External News

8 July 2016

The Victoria and Albert Museum/Royal College of Art MA in History of Design is delighted to announce three additional scholarships for students joining the programme in autumn 2016.

The V&A/RCA History of Design programme is internationally recognised as the leading centre for postgraduate study of the history of design and material culture. We offer ground-breaking tools and approaches for studying design and material culture in everyday life, across a global geography from 1400 to the present.

The two-year, full-time MA programme and MPhil and PhD research degrees are jointly offered by two world-leading centres for scholarship and creativity. We excel in artefact-based study, and embrace history that is public-facing, experimental and committed to scholarly excellence.

Some of our graduates continue on to PhDs and teach and research in universities worldwide. Others work as curators in museums, galleries and specialist collections, as writers, journalists and researchers and in consulting, design management and policy.

We are delighted to offer three new scholarships:

The Sylvia Lennie England Award

Eligibility: Non-UK, non-EU students who intend to research an aspect of the Renaissance and Early Modern period during their time on the V&A/RCA MA in History of Design and will join the MA in autumn 2016.

Award: Up to £10,000 per year towards fees, for each of the two years of the MA. 

Total number of awards: 1

The V&A Fashion History Awards 

Eligibility: UK or EU students who intend to research an aspect of fashion history during their time on the V&A/RCA MA in History of Design and will join the MA in autumn 2016.

Award: Up to £4,500 towards fees, in the first year of the MA.

Total number of awards: 2

To apply for either scholarship, please email a 200-word statement to hod@rca.ac.uk by Thursday 14 July, 2016. In the statement, please outline your appropriateness for the scholarship, including your relevant research interests, and explain how receiving the scholarship would further your academic and career plans.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 14 July, 2016

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the week commencing Monday, 18 July.

For further information about the programme please visit http://www.rca.ac.uk/schools/school-of-humanities/hod/. To apply or with specific questions, please contact hod@rca.ac.uk. 


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