Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

City Design is a 15-month MA Programme aimed at an emerging generation of architects and allied design professionals interested in the convergence of new social, technical and spatial innovations, and harnessing their potential to generate alternative forms of urban life.

The MA City Design programme aims to:

? redefine city design practice and become a leading programme of city design, contributing to the radical re-invention of contemporary knowledge, research and practice of urban design and architecture; Programme Specification 3 ? provide a unique social and working environment that encourages students to demonstrate and develop their research, technical and design skills, while advancing their professional practice and academic abilities; ? maintain a working and research ethos where students develop their individual skills while learning to work with others in a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment; ? create an outstanding academic platform that provides students with systematic and in-depth knowledge and understanding of city design, architectural research and practice informed by contemporary debates, scholarship and design practices; ? provide students with research skills that allows them to pursue independent research and to apply advanced, practice-based knowledge to the field of city design and architecture; ? provide students with critical skills that allows them to position their own design practice within the field and to evaluate and critically frame current city design knowledge, scholarship, theoretical and practice-based research; ? initiate design-led experimentation that incorporates science, technology and visualization in the re-definition of city making models; ? propose a pedagogical model based on the synthesis of written and design research in the formulation of new research hypotheses, design briefs and city making models; ? to provide students with the social, academic and technical skills to operate in a competitive, multi-disciplinary, professional environment.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-09.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £34,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have achieved a high-quality first degree, preferably in Architecture, although other backgrounds will also be considered. Evidence of intellectual and professional curiosity and a readiness to engage in a rigorous and demanding two years is essential.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have achieved a high-quality first degree, preferably in Architecture, although other backgrounds will also be considered. Evidence of intellectual and professional curiosity and a readiness to engage in a rigorous and demanding two years is essential. Students should have an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE).
  • IELTS score: 6.5