Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.
About the Programme
The MRes RCA Arts & Humanities Pathway introduces you to a range of practice-based research methods, in order to equip you for your future professional and research careers.
You’ll develop creative and critically engaged individual research projects that emerge from a broad range of arts-based practices: from painting, sculpture and performance to ceramics, installation, moving image and critical writing.
You’ll be able to forge strong networks with a range of peers, artists and academics within the School of Arts & Humanities research community and across the College.
Our programmes are delivered through a combination of structured learning, comprised of lectures and master-classes; workshop classes based around a set task; tutor-led seminar classes where students will be asked to reflect on material that they have read or studied in advance and project assignments that support the structured teaching programme.
Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications. The course welcomes candidates from all over the world and ages both prior academic and professional experience.
The selection process considers creativity, imagination, curiosity and the capability to reflect, criticise and innovate as demonstrated in the research statement and portfolio; it also assessed the potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high standards overall.
While it is not necessary to hold a relevant design degree, we welcome applicants interested in design research.
About the School
Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world.