Our approach is to establish a critical learning environment in which projects and research focus on innovation and disruptive design outcomes. The MA Programme encourages a design-led, highly personal and ideological approach where key themes such as vehicle aesthetics, sustainability, emerging markets and human cultural factors can be met with impactful and relevant design proposals.
Starting from the traditional role of automotive and transportation (vehicle design), the ambition of the MA Programme is to create future design leaders who have the mindset and skill set required to influence this rapidly changing industry.
The Programme offers:
- globally recognised industry-leading MA with extensive industrial relationships through sponsored projects, internships and bursaries/awards. Recent collaborations include: Audi, Bentley, Citroen, Hitachi Rail Europe, Jaguar, Kia, EXA, Sabic and TATA
- numerous scholarships
- a strong teaching staff comprised of with diverse, high-level practitioner experience in global mobility and design brands
- close ties to the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre, a new multidisciplinary mobility research centre
- a world-leading multi-disciplinary design learning environment, working alongside RCA Programmes such as Fashion and Innovation Design Engineering
- an alumni network located in numerous top design positions globally.
More informationVisit official programme website
The RCA provides a unique environment for postgraduate art and design students to reflect upon their own practice, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. The role of Critical & Historical Studies (CHS) is to support the studio programmes in enabling these critical engagements to take place. The courses offered by CHS to first-year, studio-based MA students propose an intellectual framework within which they can begin to establish a coherent relationship between theory and practice.
In the autumn and spring terms there are a series of College-wide seminars and lectures. The autumn term series will relate to your particular discipline, whereas the spring term series will be more broad-based and cross-disciplinary in nature.
For more information, please visit programme website.
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesDesign Automotive Engineering User Experience Design View 416 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of a first degree in an art and design or related subject. You will need a proven commitment to the discipline, with a high level of self-motivation and evidence of independent study. You should possess a high standard of illustrative skills and an understanding of 3D form.
- Digital Portfolio
- Interview (if invited)
International34000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 34000 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
EU/EEA14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
UK and EU students receive a subsidy from the British Government and pay 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).
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.