We offer a broad range of PhD opportunities.

Product Design students

Our current research students cover a diverse array of disciplines including:

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewellery
  • Textiles
  • Product Design
  • Digital Interactive Design
  • Interior and Environmental Design
  • Art and Philosophy
  • Media Theory
  • Fine Art
  • Design for Business
  • Comic Studies
  • Art & Humanities
  • Visualisation/Animation
  • Interdisciplinary art practices
  • Interdisciplinary design practices
  • Art and A.I.

Funding opportunities


Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (AHRC)

A collaboration between the University of Dundee and other prestigious Scottish universities and specialist institutions. It offers a fully-funded PhD with stipend, a robust three and a half year training programme.


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Carnegie PhD Scholarship

The Carnegie PhD Scholarships fund postgraduate research leading to a PhD at an eligible institution in Scotland.

Current Funded PhD Studentships

Communal Words: How can art institutions expand support for non-normative writing practices?

This practice-led PhD studentship, in collaboration with Dundee Contemporary Arts, will investigate how non-normative art writing can challenge and transform conventions of writerly practice in an art gallery context. The project will be located within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee.

First supervisor: Professor Maria Fusco
Second supervisor: Dr Johanna Linsley
External supervisor: Eoin Dara, Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts

Deadline for applications: 24 May 2021

How to apply

Information on how to apply can be found on the FindAPhD website.


If you are considering a PhD or would like to discuss a proposal we welcome all enquiries. Please contact:

Professor Mary Modeen
Joint coordinator for research degrees and PhD studies
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
  +44 (0)1382 384036

Dr Anna Notaro
Joint coordinator for research degrees and PhD studies
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
  +44 (0)1382 385654

For general enquiries:


Doctorate in Professional Practice (Art and Design)

Develop your leadership and applied research skills in professional practice with our suite of professional doctoral awards.