Jewellery & Metal Research

The programme welcomes research applicants. The number of research students fluctuates, being generally around ten per cent of the whole cohort and mainly full-time. Research students' studies are supported by programme-based and external supervisors, according to the specific requirements of their topics. Four members of staff are experienced in the supervision of research students, and in some cases supervision is conducted with external collaborators. We offer MPhil and PhD by project and thesis.  

Current or Recent Areas of Research

Jewellery & Metal is redefining its research strategy and folio of research themes with a stronger emphasis on supporting national and international collaborative PhDs. Recent areas of research at either MPhil or PhD levels have explored themes such as:

  • The Craft of Digital Tooling
  • Amateur Craft Practice in Modernity 
  • Deployable, Adaptive Structures for Jewellery and Accessories
  • The Development of Digital Technologies for Use in Jewellery with Medical Applications 
  • Objectified Ornament: A Mapping Approach
  • Interactive, Reactive Jewellery

Staff Research

Rebecca De Quin
Antje Illner
Michael Rowe
Hans Stofer