The tuition fee for the 2014/15 academic year is laid out below. The full fee for 2014/15 is £27,900. Tuition Fees for 2015/16 will be confirmed in December 2014.
UK and EU students receive a subsidy from the British Government and pay a reduced fee. UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee bursary to help meet the cost of their fees. For more information see Bursaries & Other Funds. To qualify for the home or EU rate of tuition fees you will need to meet certain strict conditions related to your nationality, visa status and residency.
To find out more about how fee status is assessed, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
OverseasNew Students – £27,900
2nd years in 2014/15 – £26,900
3rd year in 2014/15 – £26,900
4th year in 2014/15 – £27,900
5th year in 2014/15 – £26,900
Home and EU
New Students – £9,000
2nd years in 2014/15 – £9,000
3rd year in 2014/15 – £9,000
4th year in 2014/15 – £7,800
5th year in 2014/15 – £6,800
Channel Islands and Isle of Man
New Students – £13,950
2nd years in 2014/15 – £13,450
Post Experience Programme
Full time fee – £27,900
The MA/MSc Global Innovation Design is subject to a supplementary fee of £2,000 per annum in addition to the standard postgraduate Master's fees (see above) because of the higher costs involved in delivering a programme in three countries.
Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ)
From 2008/9 public funding was withdrawn for students studying towards a degree that was equivalent to or lower than a qualification already held, regardless of where this degree was obtained or how it was funded.
Students who already hold a Master's level degree (including Integrated Master's degrees) or a higher level degree (e.g. PhD) and who then choose to study towards an MA at the RCA will be classified as an ELQ student.
The tuition fee for Home/EU students taking an equivalent or lower qualification is the same as that for Overseas students. In 2014/15 this is £27,900. For continuing 2nd years in 2014/15 fees are £26,900
The only exceptions are:
- students who will be in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance for their course at the RCA
- Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) and Global Innovation Design (GID) students who hold an MEng as their highest qualification on entry to the College
These students will pay fees at the Home/EU rate as above.
IDE students who hold a Master's level degree or a higher level degree (e.g. PhD) which is not an MEng will pay the RCA Overseas fee in the first year (£27,900 for 2014/15) and the Imperial College Home/EU fee in the second year (currently £9,000)
GID students who hold a Master's level degree or a higher level degree (e.g. PhD) which is not an MEng will pay the RCA Overseas fee plus the £2,000 supplement in the first year (£29,900 for 2014/15) and the Imperial College Home/EU fee plus the £2,000 supplement in the second year (currently £11,000)
If you have any queries about ELQ status, please contact Admissions on +44 (0)20 7590 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)20 7590 4444