Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

In this course, current studies include eco-design and forecasting trends, the design of multi-sensory retail environments, curriculum development in design, the role of awkward space in cities, pupil assessment in design and technology education, reflexive drawing and the connection between representation and creativity, social theory in a world of designed objects and harnessing memes to disseminate design ideas. A practice-based MPhil explores new approaches to, or applications of, existing knowledge by means of practice. In either case, their final presentation will include both an original, creative practice component and a thesis that will contextualise this practice. Since the practice component of their research constitutes a significant part of the final examination, the thesis requirement is reduced. It aims to develop future intellectual leadership in design: 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 interdisciplinary at its core.

Start Date:

Duration: 4-6 years.. Duration: 3-4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,340 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,340 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,170 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,170 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a good 2:1 or 1st class honours degree, and a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing.
  • IELTS score: 7