PhD Studentship Opportunities

Habitat Field Day 2013 photo by Ana Escobar

Habitat Field Day 2013 photo by Ana Escobar

As a UAL research centre we are lucky to be able to explore ideas around fashion and the role it plays in the world around us, our environment and more personally in relationships to ourselves. We thrive on the collaboration of ideas, practice and theory that comes together through academia, student work and enterprise. We have a growing community of PhD students who contribute greatly to our understanding and thinking in the area and are keen for this community to grow, which is why we are pleased to highlight some funding opportunities available for PhD study.

The LDOC is an AHRC-funded centre for doctoral training collaboration between the University of the Arts London, Kingston University and the Royal College of Art. LDOC will offer both full-time and part-time AHRC-funded PhD programmes with a focus on practice-led Design research.

The LDOC partners build on their commitment to developing Design researchers at the highest level and will offer enhanced doctoral training drawing on the expertise of the three world-leading partners. The LDOC programme will also benefit from the contributions of creative industry partners:

AEDAS, British Fashion Council, BT, London Borough of Camden Communities Division, Camira, Creativeworks London, Design Council, Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA), Ford Motor Company, Ian Ritchie Architects Limited, International Flavours and Fragrances, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Sense, Sorrell Foundation, Textile Institute, Topshop, TFL, the United Nations/UNCTAD Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform and the V&A Museum.
Students may apply to LDOC for a doctoral award by submitting an LDOC application through the University of the Arts London.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm Wednesday 19 February 2014. More information on how to apply here.


UAL is also a member of the TECHNE London and South-East Doctoral Research Consortium, which is currently offering AHRC awards for those with postgraduate study due to start in September 2014.

TECHNE comprises seven universities and is one of the 11 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships. Students will benefit from a diverse and rich range of training workshops and opportunities to engage with partners in the arts and cultural sector.

Students may apply to TECHNE for a doctoral award by submitting a TECHNE application through the University of the Arts London. The deadline for applications is 4pm Wednesday 19 February 2014.

TECHNE awards are available in the following subjects at UAL. Please discuss how your research proposal fits with the work of the department with the Academic Research Contact in your College or with your potential supervisor.

• 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
• Media, Film and TV
• Visual Arts: Art History
• Library and Information Studies (book binding)
• Cultural Studies and popular culture
• Cultural and Museum Studies ( museum studies, heritage and conservation)

There is more information about how to apply here.

For more information about studying for a PhD join us at our open evening on 14th January  from 6pm  in the RHS, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, W1G 0BJ.