Doctoral Centre: research degrees in arts and humanities

Lecture, Brighton School of Art, Desigh Archives, University of Brighton
Image: Lecture at the Brighton School of Art, mid-twentieth century; courtesy of University of Brighton Design Archives.

The Faculty of Arts at Brighton offers research degrees at MPhil and PhD level across a wide range of disciplines in the arts, design and the humanities. We are willing to read any proposal which is suitably delivered, and will be pleased to meet prospective candidates.

We offer research training in the form of our MRes in Arts and Cultural Research degree. 

All research students are members of the Doctoral Centre and of the university's Doctoral College, which provide advice, organise events and help students through their research degrees towards academic, personal and employment objectives.

If you wish to study for a research degree in the arts, architecture, design or the humanities you should contact us with your initial proposals. 

Our specialist supervisory areas

The pages below have been produced to give an indication of the specialisms available from the University of Brighton in the arts and humanities.

Please do contact us to discuss any project proposal that is not represented here.

Design Practices

Art Practices, Photography and Visual Communication

History of Design, Fashion and Art

History, Philosophy, Politics and Cultural Studies 

Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Media and Digital Economy

Details of individual staff research interests can be found through the Faculty of Arts staff finder facility.