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Royal College of Art MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering (with Imperial College London)
Royal College of Art

MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering (with Imperial College London)

London, United Kingdom

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

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* “As the RCA received a high number of applications we encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your place on your programme”

* visit the RCA website to find out about fees for this programme as well as scholarship and funding opportunities

Summer Graduate Exhibition – RCA2024


To provide prospective students with opportunities to find out about the RCA experience and programmes we run several on-campus and online open days and recruitment events in various countries around the world.

Innovation through synergy between creativity, science and technology to create value for society.

The MA/ MSc Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme is a unique double Master’s Programme that has been run jointly with Imperial College London for 40 years.

The programme aims to create a new type of innovator, one who will be a global leader in the integration of design, engineering, science and enterprise, and distinctively positioned to tackle the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous challenges society and the planet face. IDE is about transformation: the transformation of the individual into a fiercely curious, open-minded, empathic, analytical and motivated individual who can lead teams to produce transformative results; transformation of the practices that transcend disciplinary boundaries through the utilisation of highly creative, practical and iterative processes; and transformation of the understanding of how past, present and future contextual factors can help identify issues and opportunities as a basis for generating outputs that will create lasting impact for humanity and the planet.

We foster a collaborative approach involving transdisciplinary teamwork and encourage collaboration with industry and a wide range of stakeholders in innovation ecosystems. IDE is also about nurturing a supportive, empathic culture – the IDE family – not only while you study, but through our extensive alumni network.

Meet the RCA

We host a range of online and on-campus open days as well as recruitment events in cities around the world. These events can include 1-to-1 meetings and portfolio advice, informal chats, presentations and sessions with staff, students and alumni. Check the Check the RCA event webpage for details of upcoming events.

Next on-campus open day: Saturday 20 January, 2024.



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