Art and Design Studentships
We are inspired by a love for our craft and are committed to pushing its boundaries into new territories, challenging the very ideas of what is possible for an art and design school.
With research spanning from fashion and textiles to visual arts and communications, the Nottingham School of Art & Design offers a space for postgraduate researchers to develop vibrant, original projects whilst supported by a dynamic, interdisciplinary community.
Our motto is "we are what we create" which is reflected in the strategic goals of our three research centres.
NTU Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme 2023
When making an application for a studentship, you will need to demonstrate how your proposal aligns with our research strengths, so ensure you are familiar with our research centres. Alternatively, you can submit an application for one of our dedicated research projects.
Our research centres
Artistic Research Centre
An interdisciplinary collegiate research environment with the ambition to continue to be at the forefront of innovation in artistic research processes.
Design Research Centre
A world leading interdisciplinary group of researchers fostering new approaches to design and the use of the latest design techniques and technologies.
Fashion and Textile Research Centre
Representing a complex field in a global context, research in this centre focuses on cultures, heritage, design, business. clothing sustainability, and advanced textiles.
A Photographic Study Considering the Politics of Race, Representation and Identity
Design for Performance on the Metaverse
Reducing Unsustainable Levels of Consumption by Redirecting and Repurposing Personalisation Mechanisms
E-textiles to Empower Ageing Communities
The Development of Optical Sensing Systems Embedded within Textile Structures
The Value of Archives and Collections within UK Fashion and Textiles Higher Education Contexts
Join a webinar
Join Postgraduate Research Tutor, Kevin Hunt, for a live webinar on Tuesday 22 November at 10 am.
Find out about the fully funded PhD studentship opportunities in Art and Design and ask any questions you may have.
Ready to apply?
The application deadline is 12 noon (GMT) on Thursday 12 January 2023.
Please visit our how to apply page for guidance and to make an application.