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Royal College of Art

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Kensington, London United Kingdom

Ranking

# 1QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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31Postgraduate programs

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About Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art is the world’s leading postgraduate art and design university, providing students with unrivalled opportunities to develop their practice, build their networks, enhance their career and to deliver art and design projects that transform the world.


A small, specialist and research-intensive postgraduate university based in the heart of London, the RCA champions the value of collaborative and interdisciplinary learning – as the first art and design university in the world to implement a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design and Maths) vision. We are committed to creating the next generation of creative leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

For eight consecutive years, the RCA has been ranked as the world’s number 1 art & design university in the QS World University subject rankings (2015-2022) - attracting artists, designers and communicators from across the globe.

About Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art is the world’s leading postgraduate art and design university, providing students with unrivalled opportunities to develop their practice, build their networks, enhance their career and to deliver art and design projects that transform the world.


A small, specialist and research-intensive postgraduate university based in the heart of London, the RCA champions the value of collaborative and interdisciplinary learning – as the first art and design university in the world to implement a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design and Maths) vision. We are committed to creating the next generation of creative leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

For eight consecutive years, the RCA has been ranked as the world’s number 1 art & design university in the QS World University subject rankings (2015-2022) - attracting artists, designers and communicators from across the globe.

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Rankings & ratings

Royal College of Art is one of the top public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #1 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2022.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2015
    #1
  • 2016
    #1
  • 2017
    #1
  • 2018
    #1
  • 2019
    #1
  • 2020
    #1
  • 2021
    #1
  • 2022
    #1

Available programs

Ranked the World\'s number one art and design university for eight consecutive years (2015-2022),  the Royal College of Art is the world’s most influential postgraduate university of art and design. Specialising in teaching and research, the RCA offers Graduate Diploma, MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD qualifications across the disciplines of fine art, architecture, applied art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 2,100 masters and doctoral students from 75 countries and more than 1,000 professionals interacting with them – including scholars, leading art and design practitioners, along with specialists, advisors and distinguished visitors. The RCA is the most concentrated community of artists, designers and communicators to be found anywhere; a community focused on art in a design environment and design in an art environment. At the College’s heart is a firm belief in project-based education, face-to-face teaching and learning and professional orientation. Our mission is to recruit talented students of great variety and complexity - whatever their background. www.rca.ac.uk

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