Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for 2019/20 entry are laid out below.

The College receives a subsidy from the UK Government for UK and EU students, which enables it to charge a reduced fee. 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)

EU Students

EU students applying to English universities for 2019 entry will benefit from the current system of postgraduate loans and pay the same fees as UK students, for the duration of their programme.

For more information, including frequently asked questions following the results of the UK Referendum held in June 2016, see EU Students.

Graduate Diploma Fees

120 credit programme, full-time over 30 weeks

New Students – £18,800

Home, EU and International students who have completed a Graduate Diploma at the College and progress immediately onto an RCA Master's programme will be eligible for a £1,000 discount on tuition fees for a 45 week MA/ MRes, £1,000 per year for a 2-year MA and £1,500 for a 15-month MA.

MA Fees

15-month Programme

240-credit programme, full-time over 15 months

Overseas
New Students –  £34,000

Home and EU  (subsidised)
New Students – £14,500

2-year Programme

240-credit programme, full-time over 2 years

Overseas 
New Students – £28,400 per year (£56,800 total fee)

Home and EU  (subsidised)
New Students – £9,500 per year (£19,000 total fee)

Channel Islands and Isle of Man (subsidised)
New Students – £14,200 (£28,400 total fee)

Progression Discount

Home, EU and International students who have completed a Graduate Diploma at the College and progress immediately onto an RCA Master's programme will be eligible for a £1,000 discount on tuition fees for a 45 week MA/MRes, £1,000 per year for a 2-year MA and £1,500 for a 15-month MA.

MA/MSc Fees•

Global Innovation Design and Innovation Design Engineering, jointly awarded with Imperial College London.

Innovation Design Engineering

240-credit programme, full time over two years. 

Overseas
New Students – £28,400 in 2019/20, £32,000* in 2020/21 (£60,400 total fee)

Home and EU (subsidised) 
New Students – £9,500 in 2019/20, £13,650* in 2020/21 (£23,150 total fee)

* Imperial fees are subject to an inflationary uplift, calculated from the RPI for April 2020 and may vary slightly from the value published here; exact fees are to be confirmed in June 2020.

Global Innovation Design**

240-credit programme, full time over two years. 

Overseas
New Students – £30,400 in 2019/20, £34,000* in 2020/21 (£64,400 total fee)

Home and EU (subsidised) 
New Students – £11,500 in 2019/20, £15,650** in 2020/21 (£27,150 total fee)

* Imperial fees are subject to an inflationary uplift, calculated from the RPI for April 2020 and may vary slightly from the value published here; exact fees are to be confirmed in June 2020.

** GID students are subject to a £2,000 supplementary fee (included in the above details) due to the higher costs of delivering the programme

Progression Discount

Home, EU and International students who have completed a Graduate Diploma at the College and progress immediately onto an RCA Master's programme will be eligible for a £1,000 per year for a 2-year MA.

MRes Fees

MRes RCA

180-credit programme, full-time over 45 weeks

Overseas 
New Students – £32,800

Home and EU (subsidised)
New Students – £12,350

MRes Healthcare & Design

180-credit programme, part-time over 2 years

Overseas
New Students –  £14,850 per year (£29,700 total fee)

Home and EU (subsidised)
New Students – £5,950 per year (£11,900 total fee)

Progression Discount

Home, EU and International students who have completed a Graduate Diploma at the College and progress immediately onto an RCA Master's programme will be eligible for a £1,000 discount on tuition fees for a 45 week MA/MRes.

MPhil and PhD Fees

Overseas 
New Students – £28,400 per year

Home and EU (subsidised) 
New Students – £9,500 per year

Channel Islands and Isle of Man (subsidised)
New Students – £14,200 per year

Progression Discount

Full-time Home, EU and International students who have completed a Master’s degree at the College will be eligible for a £1,000 discount on tuition fees for up to three years of study, when starting a Research degree within five years of graduation.

Post Experience Programme

Full time fee – £28,400

CONTACT

+44 (0)20 7590 4444 

admissions@rca.ac.uk

Student making adjustments to a project
Student at Work, 2015
Photographer: Richard Haughton