Part of the University of Southampton (a Russell Group research-intensive university), Winchester School of Art has a growing reputation as an international centre for research in global art and design and culture and communication, with nearly 80% of its research judged world-leading or internationally excellent (latest REF, 2014).
The School welcomes research students engaged in creative and critical practices across a wide range of interests in the domains of fine art, graphic arts, media, communication and cultural studies, political communication and journalism, fashion and textile design, marketing, branding, art management and contemporary curatorship.
We particularly welcome applications that align with the School's key research groups: Archaeologies of Media and Technology, Critical Practices, Intersectionality: Politics – Identities – Cultures, Transforming Creativity and Winchester Luxury Research Group. We welcome both practice-based and critical/historical research methods.
To find out more about the programme and current PhD research at the School, please visit our blog.
For all administrative queries, including admissions information, please contact:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Research Admissions
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BF
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7433
Email: [email protected]
For academic enquiries, including preliminary discussion of research proposals contact:
Dr. Valentina Cardo
Associate Director of Doctoral Research
Winchester School of Art
Winchester, SO23 8DL
Email: [email protected]
Please visit our website for further information on fees and funding.
How to Apply
Applications for postgraduate research degrees are made using the University online application form. Before you apply, please check you have reached the desired entry requirements.
Please include the standard application form, research proposal, CV, and other supporting documentation (transcripts, reference letters, IELTS certificates where necessary and, for practice-based applicants, a portfolio of work).
All shortlisted applicants will need to be available for interview (either in person or via Skype).
For specific instructions on how to apply, see:
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.