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Expertise of research area
advertising; archiving and design history; circular high fashion; clothing microfibres; colour and imaging; consumer behaviour; experience design; fashion consumer behaviour; fashion sustainability; material culture ; sustainable clothing; sustainable design; sustainable supply chain management; textile and fashion design; textiles technology; UX; visual communication

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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Design at the University of Leeds is internationally renowned for its research activities. The School carries out research in many interconnected and interdisciplinary areas that encompass aesthetic and function dimensions of design.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Alongside fundamental research, the School is committed to solving real world problems through the use of advanced technologies, design thinking, and creativity, and by linking these in a meaningful way; our researchers work extensively with industry to ensure our research brings the highest tangible impact to society and culture.</p> <p>You may undertake fundamental or applied research relating to a broad range of specialist areas:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Archiving and Design History</p> </li> <li> <p>Experience Design</p> </li> <li> <p>Textile and Fashion Design</p> </li> <li> <p>Visual Communication</p> </li> <li> <p>Colour and Imaging</p> </li> <li> <p>Textile Technology&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Art Practice as Research</p> </li> </ul> <p>The School has excellent specialist facilities including design studios, research laboratories, pilot-scale machinery and library resources to support the various research specialisms offered.</p> <p>Extensive facilities include laboratories for technical textiles and nonwovens, high performance testing, colour and imaging science, dyeing and finishing, colour and textile chemistry, and specialist studios for textile design, multi-media and animation, graphic design, sculpture and painting.</p> <p>As a researcher in the School of Design, you will find yourself in a dynamic research-intensive environment, located at the heart of the University campus.</p> <p>You will become part of a lively postgraduate culture which attracts researchers from all over the world and be able to work with experienced researchers from many fields of activity, in a supportive and exciting research environment.</p> <h2>PhD by Distance Learning</h2> <p>It is possible to study for a PhD by Distance Learning,for further information contact&nbsp;<a href="">Dr Mic Spencer</a>, Head of the Graduate School.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.</p> <p>Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures<br /> The minimum English language requirements for Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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<p>For further information please contact the School of Design.<br /> e: <a href=""></a></p>

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