Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

MPhil and PhD by project and thesis are offered; current or recent areas of research include: relocating the sculptural object in narrative fiction, beauty composition and the formless, an exploration into conventions of perspective, composition, the picture plane and the construction of illusions, the restorative role of the art work, representing narcissus: contemporary reflections in the process of self'recognition, defining and incorporating relational models with sculptural practice.

Course Modules

Current or recent areas of research include: relocating the sculptural object in narrative fiction; beauty composition and the formless; an exploration into conventions of perspective, composition, the picture plane and the construction of illusions; the restorative role of the art work; representing narcissus; contemporary reflections in the process of self'recognition; defining and incorporating relational models with sculptural practice.

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 £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £27,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £27,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees