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Design research and PhD programmes

Research activities within the design programmes at Brunel cover a wide ranging and diverse field of topics. Academic staff involved within these programmes combine human centred design for autonomous vehicles, ageing demographics and healthcare systems; through incorporating sustainability in design by developing cleaner electronics, design for 3D and 4D printing, and incorporating social responsibility; to using innovative design for creative industries and information architecture.

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.

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Research in Design

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

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Fully-funded studentships

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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