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Research degrees

Why study a research degree at London College of Communication?

As a postgraduate researcher at LCC, you will join a dynamic and rich research culture. We attract a diverse range of UK and International students with a wide scope of interests and perspectives.

With world-leading academics at the cutting-edge of new thinking in Design, Media and Screen, you will be supervised by practitioners and theorists specialising in key areas including the current practices and histories of photography, film, communication studies, sound arts, and graphics, as well as areas such as experimentation and innovation within the context of a post-digital culture and spatial design.

With over 25 years of experience, we are the internationally renowned leaders in practice-based research.

Developing research careers

There are a number of ways we help students to develop their careers as researchers:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme: this offers PhD students at London College of Communication the opportunity to teach on selected undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the 3 colleges.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: these offer early career researchers the opportunity to progress their careers and to acquire new skills, such as bid development and working as a co-investigator.

How to apply

Find out more about PhD and MPhil degrees at UAL and how to apply.

Research stories

Student exhibition

Unfolding Narratives 2020

PhD work-in-progress exhibition

Research degree students at LCC have the opportunity to lead and take part in an annual exhibition to showcase their work.

Unfolding Narratives 2 is a work-in-progress exhibition for PhD students at London College of Communication, and demonstrates a range of concepts, methods and forms across various stages of the doctoral academic journey.

Exploring areas as diverse as film, design, sculpture, illustration, photography and performance, the 2021 exhibition highlights the work and experiences of 7 PhD students at the College.

Student profiles