UCA Epsom

Research degrees

MPhil 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time / PhD 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

Research proposals are invited in the following areas across our four campuses:


  • Urban regeneration and the politics of the environment
  • Architecture and modernism
  • Interior architecture
  • Issues in the pedagogy of architecture.

Arts, Media and Communication Design

  • Animation
  • Time based and digital media
  • Colour theory
  • Photography
  • Contemporary photographic theory and practice
  • Experimental film
  • Contemporary video theory
  • Technology and visual culture
  • Concepts of temporality.

Contemporary Crafts

  • Ceramics and textiles.


  • Design management
  • Graphic and digital media
  • Sustainable product design
  • Design branding and modes of consumption
  • Applied arts
  • Leisure software design and electronic arts.

Fashion and Textiles

  • Conceptual and experimental fashion
  • Discourses related to textile materiality, textile narratives and textile cultures
  • Intersections between fashion, body, art and/or performance
  • Anglo-Japanese textiles
  • Textile within the fields of cultural identity and gender
  • Textile traditions as related to innovative textile practices and materials
  • Fashion and industry
  • Fashion design and trend
  • Fashion promotion
  • Fashion product innovation
  • Fashion marketing.

Fine Art

  • Contemporary theory and criticism
  • Public art
  • Art and the environment
  • Contemporary landscape
  • Digital arts
  • Painting and technology
  • Sculptural practices and installation.

Visual Identity and New Media

  • New media narratives and articulations of culture, identity, gender, the self
  • New media practices within fashion and textile
  • Digital/virtual media environments
  • Visual identity and new media representation.

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