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Cambridge School of Art PhD programme

Our research degrees and supervision
Our postgraduate researchers and activities
PhD project opportunities
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Making your application

Find and contact a potential supervisor, find out how to apply for a postgraduate research degree, and explore funding options.

If you have any questions about applying for a research degree, we're here to help. Email our faculty's postgraduate research recruitment team at [email protected]

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Find out more about postgraduate research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Why study for a research degree at ARU?

Expert staff

ARU submitted research in 16 subject areas in the REF 2021. Nine of these were judged to have achieved world-leading 'impact', and every subject area included some research rated as world-leading.

Find out more about our life-changing research

Support and guidance

ARU's Doctoral School provides a supportive research environment where all postgraduate research students can excel. Take advantage of advice, networking opportunities, and more.

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An enriching research environment

Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, a comprehensive Research Development Programme, careers advice, and more.

Find out more about our research environment