PhD Study

Our early career researcher community is lively and we have currently more than 38 PhD candidates studying with members of the centre. In partnership with departments, faculties and schools, we have regular research seminars and social networking opportunities for PhD researchers.

If you are interested in working with us on a PhD project, please get in touch. We would love to explore your research aspirations with you. Contact details of our researchers are at

We offer traditional PhDs, Practice-as-Research PhDs, PhDs by published work, and professional doctorates. You can study for your research degree either full time or part time and, in many cases, by distance learning. There may also be an option for a bursary.

For more information about types of projects, see

Disciplines that our PhD candidates draw their research from include

  • Arts and Design
  • Film, Media and Music
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Digital Arts
  • Games and Esports

Example of research topics are listed at

And we have pages guiding you through the application process at