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MPhil/PhD Interior Design

We welcome applications from innovators who are interested in using design-led and/or ‘practice tested ’ research to explore the future of interior design through one of several different thematic lenses: Display Cultures, Interior Urbanism, Material Matters and Adaptive Re-use, Domesticity, Gendered Space, Emergent Pedagogies, Cognition & the Sublime, Narrative Environments, Ornamentation.

We are keen to consider proposals that examine the future of the interior in relation to sustainable strategies, cognition, transitioning domesticity, ornamentation, material matters, ecologies of waste, and well-being or social innovation as their investigative enquiry.

We also welcome cross-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary proposals – provided the core focus is on examining the future of interior design.

The PhD Interior Design programme is pedagogically configured to help researchers impact at local, national and international levels, working at the intersection of conceptual and applied research. We also support/supervise partnerships between researchers and business – from consultants for leading brands, cultural organisations, design practices, manufacturers, public sector agencies, charities and community groups – with a view to helping to develop and implement design-driven sustainable strategies that result in tangible, real-world outcomes.

We offer various assessment options, including design-led PhDs, PhD by practice, and PhD by thesis.

Programme lead: Dr Harriet Harriss

Enquiries: Katie Hare

Supervisors: Dr Harriet HarrissGraeme BrookerIan HigginsDr Adam KaasaDr Jon Goodbun



Follow these links for more information and guidance about Applying for a Research Degree at the RCA, the College's MPhil/PhD Application Process including details of  research proposal requirements and portfolio requirements (if applicable), and for full details of cross-college MPhil/PhD Entrance Requirements.