Joining us for your creative PhD means joining a vibrant and progressive top ten research community with a wealth of specialist resources for creative research and practice.

As you become a part of our UCA Doctoral College community, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in an area of research that is relevant to your personal ambitions and aspirations.

UCA is home to an imaginative, supportive research community, including our many recognised research centres - the Craft Study Centre, Animation Research Centre, Centre for Sustainable Design and the International Textile Research Centre to name a few. With these inspiring surroundings, you’ll design your own studies, explore your chosen field, make academic connections and develop unique and impressive doctoral work.

See more about research degrees at UCA

Mature students
If you are a mature student and would like to know more about applying and studying at UCA please see our guide for mature students for more information.