Student Research

The College offers a highly concentrated, subject specialist community of over 170 postgraduate research students studying towards MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees. 

The environment for research students guarantees access to excellence in research supervision, high-level resources including specialist workshops with technical and digital provision and facilities, as well as subject specific and generic research and KE training and career development.

Research Areas

There are four schools within the RCA all offering MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees. Follow the individual links below to find out further information on what each school can offer in terms of subject areas.

Architecture  |  Communication  |  Design  |  Arts & Humanities

Key Facts for Research Student Applicants

Tuition Fees

See Tuition Fees for the academic year 2017/18.

Registration Periods

Visit MPhil/PhD Registration Periods for further information.

Entry Requirements

Visit MPhil/PhD Entrance Requirements for further information. If you require any further advice on entry requirements please contact the Admissions team:

Application Process

Visit MPhil/PhD Application Process for an application schedule and Doing a Research Degree for guidance on researching your application. 

Before making an application it is highly advised that you contact a potential supervisor to ensure that the RCA has the expertise needed to support your research. See Staff research profiles for further detail on research interests.

Research Student Applicants