Research course

Arts and Media

University of Central Lancashire · School of Art, Design and Fashion
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

A UK good first degree with honours or equivalent. A master's degree would be advantageous.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Since 2000, the department has supported research degree study through the award of MA by Research, MPhil and PhD. We have an exceptionally high success rate with students who wish to follow a 'practice-as-research' route, as well as with more traditional methodologies. Research degrees can be supported at all levels in each of the 4 programme areas and we currently have a number of students studying aspects of music composition and performance, digital fine art, fashion, theatre, film and performance.

Our two research centres are the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Electronic and Digital Art Unit.

Department specialisms

Visual Art of the Black Diaspora; Contemporary Feminist Visual Art; Media representation of Black people in Britain; In-ear microphones and binaural recordings; Composition; Installations; Performance; Video and digital imaging installations; History of artists' video; Digital Media within the fine art context; Fashion; Photography.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 in English Language or equivalent to get admission to a research degree.

Fees and funding

20% discount in tuition fee for UCLan graduates.

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-48 months
part time
66-84 months


full time
18-36 months
part time
42-60 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01772 892400