The University of Brighton has an outstanding reputation for PhD and MPhil research study across the fields of design history, material culture, museum studies and dress history, with world-leading experts supporting the research student environment.
The postgraduate student community in design history, visual and material culture at Brighton is a thriving and fully embedded part of the research activity. The Postgraduate Design History Society brings postgraduates together for regular events including the annual symposium.
For details on application, funding and supervision, please visit our page for PhD in history of design, visual and material culture.
Gendered identities and the role of needlecrafts in Britain on the home front during and after the First World War, 1914-1925
AHRC & Design Museum funded Collaborative Doctorate Award: National and international perspectives on the design museum of the 21st Century
AHRC Funded: The rehabilitation and mobilization of cultural heritage by Kachin people since 1994
Promoting Industrial Design on the World Stage: The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, 1957-1980
Representing the Graphic Design Profession on the world stage: a history of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, 1963-2013
Frederick Starke and British Ready-to-Wear 1934-1968
AHRC funded: Design Strategies and the Representation of the Commonwealth: From Institute to Museum.
Fashioning Jamaica 1950-1975