Research within the School of Art, Design and Architecture is structured within 7 interdisciplinary research centres. These centres bring together likeminded individuals from a range of backgrounds (including theorists, photographers, architects, artists, historians, designers, sculptures, engineers, surveyors) to explore, interrogate and develop new knowledge. All staff and postgraduate research students work within research centres, which each adopt a collegiate and supportive environment.
Our research members place considerable importance on contributing to research and practice, within the UK and internationally. Many members act as assessors for research funding bodies, visiting professors, external examiners, journal editors, members of international scientific committees and international conference organisers.
The school boasts a growing postgraduate research community of around 100 students and offers a number of Research Degrees. Our PGR students are fundamental to our research activities, culture and ethos, as is the recruitment, supervision, progression and completion of our PGR activities.
Administrative contact and how to apply
The ideal applicant would normally be expected to pursue an academic career and be willing to disseminate research outcomes in high quality international academic journals and conferences, and to engage with policy through external grants applications. They will be positioned within one of the School’s Research Centres, to work amongst research active staff, in a supportive and collegiate environment.
Candidates are required to complete an online application form. Required information includes a brief application letter, research proposal, two academic reference letters, copies of degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).
Submitted research proposals must demonstrate a strong understanding of the extant literature and clearly substantiate the potential for making a significant contribution in the field. Applicants may consider a wide variety of quantitative and/or qualitative methods making a strong case of the appropriateness for the method(s) suggested in the proposal. Particular attention will be paid to clarity of expression and also the structure, coherence and flow of argument. The proposal is expected to be around 1000 words and to include a bibliography. Please note: we will not be able to consider your application if a research proposal is not submitted.
For more detailed information on these and about research at our School, please hud.ac.uk/schools/artdesignandarchitecture/research
Please note: in the research degree application form, mark it clearly with FEE-WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, and mention which topic you are interested in, as listed below.
Further information can be obtained from Professor Angela Lee, Director of Research & Graduate Studies email@example.com
Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships
The School of Art, Design and Architecture invites applications for doctoral studentship projects with the Henry Moore Institute Leeds and The Hepworth Wakefield on the following topics: