Fully Funded PhD: School of Design and Creative Arts

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Applications are invited for up to four fully-funded studentships in the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University. The School is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals who are keen to contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture.

Loughborough University is a Top 10 research-intensive university in England (REF 2014) and is ranked in the world Top 25 for Art and Design (QS World Rankings by Subject 2020.) In choosing Loughborough for your research, you will work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

The School of Design and Creative Arts offers a wide range of programmes. We are 2nd in the UK for Art and Design in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, and 2nd in the UK for Design and Crafts in the Guardian University Guide 2021. Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants. Funding decisions will not be confirmed until early 2021.


In particular the School has identified the following priority areas: drawing and digital storytelling; public art and heritage; art, performance and societal challenges; smart textiles and wearable technology; safe and smart mobility; connected and automated driving; human factors and environmental interactions; technology use and complex adaptive systems; digital design and fabrication; design for shared ownership; designing meaningful experiences: emerging technologies, inclusive and responsible design. As part of your application, you need to indicate which priority area you are interested in and submit a 1-page synopsis about why this topic is important.


Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.


All applications (and the research synopsis) should be made online. Under programme name, please select School of Design and Creative Arts. Please quote the following reference number: SDCA2021DEG

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