The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Fashion and Textiles is suitable of individuals who want to undertake independent original research working within one of the School’s research streams of:
- Saving Lives
- Producing Fashion
- Body: Centric Lab
- Creative Materials Lab
- Design Activism
These research streams reflect the School’s research supervisors’ expertise along with the available resources and collaborative relationships with industry and other research organizations.
The program may be undertaken by project, by thesis or thesis by publication mode:
- By project mode is directed towards candidates taking a creative practice-led approach to conduct research into fashion design, textile design, curatorial practice, communication, inter-disciplinary design.
- By thesis mode is directed towards candidates taking a scientific approach to conduct research into advanced textiles and material science such as protective, medical and forensic textiles, comfort, performance and sport apparel textiles. Or a social science approach to conduct research into an aspect of the fashion and textiles system such as design practice, curatorial practice, historical or contemporary cultural studies, business practices, global supply chain or ethical practice.
- Thesis by publication is directed towards experienced practitioners in recognition of successful research experience at the standard used internationally in that discipline.
The research topic and supervisor’s research approach will determine which mode is suitable. You should discuss these program modes with your potential supervisor/s prior to your application.
As a graduate of the PhD you may pursue an academic career in a university, research organization, or be employed within the fashion and textiles industry in a position allied to design, technology and/or management.
Textiles is an industry where innovations in process as well as product are required to effectively integrate all aspects of design, technology, retail and management. To address this, the Textile Design, Fashion and Management research group is multi-disciplinary and covers areas as diverse as applied management, textile design, colour, trend forecasting, retail management, fashion merchandising, supply chain management, CAD, digital design, consumer behavior, internet shopping, retail marketing, product development, enterprise and innovation.
- A 16 years degree in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution, with minimum First division (annual system) or CGPA 3.0/ 4.0 (semester system) and no third division (annual system) or 'D' grade semester system throughout the academic career.
- NTS GAT (general) with minimum score of 50.
- An MS/ M.Phil degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution, with minimum CGPA 3.0/ 4.0 (semester system) or 70% marks (annual system) and no third division (annual system) or 'D' grade (semester system) throughout the academic career.
- GRE (subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (subject) with minimum score of 60.
- The duration of studies for MPhil degree shall be not less than 2 years and not more than 4 years.
- The duration of studies for PhD degree shall be not less than three years and not more than five years.
- An MPhil scholar will have to complete minimum of 30 credit hours by undertaking 24 credit hours course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 06 credit hours of MPhil Thesis.
- A PhD scholar shall have to complete 18 credit hours of graduate level course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 09 credit hours of PhD thesis.
- The registration of PhD thesis of 09 credit hours shall be allowed after the completion of coursework for PhD degree
- If the scheme of courses completed by candidates for their last academic degree in the relevant field does not provide adequate background for the PhD program into which they are seeking admission, they may be required to rectify the deficiency by taking one or more additional courses proposed by the departmental Advisory Committee.