Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

Research is an important part of the Animation programme's activity, in which staff and students are involved. Animation welcomes research applications to contribute to the development of an innovative Animation Research environment. The MPhil and PhD students follow their own bespoke research route supported by the programme and the wider College. Students attend a research methods course alongside research students and staff from across the College to develop their expertise and methods of investigating their field. Each research student is guided by 1 or more supervisors and additional specialist advisers.

Course Modules

Current or recent areas of research include: Animation and the real (documentary Animation); visual narratives; landscape, environment and culture; analogue/digital; moving image.

Course Additional Entry

For MPhil: normally a good relevant undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification. For PhD: Master's degree or equivalent qualification; initial registration is usually for MPhil. Exceptionally, other qualifications may be approved, providing that the Academic Board for Concessions and Discipline (ABCD) is satisfied that the applicant has the ability to pursue the programme of research successfully. Candidates who do not speak English as their 1st language will be required to provide evidence that they have achieved at least 93 in the TOEFL internet based test with an additional writing test score of TWE 24 or an IELTS exam score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time
MPhil £27,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time
MPhil £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £27,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees