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Global Innovation Design MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Engineering Design

Course type


Course Summary

The MA Global Innovation Design is a joint Master's course between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. You receive a double Master's – an MSc from Imperial and an MA from the RCA. It is a unique, transnational initiative which brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: Europe, North America and Asia. The programme is world class design collaboration between six internationally-renowned academic institutions. Each partner brings distinct expertise and complementary approaches to design, engineering, technology and business, with an emphasis on internationally-oriented design and innovation. You are able to work in three Global locations with partner universities following one of two routes. Students on both routes will start their GID experience in London, then travel on to Asia, spending a term in Tokyo or Beijing.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


21 months

Start date



An opportunity for you to write a significant piece of written work on a reflective theoretical subject related to your studies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree. They are required to have an aptitude for design or technology led-innovation. Professional experience or outstanding creative or technical abilities may be accepted in place of a degree in exceptional circumstances.