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PhD and MPhil degrees
Discover an MPhil or PhD awarded in any subject area at UAL with qualified and inspiring supervision.
UAL staff researchers
Find out more about UAL's staff researchers.
Research Centres operate across the University, providing a focus for excellent research in identified areas of strength.
Research and projects
Find current and completed research by our researchers and research students, spanning art, design and communication.
We hold, manage, share and preserve the research material produced by the University's researchers, and ensure that it reaches the widest possible audience.
Archives and collections
Learn about UAL's Archives and Special Collections Centre based at London College of Communication, which holds the Stanley Kubrick Archive.
Featured research stories
UAL runner up in Doctoral category BAFTSS Awards 2023
UAL PhD researcher, artist, and educator Allessandra Ferrini has been announced as a runner up for BAFTSS Awards 2023, under the ‘Doctoral Category’. Her essay film Gaddafi in Rome: Notes for a Film explored the 2009 meeting between Silvio Berlusconi and Muammar Gaddafi in Rome.
Restorative justice through lifelong learning: the meaning of co-design and creative projects in prisons
UAL projects with the prison sector over the past decade have consistently demonstrated the potential for design and creativity to develop life skills, promote wellbeing and empower people within our most marginalised communities.
Best Green Fashion Film champions sustainable fishskin craft
Elisa Palomino is a researcher at UAL Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Senior Lecturer on BA Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins. Her short film Preservation of Hezhen fish skin tradition through fashion higher education has won the Best Green Fashion Film award at the Fashion Film Festival Milano.
Business of fashion, textiles and technology (BFTT) awards £1.2 million to fashion SMEs
BFTT, led by University of the Arts London in partnership with some of the UK’s leading Universities, has awarded 10 of the UK fashion industry’s most innovative and sustainable brands over £1.2 million to support innovative and sustainable research.
Living with Environmental Change
Through creative practice increasing understanding of environmental change, communicating the issues and designing for new business models, social innovations and sustainable living. Using design to reduce waste and to change producer and consumer behaviours.
Lifelong Health and Wellbeing
Designing for people’s life long economic, social and health impact, in order to maximise societal gains and minimise issues of dependency, isolation, and inequality.
Exploring through practice how technology affects lives, changes the way society interacts and impacts on communities, cultural production, future society, and economic growth.
Using art and design to support communities in understanding how to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the issues they face, through co-design, co-creation, socially responsive practices and social entrepreneurship.
Standards and ethics
At UAL ensure that our research is conducted according to appropriate ethical standards. Find out more about our Research standards and ethics.