Applications are accepted for any area of study in the Contemporary Arts provided that supervision is available from an appropriate member of staff. LICA offers you the opportunity to undertake research integrating creative practice with theoretical or historical work, as well as offering more traditional research programmes assessed by thesis only. The relationship between theory and practice, whilst approached in different ways by different students, forms the central theme that links and shapes the Institute’s research priorities and orientation.
Your research training will be supported both by LICA and by Research Training Programmes offered by the Faculty. Our research is outward looking, involving the wider public, professionals, and policy makers in the development and benefits of research. New research initiatives have flourished and we take a proactive approach to increasing funding, linking research to Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and exploiting European and international opportunities.