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Doctoral Platform at CSM

The Doctoral Platform at Central Saint Martins offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

As a doctoral student you will be able to

  • Attend PhD-level seminars on philosophy, methodology, writing and art practice
  • Present their work at Test Lab sessions for discussion and feedback.
  • Meet other PhD candidates to discuss the experience of Doctoral research
  • Present and test out research at various stages, from its inception to its completion.
  • Attend and participate in talks, lectures, seminars, and reading groups.
  • Organise and curate exhibitions, conferences, and other events
  • Write and edit publications.
  • Learn the skills necessary for the successful achievement of Registration and Confirmation (a complement to the University’s RNUAL programme).

Find out more


If you would like to undertake a PhD at Central Saint Martins or University of the Arts London, please visit the Research Degree page. As a prospective student, you may also wish to look through our list of staff research profiles in considering potential PhD supervisors.

CSM Research Student Induction 2021

View the schedule for the student induction being held on Thursday 30 September 2021.

Doctoral Platform news

What We Do

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, from 5.15pm - join using this link.

What We Do invites academic and technical staff from across Central Saint Martins to present research, practices and opportunities for collaboration to colleagues in an informal and open environment. For our first session of 2022, three speakers will present:

  • Ciaran Malik, Technical Studies Coordinator BA Architecture
  • Richie Manu, Programme Director - Culture and Enterprise
  • Adeena Mey, Research Fellow & Editor Afterall, with Adjoa Armah, Researcher

View the event PDF [100kb] for more details.

Apply to be a Research Assistant

Dear research students,
The Scientist in Residence programme is recruiting 3 Research Assistants to support the Making Waves project. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 16 January. Please see the job description [PDF 111kb]. Applications can be made via Arts Temps.

Tokyo Tech Hackathon

Tokyo Tech’s Professor Hara will attend UAL for in person ‘Hackathon’ which students will be able to apply for later in the year, to take place in February 7-11 2022. Ahead of this research students are invited to sign up for the taster briefing session in November 2021.

Find out more about the Scientist in Residence Programme Making Waves: Rhythms, Patterns, Forces [PDF, 120kb] and the preparatory activities scheduled in the Autumn 2021 that will lead to the Making Waves Hackathon.

Library Services

Libraries and Learning Zones are open for Click and Collect and bookable study spaces.

Visit Library Services to find out more.

News archive

Visit the Doctoral Platform news archive to view older news.