Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

The School welcomes applications for research degree study for MPhil from all areas of art, design and related disciplines that demonstrate the potential for advanced research and critical practice in the field of communication. Projects that explore topical issues through both practice and theory are particularly encouraged.

MPhil students follow their own bespoke research route within the School, supported by expertise from staff within the School and the wider College. Students on our new MRes (Communication Design) are guided through a well-planned curriculum and are supported through both local and College-wide expertise.

The School of Communication provides a weekly seminar series ?Methods of Intent? where interdisciplinary and specialist methods and methodologies are introduced. In addition the series draws upon research expertise of those outside the RCA, but also from our own student and staff. At the end of each year, the School also holds an intensive two-day programme of research workshops bringing the research community together.

MPhil students share a multi-disciplinary, ?hot-desking? studio, which provides a quiet space for students to develop their ideas. Research students use the facilities at the College, while also accessing specialist facilities, archives and resources further afield related to their research. Students have full use of the School?s specialist workshops (digital print, animation, moving image, sound, letterpress) and labs (information experience design, animation, visual communication) to produce and present their practical work.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-09. 2019-SEP-09.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £9,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £9,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £28,400 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must normally have obtained a good relevant undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. The College recognises as an equivalent qualification any degree, diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualification awarded by a university or other higher education establishment.
  • International entry requirements: Students must normally have obtained a good relevant undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. The College recognises as an equivalent qualification any degree, diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualification awarded by a university or other higher education establishment. Students who do not speak English as their first language will be required to provide evidence that within the previous two years they have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 6.5 in writing, or equivalent for MPhil level.
  • IELTS score: 6.5