MRes Entrance Requirements

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Candidates for all taught postgraduate courses are assessed on their existing qualities as demonstrated in their work and in their interview, as well as on their potential to benefit from the course and to achieve required standards overall. The assessment will consider: creativity, imagination and innovation evident in the work; ability to articulate the intentions of the work; intellectual engagement in relevant areas; appropriate technical skills; and overall interview performance, including oral use of English.

Candidates should have a good first degree in a related subject. We welcome applications from students of all ages, and view both prior academic and professional experience as valuable.

Online Application

Online applications should be submitted with a CV and a brief (500-word) statement that outlines your motivation for applying and your engagement with the subject.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who do not speak English as their first language are required to produce evidence that within the previous two years they have achieved an IELTS exam score of 6.5 with 6 in writing.

Interview (If Invited)

The Programme will contact you if you have been shortlisted and invite you to an interview. You may be asked to bring to interview a selection of recent work or work in progress.

In exceptional circumstances, offers may be made without interview to candidates who: 

  • Have already graduated with a mark equivalent to First Class degree from a recognised institution in a related subject, or show exceptional promise to achieve a high classification in undergraduate study
  • Significant independent experience, demonstrate recognition e.g. design prizes, professional experience
  • Evidence of high standards of work, attention to detail and critical thinking in portfolio and written application
  • Strong English language skills (e.g. completion of a degree in a majority English speaking country)
  • Have previously succeeded at interview for that programme.

Candidates for all taught postgraduate courses are assessed on their existing qualities as demonstrated in their work and in their interview, as well as on their potential to benefit from the course and to achieve required standards overall. The assessment will consider: creativity, imagination and innovation evident in the work; ability to articulate the intentions of the work; intellectual engagement in relevant areas; appropriate technical skills; and overall interview performance, including oral use of English.

Candidates should have a good first degree in a related subject. We welcome applications from students of all ages, and view both prior academic and professional experience as valuable.

Online applications should be submitted with a CV and a brief (500-word) statement that outlines your motivation for applying and your engagement with the subject.

Candidates who do not speak English as their first language are required to produce evidence that within the previous two years they have achieved an IELTS exam score of 6.5 with 6 in writing.

Fore further information or to arrange a conversation about the MRes degree, email design-mres@rca.ac.uk