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Textiles Research

The Textiles Research programme has expanded its MPhil and PhD numbers and has a well-established history of successful graduates and leading-edge researchers.

Research students have a senior tutor, supervisor and specialist adviser. Research-specific activities form part of a wider pattern of lectures and seminars across the College. The rich academic life is further enhanced by the extensive relationships we have with world-class academics, museums and industrial institutions. The presence of MPhil and PhD students continue to stimulate the culture of research, creativity, individualism and analysis which benefits the Textiles programme and the School of Design.

Current or Recent Areas of Research

  • innovative materials and process development for current and future applications
  • textile practice, pedagogy and theory
  • societal issues related to textiles and their context
  • contemporary, historical and cultural reflection of textiles, art and design

Follow these links for more information and guidance about Applying for a Research Degree at the RCA, the College's MPhil/PhD Application Process including details of  research proposal requirements and portfolio requirements (if applicable), and for full details of cross-college MPhil/PhD Entrance Requirements.