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Intelligent Mobility, M.A.

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  • 15 months
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Building on the success of the world-renowned Vehicle Design Programme at the RCA, Intelligent Mobility looks to the future of all forms of transportation design and places this in the context of an increasingly complex environment.

About

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34000 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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).

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