Creative Industries

PhDs and research degrees

You can make an original contribution to media, design or creative arts research. Join us and contribute to the vibrant, collaborative and cross-disciplinary postgraduate community.

Your future research area

To ensure we can maintain a high level of research quality and that students receive the highest level of support through their degree, all research applicants should engage with, and align their proposed research with one of our research centres or labs:

  • Creative Lab
  • Design Lab
  • Digital Media Research Centre.

Each centre and lab has their own research areas and offers topics that you can research. You can find information about potential supervisors, application information and advice under each individual student topic.

Our courses

Depending on your interests, career aspirations and entry qualifications you can apply for one of three research degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI)
  • Masters of Philosophy (Communication, Creative Practice, or Design).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is ideal if you want to pursue your unique research passion and make an original and significant contribution to knowledge. The course takes 3-4 years of full-time study to complete.

Creative Industries PhD students use a variety of quantitative, qualitative, creative and practice-led approaches to explore and push disciplinary boundaries across media, design and creative arts.

Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI)

This course is a professional doctorate, and takes 3-4 years of full-time study to complete. A professional doctorate is similar to a PhD, but most of your research will be informed by, and contribute to, your own professional practice.

The DCI is suitable for creative industries professionals who want to explore the opportunities presented in artistic, professional, and creative enterprise or teaching practice.

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a unique interdisciplinary program that offers the opportunity to conduct supervised research in any creative industries field or discipline. You'll have the potential to engage in an industry placement or overseas exchange.

We offer specialisations in communication, creative practice or design. The course takes 1.5 years of full-time study to complete.

Contact us

If you'd like to make an enquiry about postgraduate research study, contact our postgraduate research team.


Creative Industries - Postgraduate research enquiries