In a fast-changing world of Design, do your research with experts at the top of their game at Brunel Design School, Brunel University London - one of the best in the world to research and study design (2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject).
Whether you are interested in developing cleaner electronics, design for 3D and 4D printing, design with social responsibility, using innovative design for creative industries or information architecture, our research community paves the way for innovative solutions.
As a PhD student, you will have access to industry-standard design studios and workshops and be supported by state-of-art facilities for research. You will also be warmly invited to join our world-class research groups:
Creative Computing: View PhD opportunities
Carry out multidisciplinary research alongside our experts at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (machine learning), serious and fun gaming, and cognitive modelling to simulate a physical world either as a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment.
Inclusive Design: View PhD opportunities
Work with our supervisors and deep dive into research on how stakeholders (e.g., designers, users, clients), disciplines (e.g., design, engineering, psychology, architecture) and emerging technologies (e.g., AR, VR, IoT, artificial intelligence) help contribute to human-centred design and inclusive processes and outcomes, to benefit the widest possible audience and contribute to sustainable development.
Additive Manufacturing and 4D Printing: View PhD opportunities
Get creative with Additive Manufacturing and 4D Printing and explore new horizons for exciting sustainable products and breakthrough applications that support Industry 4.0.
Design for Sustainability: View PhD opportunities
Make your mark in design by helping us generate new theories, strategies and methods on design solutions that foster sustainability. Work with us on different design scales, from materials and products to services, product-service systems, business models, bottom-up initiatives and socio-technical systems which address sustainability challenges.
Brunel Digital Design Lab: View PhD opportunities
Explore human-centred inclusive design of immersive content and interfaces (VR, AR and MR), digital audio-visual production tools, design for health, assistive technology, social networking, the IoT, e-Government, m-Learning and digital arts.
Get in touch
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Eujin Pei for an informal discussion.
Where is Brunel?
Brunel University London is based in Uxbridge, London – 45minutes to Central London on the Metropolitan Line – which means you have great access to the heart of this beautiful city, and yet can enjoy the safety and convenience of a suburban campus housing over 15,000 students with all you need in one place. Take a look