Become a creative specialist with a Research Degree at the University for the Creative Arts.

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Become a creative specialist with a Research Degree at the University for the Creative Arts.

Join a vibrant and progressive top-ten creative specialist institution renowned for its world-leading research outputs in Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021). 

At the University for the Creative Arts, creative research includes a diverse range of fields, including Animation, Architecture, Business for the Creative Industries, Crafts, Fashion, Film, Media and Performing Arts, Fine Art and Photography, Music, Video Games, and Visual Communications and Design. 

You’ll be able to become part of an imaginative and supportive research community, to design your own studies, explore your chosen field, and make academic connections to develop unique and impressive doctoral work.

Located close to our Canterbury campus at Rochester House, UCA Doctoral College is our home for creative PhD study. It offers a distinctive model of excellence, leadership, and wealth of specialised resources for creative research and practice in contemporary arts doctoral studies provision.

Dedicated to stimulating practice-based research projects, our Doctoral College offers supervision across all our research areas, ensuring a comprehensive approach rooted in intellectual preparation, topical critical and creative themes, and the development of key research skills.

 Visit our website to find out more or book a campus tour to explore our creative campuses in-person.



Vice-Chancellor PhD Studentships are available for outstanding Home, EU or International candidates looking to pursue practice-based or thesis-only research projects.  You can find information on fees and scholarships at our website.

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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