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Brunel Design School research and PhD programmes

Research activities within the Brunel Design School cover a wide ranging and diverse field of topics. Academic staff combine human centred design for autonomous vehicles, ageing demographics and healthcare systems through incorporating sustainability in design. From developing cleaner electronics, design for 3D and 4D printing, and incorporating social responsibility, to using innovative design for creative industries and information architecture, our research paves the way for innovative solutions. 

Research opportunities for students 

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities below and find out about the funding available for students.

Research in Brunel Design School

Find people, projects, groups and publications in the Brunel Design School and read more about related research to this area. 

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Independent assessment of our research quality (REF 2021)

Research and innovation

Design student talking to industry representative during final year showcase


Two initiatives to provide innovation support to London SMEs jointly funded by Brunel University London and the European Regional Development Fund.


Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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