for international excellence in creativity and innovation. The combination of modern studio environment and workshop with a traditional highland setting offers a unique educational experience. 

We deliver Master of Research and PhD programmes, and the campus location enables us to research in geographically diverse and distributed contexts as well, as develop the innovative delivery of research programmes. Seasonal schools, such as Winter School, are an exemplar of our progressive teaching modes. They allow us to build collaborative partnerships with other international design schools and local communities, as well as develop the discipline of design innovation. Research and teaching carried out during the schools benefits organisations and communities, as well as students on our programmes.

Contact Lynn-Sayers McHattie for more information or see http://www.gsa.ac.uk/study/graduate-degrees/doctoral-study/