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Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures MA

Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Researching and framing (20 Credits)
Social impact and enterprise (40 Credits)
Co-design for sustainable futures (40 Credits)
Collaborative unit (20 Credits)
Design in action major project (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,220

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£22,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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

With impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. There are six Colleges around the city across 14 sites which offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. The Colleges are: Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of...more

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