Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

Research degree students are welcomed into the School of Material, which has expanded its MPhil and PhD numbers; research students have a school based research leader, supervisor and specialist adviser; research specific activities form part of a wider pattern of lectures and seminars across the college, and the course is further enhanced by its extensive relationships with world'class academic, museum and industrial institutions; current or recent areas of research include: style in fashion design; historical and contemporary fashion cultures; the cultural meaning of clothing; sub'cultures, identity and style.

Course Modules

Current or recent areas of research: style in fashion design; historical and contemporary fashion cultures; the cultural meaning of clothing; subcultures, identity and style.

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
3 years
Full Time
PhD £27,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees