School of Design

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School of Design

We’re an interdisciplinary School bringing together expertise from a range of design and technology specialisms. Creation and innovation are at the heart of both our teaching and research as we aim to develop new design ideas and provide solutions to issues faced in industry and society.

The School of Design is actively working to build a diverse and inclusive school community that supports all staff and students. Our Equality and Inclusion Lead is Dr Catherine Stones. You can find out more about our current projects and access staff and student resources here.

Our vision and mission


in the UK for art and design

(Complete University Guide 2022)


in the UK for research impact in design

(Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Top 100

World Top 100 University

(QS World Rankings 2021)

Studying with us

We offer a variety of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level which develop specialist knowledge and skills whilst enabling you to gain a well-rounded understanding of design principles and practices.

We offer a range of undergraduate degrees in fashion, design and technology. You'll benefit from studying in an interdisciplinary environment, gaining a knowledge of all aspects of the design industry.

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Gain advanced knowledge and skills in fashion, textiles or advertising to enhance your career prospects in the fields of design and technology.

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We offer supervision in research areas across the design and technology disciplines with opportunities to work closely with industrial partners.

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We offer a range of short courses for professionals working in the textile and fashion industries, providing expert tuition to enhance your working knowledge and skills.

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