The Master’s of Research (MRes) RCA offers early-career research students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery in the theory, methods and practice of research within an art and design environment.

MRes RCA degrees are offered in all four Schools (ArchitectureCommunication, Design, and Art & Humanities) and are designed to provide early-career researchers with the intellectual, technical and professional tools with which to complete high-quality research projects, whether at doctoral level or within the cultural and creative industries, working across traditional sociocultural, disciplinary and sectoral boundaries.

MRes RCA programmes are delivered through a combination of: structured learning, comprising of lectures and master-classes by practitioners and senior academics; workshop classes based around a set task (a ‘brief’); 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.

For more information visit the individual pathway pages:

MRes RCA: Architecture PathwayMRes RCA: Communication Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Fine Art Pathway | MRes RCA: Humanities Pathway

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Click here to apply online.

Please note we are unable to offer UK Tier 4 Visas for international students undertaking a two-year, part-time Master’s of Research. Students studying full-time will be eligible to apply for a UK Tier 4 visa.