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Royal College of Art

  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • SizeS

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Established in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s oldest art and design university in continuous operation, with a tradition of innovation and excellence in creative education.
In 2019, the RCA was ranked as the number one Art and Design university in the world – for the fifth consecutive year – by the QS World University Subject Rankings. 

The RCA is wholly postgraduate, offering a Graduate Diploma conversion programme and Master’s, MPhil, MRes and PhD degrees. Based around the four Schools of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Communication and Design, the broad range of disciplines on offer is based on a strong foundation of practice-based research and integrates STEAM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics - providing a unique and transformative experience. 

Our London campus is spread throughout the heart of one of the world’s most creative cities, with sites in the historic surroundings of Kensington, the future-thinking hub of White City and the cultural quarter in Battersea. Surrounded by some of the most important cultural institutions – from the BBC to the V&A, the Serpentine Gallery and the Natural History Museum – and leading creative spaces, inspiration is just outside the studio doors. 

About

Established in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s oldest art and design university in continuous operation, with a tradition of innovation and excellence in creative education.
In 2019, the RCA was ranked as the number one Art and Design university in the world – for the fifth consecutive year – by the QS World University Subject Rankings. 

The RCA is wholly postgraduate, offering a Graduate Diploma conversion programme and Master’s, MPhil, MRes and PhD degrees. Based around the four Schools of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Communication and Design, the broad range of disciplines on offer is based on a strong foundation of practice-based research and integrates STEAM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics - providing a unique and transformative experience. 

Our London campus is spread throughout the heart of one of the world’s most creative cities, with sites in the historic surroundings of Kensington, the future-thinking hub of White City and the cultural quarter in Battersea. Surrounded by some of the most important cultural institutions – from the BBC to the V&A, the Serpentine Gallery and the Natural History Museum – and leading creative spaces, inspiration is just outside the studio doors. 

University highlights

Royal College of Art is one of the top Public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #N/A in QS Global World Rankings 2012.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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

Ranking criteria

99.6
Overall
100
Academic Reputation
96.2
Employer Reputation

Scholarships

Yes
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