Sustainable Design

University of Brighton

M.A. On Campus
12 months
15156 GBP/year
6624 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On this Sustainable Design course offered by University of Brighton designers and creatives use practice-based design research to examine the challenges of sustainable development and present original ideas for more sustainable futures.



Sustainable Design course offered by University of Brighton provides a stimulating environment that will encourage you to explore and challenge existing ideas and develop new propositions for sustainable development.

Throughout the course, you will gain knowledge and skills in speculative and critical design, design research and business-focused design innovation. You will leave us with the confidence and aspirations needed to become an effective agent of change – ready to enter a world where sustainable development forms the foundations of good design.


After graduation, many students secure influential positions within major global businesses, charities and NGOs. Previous students include:

  • a product designer for Thammasorn in Bangkok, Thailand
  • an assistant professor at Suwon Science College in Hwasung, South Korea
  • a media designer at AKT II

Programme Structure

Areas of study:
  • Sustainable Design: Present(s)
  • Research Methods
  • Studio
  • Sustainable Design: Future(s)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must demonstrate through their personal statement within the application form and, where appropriate, at interview a clear motivation to engage with issues of sustainability and design through demonstrating:

  • an ability to articulate individual perceptions and understandings of sustainable design
  • an ability to positively engage in critical discussion regarding their and its broader implications in relation to sustainability
  • to present a body of work that demonstrates experience and competency
  • an ambition to critically appraise and develop their practice within the context of sustainability.
Candidates will normally have a previous degree, although this does not have to be in a design subject, or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15156 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15156 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6624 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6624 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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