PhD through Practice in Design National College of Art and Design
The PhD through practice entails a practitioner producing a body of work within a critically reflective frame of enquiry to extend and innovate an area of design practice. In the PhD programme through Design - whether working as part of a research cluster or on an individual programme of inquiry – students demonstrate advanced research ability in discovering and developing new knowledge and skills, delivering findings at the frontiers of knowledge and application.
The key issue in a PhD is that the student will make a significant contribution to the field of enquiry. It is an ambitious programme of study, whether pursued through practical work or written thesis. PhD study normally requires a minimum of three years of full-time study (but may require longer, given the high level of achievement required).