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Research

Our academics play a prominent role in the UK’s creative culture, with research that enhances public understanding of major issues and benefits the creative and cultural industries.

Research with us

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Image taken by Alys Tomlinson

PhD and MPhil degrees

Discover an MPhil or PhD awarded in any subject area at UAL with qualified and inspiring supervision.

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3D Draping on the Stand Summer School, image courtesy of UAL

UAL staff researchers

Find out more about UAL's staff researchers.

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Incunabula (2014) Film by Marie Schuller in collaboration with Kaat Debo

Research centres

Research Centres and Networks operate across the University, providing a focus for excellent research in identified areas of strength.

Our research

Mina Jahić from the Rescuers Project PCRC, Credit - Dr Paul Lowe

Research and projects

Find current and completed research by our researchers and research students, spanning art, design and communication.

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Lucy Orta and Jorge Orta, Fabulae Naturae (2015)

UAL repository

We hold, manage, share and preserve the research material produced by the University's researchers, and ensure that it reaches the widest possible audience.

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Stanley Kubrick during filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey (US/UK 1968) © Warner Bros. Inc.

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

Research stories

Our themes

Iris
Iris, Rob Kesseler

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.

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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.

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Digital Anthropology Lab launch at London College of Fashion October 2015 photography by Hannah Puskarz BA Fashion Photography

Digital Futures

Exploring through practice how technology affects lives, changes the way society interacts and impacts on communities, cultural production, future society, and economic growth.

‘Scoliosis’ by Annelie Gross, MA Fashion Artefact, London College of Fashion, UAL Photograph by Jon Emmony for SHOWstudio.
‘Scoliosis’ by Annelie Gross, MA Fashion Artefact, London College of Fashion, UAL Photograph by Jon Emmony for SHOWstudio.

Community Resilience

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.