University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures is aimed at enthusiastic and agile designers who want to concentrate their practice on working strategically and creatively as agents of positive change. Design is realized via the disciplines of communication, strategy, interaction and innovation; placing systems-thinking at its core. You will be invited to explore and question these disciplines in relation to the global systems they inhabit, looking at the environment, materiality, empathy, ethics and responsibility as they are set within broad and dynamic socio-cultural, economic and political contexts. The course design methodologies combine rigorous research approaches with a ?lean start-up? attitude to exploring, managing, and enterprising. Through collaboration (with peers, industry partners and organizations) and via co-design with stakeholders, you'll learn to connect, frame, reimagine and plan for transformation. You will be given opportunities to participate in a diverse range of experiences including workshops, presentation, exhibitions, symposia, knowledge exchange and skills sharing. Teaching is led by course teams who draw on expertise in social innovation, sustainable design, design activism and design theory and practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,890 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,890 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £19,930 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree at 2:1 or first-class; Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and reading, and 5.5 in writing and listening.