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MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures

MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures

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Full time


15 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

This course invites people from different creative backgrounds to come together around a shared interest in complex global issues, criticality, collective action and the future of design practice.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

Create real impact - this course invites you to generate work that will have a positive influence and impact on the world. At different scales and in different ways.

Collaborate widely - The open studio culture within this course will involve you working with people with a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences, from all over the world, inside and outside the university walls.

Expand your network and your mind - The course will introduce you to a range of people and places working in the field of social innovation and sustainable futures. Through workshops, talks, visits, exhibitions and events you will take a critical look at existing practice and theory while developing your own knowledge.

Figure out your unique values and purpose - This course will give you opportunities to explore what matters most to you, what change you want to make in the world now and in the future.

Future-facing skills - Develop a range of fundamental transferable skills such as design research, impact evaluation, participatory design, social entrepreneurship and critical analysis. Setting you up for your unique professional future as a responsible creative practitioner.


Explore an expansive range of theories, models, and literature around the subject of social innovation and sustainability. Dive into examples of practice and take a critical look at the past, present and future.

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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.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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