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Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) specialises in the research, teaching & learning, and innovative development of art, media, visual culture, design, crafts, fashion technologies, urban design & architecture, and creative enterprise. It engages in the practices, theories, histories, industries, cultures & technologies of art, architecture and design at an advanced level.

MIRIAD supports over 100 research active staff with an annual core budget of £1.2 million and £55 million investment in subject facilities. We host one of the largest art and design research degree programmes in the UK with 95 postgraduate researchers and we have attracted over £3 million in external funding since 2008.

MIRIAD is organised into six Research Centres:

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