LJMU

PhD studies

ART LABS

Study for your PhD with ART LABS

ART LABS offers contemporary and innovative approaches to professional research, art practice and advanced study

With rich resources and a supportive research environment, ART LABS (Artistic Research and Technologies Labs) attracts talented international PhD students from a variety of creative disciplines.

As an ART LABS’ PhD student, not only will you benefit from our longstanding relationships with leading galleries, museums and the creative industries in the region, you’ll also receive training and development support as part of your postgraduate research supervision.

You’ll also be welcomed into our vibrant interdisciplinary research environment, have the opportunity to collaborate with creative organisations and undertake research projects with nationally and internationally recognised researchers, historians, theorists and professional practitioners.

Our PhD students enjoy access to a number of conferences and symposiums, including Excessive Research – an international symposium organised by the Exhibition Research Lab. In 2015, the symposium was attended by 20 international research students and resulted in the publication of a peer-reviewed newspaper.

Similarly, architecture students organise the Architecture Society Group, which attracts acclaimed architects such as: Faustino, Space Cavier, Filip Dujardin, David Adjaye, Pernilla Orhstedt, Rachel Armstrong and Liam Young.

About ART LABS

ART LABS focuses on contemporary issues and ideas in international art and design practice. The Centre is engaged in a variety of research activity, from curatorial practice and conferences to events and fellowships. ART LABS’ supports researchers to develop work that has direct relevance to our lives and the broader community.

The research Centre has a strong collaborative culture and ART LABS’ staff continually work with internationally renowned researchers.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment, 19% of our art and design unit of assessment was considered world class, while 78% was ranked internationally excellent.