Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent international qualification in a related subject.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Based within the School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University Creative Arts (LUCA) comprises the disciplines of drama, fine art, graphic communication, illustration and textiles.

Creative Arts is a thriving research community with a proven record for both creative and scholarly outputs of international excellence in the fields of the arts. Our research takes place both through individual scholarship and in collaboration with research partners across the UK and across the world, and we investigate new directions in both the creation and the analysis of a wide range of cultural forms.

We are also committed to knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange projects and we use our research strengths to form links with the creative industries, developing the entrepreneurial side of our activities and fostering a range of productive and effective knowledge transfer partnerships.

Students have access to a range of outstanding learning and teaching facilities, including newly refurbished study areas, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a theatre, and a variety of music rooms and study spaces for seminars and research activities.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 228901