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 (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, fashion and textile design, marketing, branding, art management and contemporary curatorship.
NB. We particularly welcome applications that align with the School's key research groups, which include the Luxury Research Group, Archaeologies of Media and Technology, Critical Practices (in Art and Design) and Transforming Creativity. 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:
PGR Student Administration Team
Faculty of Business, Law & Art
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2562
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.
Scholarships are made available on an annual basis, and the deadline for 2017/18 applications is 15th February 2018.
A full list of funded Phd Studentships is available online, including opportunities in Luxury, Fashion and Design – please scroll to the bottom of the page to view those offered at Winchester School of Art.
To make an application, 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).
For the avoidance of doubt, if any of the documents listed have not been submitted by the closing date you will not be eligible for the scholarship.
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.