10 Oct - 19 Oct 2017

6pm to 8pm

About the event

We would like to invite prospective research degree applicants to attend an open evening/s to find out more about Research Degrees at UAL and to meet staff and students involved with the research degree programme across the 6 colleges:

London College of Communication | Book a place

Tuesday 10 October 2017 - LCC Elephant and Castle, Room WG14D

Chelsea College of Arts | Book a place

Wednesday 11 October 2017 - Chelsea College of Arts, Red Room  

This session will encompass Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts  and Wimbledon College of Arts PhD programmes

London College of Fashion | Book a place

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - LCF John Prince's Street, Level 3: various rooms

Central Saint Martins | Book a place

Thursday 19 October 2017 -  CSM Kings Cross, Room C202

Prospective students are invited to attend any number of the above events.
Please register your place in advance by clicking on the 'book a place' hyperlink.

Who will be there

Potential supervisors, research support staff, and existing and recently completed students will be in attendance, there will be opportunity to network and ask questions. The following UAL resources and services may also be in attendance: UAL Research Centres, UAL Special Collections and Archives, Postgraduate Community, Careers and Employability and UAL’s Library Services 

Funding information

Information about funding opportunities will be available.
Applicants (Home and EU) to the UAL research degrees programme (PhD/MPhil) are eligible to apply for PhD studentships in the areas listed below to commence in October 2018. UAL are part of two successful consortium bids with the AHRC for Doctoral research; London Doctoral Design Centre (LDOC) and TECHNE.


  • The London Doctoral Design Centre (LDOC), a partnership with the UAL, Kingston University and The Royal College of Art, will offer full time PhD studentships and enhanced doctoral training with a focus on: 
    • All Areas of Practice-led Design Research. 
Maintenance rates for 2018/19 for full-time students are yet to be confirmed
  • The TECHNE London and South East Doctoral Training Consortium. A partnership with UAL and six other institutions, will offer PhD studentships in a broad range of disciplines. UAL applicants may apply for a TECHNE studentship in the following subject areas related to UAL's specialist areas of expertise:
    • Visual Arts: Fine Art History, Theory and Practice
    • Visual Arts: Applied Arts History, Theory and Practice
    • Visual Arts: Digital Arts & Photography History, Theory and Practice
    • Visual Arts (covering Art Theory & Aesthetics; Community Art; Installation and Sound Art History, Theory and Practice ; Film-Based and Time-Based History, Theory and Practice)
    • Drama and Theatre Studies
    • Cultural Studies (Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries)
    • Media, Film and TV
    • Visual Arts: Art History
    • Library and Information Studies
    • Cultural Studies
    • Cultural and Museum Studies (i.e cultural geography, museum studies, heritage and conservation)
Maintenance rates for 2018/19 for full-time students are yet to be confirmed


Applicants for these awards must have been accepted on to the research degree programme at UAL. 


The UAL deadline for applications to be considered for AHRC funding opportunities will be announced soon.

The UAL Research Degree web pages have additional information that you may find useful.

Please contact the Research Management & Administration Research Degree Student Team with any queries relating to PhD study at UAL at

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