UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The MSc in DDI is the flagship programme for the newly established Global Disability Innovation Hub which brings together world leading expertise in disability, technology and innovation from across the three founding partners: UCL, Loughborough University London and the London College of Fashion. It naturally blends hard engineering skills with the necessary understanding of the global policy and societal contexts of disability. The first term will equip you with the core research methods, combined with a solid base in Future Global Technologies for Disability and Development. In the second term you will take part in a group project, take an option from a restricted range and develop your ability to build both marketing and business strategies to ensure your products, services or programmes are capable of delivering a sustainable, positive difference to disabled peoples? lives. The MSc DDI has been designed to appeal to a wide range of students, focussing on engineers wishing to enter the international development job market; and those working in international development wishing to understand how ICT and technology more generally can be harnessed to improve the lives of the world?s 1 billion disabled people. This multidisciplinary programme will create a new breed of graduates able to apply design thinking to the complex problem of disability.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,750 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £28,410 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Social Sciences from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Five years? experience of working in international development, design or assistive technology development. Students entering via route 2 will be required to attend an interview before being offered a place.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100