Goldsmiths' operating principles for 2022-23 have not yet been finalised but should changes be required to teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will publish these as early as possible for prospective students wishing to start their programme in September 2022.
We welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to carry out research in any aspect of design or in technology in education.
Current studies include:
- Empirical Speculation and Prototyping Futures in the Refugee Crisis
- The Housing Database Made Visible: Regenerative politics, participation and design
- Re-scripting Organisations: Inventing the designer-in-residence
- Curating Issues of Concern: Mediating critically engaged design
- Making Algorithms Public: Rendering visible the operations and politics of algorithmic systems
- Space for Boundary – Space as Place: An investigation into the design of architectural boundaries in residential mass housing, in the context of urban sustainability
- Re-doing Patient Experience Through Design-led Research: Considering the multiplicity and ontological politics of multiple sclerosis
- Designing the Future? How can speculation play a role in improving foresight for science and technology policymaking?
- Making Home: Agency, precarity and the internet of things
- Designing for Ambivalence: A designer’s exploration of the competing discourses offered by smartphones to mothers and their young children
- Controlled Prototyping Environments: Reconceptualising location through participatory and embodied design practice
- What's Happening? Explorations in the strategising and unfolding of free-form design events
Find out more about research degrees at Goldsmiths.
Practice-based MPhil and PhD
Both the MPhil and the PhD can be linked to design practice.
A practice-based MPhil explores new approaches to, or applications of, existing knowledge by means of practice.
A practice-based PhD creates new knowledge by means of practice.
In either case, your final presentation will include both an original, creative practice component and a thesis that will contextualise this practice.
Since the practice component of your research constitutes a significant part of the final examination, the thesis requirement is reduced. Assessment is by thesis and viva voce.
CHASE Postgraduate Funding
Students on this programme are eligible for CHASE funding. Please see the Fees & Funding section below for more details.