Intelligent Mobility at Royal College of Art - UCAS

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Course summary

Creating design leaders with the skills to influence the future of the transport sectors. Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university.* The Intelligent Mobility MA programme builds on the rich history of vehicle design at the RCA and places this within the context of a number of emerging social, cultural and technical changes. These include the shift to autonomous systems, renewable power, demographic changes and the increasing synthesis between man and machine. The philosophy of this programme is to equip students to deliver critical solutions to holistic mobility needs and issues. Students work closely with mobility design practitioners, thought leaders and leading brands to ensure they have a thorough understanding of industrial practice and the opportunity to engage and influence critical questions relating to business, production and new models of ownership and use. Recent collaborations include: Audi, Bentley, Citroen, Hitachi Rail Europe, Jaguar, Kia, EXA, Sabic and TATA. The aim of this commercial, connected approach is to equip students to be practice leaders within the ‘third age’ of automotive and mobility design and the broad spectrum of mobility services and artefacts - forming a new generation of designers who have both the skill set and mind-set to operate as strategic leaders with a broad range of abilities and insight about their own ‘point-of-impact’ on an increasingly diverse industry. Alumni Our alumni form an international network of creative individuals who have shaped and continue to shape the world. These include:

  • Pratap Bose - Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer at Mahindra Group
  • Thomas Ingenlath - Chief Design Officer at Volvo Cars
  • Helen Emsley - Executive Director at Global GMC & Buick Design
  • Marek Reichman - Design Director at Aston Martin Lagonda
  • Peter Schreyer - Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors
  • Frank Stephenson - fmr Director of Design at McLaren and Alfa Romeo
  • David Woodhouse - Vice President at Nissan Design America
About the RCA The Royal College of Art, is an internationally renowned art and design university, providing students with unrivalled opportunities 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 is a high performing institution, a radical traditionalist in a fast paced world. The RCA's approach is founded on the premise that art, design creative thinking, science, engineering and technology must all collaborate to solve today's global challenges. *The RCA was named the world’s leading art and design university for the seventh consecutive year (2015-2021) in the QS World University subject rankings.

Entry requirements

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall. You’ll have completed or be in the final year of a first degree in an art and design (or related) subject. Alongside this, you’ll need 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. Visit the RCA website for full entry requirements.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need the equivalent of an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE).

Students achieving a grade of at least 6.0, with a grade of 5.5 in the Test of Written English, may be eligible to take the College’s English for Academic Purposes course to enable them to reach the required standard. You are exempt from this requirement if you have received a 2.1 degree or above from a university in a majority English-speaking nation within the last two years. If you need a Tier 4 visa to study at the RCA, you will also need to meet the Home Office’s minimum requirements for entry clearance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £13500 Whole course
England £13500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £13500 Whole course
Scotland £13500 Whole course
Wales £13500 Whole course
International £32000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Visit the programme page on the RCA website for details of fees for each year of this programme.

Sponsorship information

Visit the RCA website to find out more about scholarships and funding opportunities. Most RCA scholarships require you to submit your MA application in round 1.

Intelligent Mobility at Royal College of Art - UCAS