At University of the Arts London, practice and theory-based research enriches our creative environment and positively impacts the work of UAL students and staff, demonstrating our leading global status in the arts, design and communication sectors.

Our academics play a prominent role in the UK’s creative culture, with research outcomes that enrich cultural life, enhance public awareness and understanding of major issues, and are of benefit to the creative and cultural industries.

The University has a vibrant Research culture across its six colleges, with nine University Research Centres and the University Innovation Insights Hub, which lead innovative research and disseminate this through exhibitions, publications, conferences, festivals and workshops.

  • Research degrees

    Find out how to apply for a research degree MPhil/PhD (theoretical/practice-based) at UAL.

  • UAL researchers

    Browse our research staff A-Z to find a UAL researcher/PhD supervisor.

  • Research and projects

    Browse UAL's research repository of staff research and find out more about research projects staff have been involved in.

  • Researching at UAL

    Find out what it's like to be a researcher at UAL including researcher support, infrastructure and strategy.