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Royal College of Art: Global Innovation Design MA/MSc

Institution Royal College of Art
Department School of Design
Telephone 020 7590 4444
Study type Taught


A joint Master's programme between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Join Creative catalysts designing innovation-led solutions for social change. Study at the number one ranked art and design university and #7 ranked university globally.

Global Innovation Design is offered jointly by the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London and provides an international style of learning and a unique and cultural context. Our vision is to provide you with an experience that is unparalleled in the world, nurturing you to be a design leader and creative catalyst who delivers positive social, environmental, economic and cultural change.

The programme consists of six terms of study across two years. Students spend four terms in London and two terms abroad studying at partner institutions: - Keio University in Tokyo or Tsinghua University in Beijing, and

  • Pratt Institute in New York or Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

We revolve around leading international centres of innovation which collectively offer students a unique educational mix characterised by multidisciplinary intakes, shared values, complementary approaches and distinct expertise. We foster innovation that provides practical solutions to real-world issues, and our project themes in each location reflect local design culture, commercial interests and social challenges.

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.

  • Imperial College London is ranked #7 in QS Global World University Rankings.


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