Creative Arts - Creative Practice

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Ph. D. Blended
36 months
13200 GBP/year
5300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Creative Arts - Creative Practice programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has practice at the forefront of the research through testing defined methodologies, developing your own personal and professional curiosity in a specific area of academic interest, to gain invaluable skills and knowledge to progress your career and creative goals.



Ultimately to make a contribution to new and original knowledge in your chosen field; in a supportive framework within a supervisory team, who will help you develop your research topic and keep you on track.

At level seven specific research methods are introduced and developed according to the specific intention of each individual student. Planning and management of projects are tested according to the direction of the research. Developments in practice are scaled to suit the wider goals for level eight, but also be in keeping with expectations for masters level study

At level eight the research focus is articulated towards approval by a Research Degree board. Pilots projects are tested through rigorous planning and techniques are explored through practice, context and reflective evaluation.

Student are thereby prepared for the Creative Arts - Creative Practice programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) whereby they fully realise a practice-based doctorate arts project that makes a significant contribution to original knowledge. Leading through to the Viva Voce whereby the individual is able to defend their specific contribution to original knowledge. 

Programme Structure

Courses included

  •  Creative Practice
  • Research 
  •  Project Management and Planning 
  • Strategic Management
  •  Practice as Research Methodology and Methods
  • Diagnostic Pilot Arts Project 
  • Doctorate Arts Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for entry to level seven are welcome with qualifications in subjects acrossthe arts and are required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to creativepractice. If applicants do not have the preferred entry qualifications, they will be consideredwith equivalent qualifications or if they can demonstrate how they will benefit from this courseand achieve timely completion.

Applicants who already possess an equivalent master’s level degree may gain direct entry tothe level eight modules (the practitioner-researcher component of the course) if there issufficient parity between the existing degree and the proposed practitioner-research.Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accreditation of Prior ExperientialLearning (APEL) may be claimed in relation to this course up to a maximum of 180 Level 7Credits.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Part-time: £2,650 per year (UK/EU)


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