Apply for PhD

Winchester School of Art offers an interdisciplinary, research-led environment for full- and part-time postgraduate research students whose research interests connect with one or more of the following areas: Fine Art, Curation, Design, Media, Fashion, Textiles, Luxury, Gaming, and Art and Design Management. The Faculty is currently offering funded opportunities for PhD candidates whose research interests connect with one or more of the above areas. We welcome both practice-based and critical/historical/sociological research methods. NB. We particularly welcome applications that align with the School’s key research groups, which includes the Luxury Research Group; Archaeologies of Media and Technology, and Critical Practices (in Art and Design).

HOW TO APPLY
To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements. As well as academic qualifications and practical experience, we look for evidence of your interest in the programme and an understanding of the rigorous demands of postgraduate study. Further guidance on ‘how to apply’, along with links for information on entry requirements, international students, and fees and scholarships are available online. See more…

To make an application:

  • Download our Guidance Notes: Applying for PhD Study at Winchester School of Art [PDF]. This includes an explanation of the PhD award, supervision & training, and application process, as well as guidance on writing a Research Proposal. (NB. Download and open in a PDF viewer in order for the embedded links in the document to be active)
  • View our Supervisors‘ profiles and research interests.
  • View further contents of this current website, which, as a platform for our current postgraduate research, offers insight into the recent and ongoing activities related to the PhD programme at the School.
  • APPLY ONLINE

Contact Us
For all administrative queries, including admissions information, please contact:

PGR Student Administration Team
Faculty of Business & Law and Art
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ
Tel: 023 8059 7360 /  2562
Email: pgrsofbl@soton.ac.uk

For academic enquiries, including preliminary discussion of research proposals contact:

Dr. Valentina Cardo
Associate Director of Doctoral Research
Winchester School of Art
Park Avenue
Winchester, SO23 8DL
Email: v.m.cardo@soton.ac.uk