GID is a multidisciplinary, transnational Programme and graduates are awarded both an MA from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and an MSc from Imperial College London (ICL). It is jointly run by the two institutions, and each student also spends two terms overseas at two of our global partners – either at Keio University in Tokyo followed by the Pratt Institute in New York, or at Tsinghua University in Beijing followed by Nanyang Technical University in Singapore – each contributing to a rich mix of perspectives on design, engineering, business and culture.
The Programme supports a collaborative approach that involves multidisciplinary teams working to combine skills in design and technology to solve real world challenges. Immersed in a mix of global cultures, our graduates become experts in the observation, operation and synthesis of cultural insights and go on to be unique innovators.
The Programme offers:
- a double Master’s: MA and MSc
- a diverse and international programme of study and interdisciplinary cohort
- an opportunity to work on developing personal interests, with routes to impact through enterprise and commercialisation support
- leadership skills for design-related enterprises operating in international environments
- an alumni network in international corporations, global consultancies as well as new self-started enterprises.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Applied Engineering Design
- Global Innovation Design Theory & Methodology
- Global Identity Development
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
This programme starts earlier then other MA programmes. There is a five-week induction in London in July, and then the Pratt semester starts at the end of August.
DisciplinesDesign Innovation Management View 416 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Global Innovation Design applicants normally need to have at least a UK honours degree at 2:1 level (or the equivalent) in any subject relevant to innovation. It is normally desirable for applicants to have some relevant work experience.
- In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this degree qualification will be considered (for example, excellent professional experience or outstanding creative or technical abilities). Special Cases for Admissions will require (unanimous) approval from the GID Entrance Examination Board. A recommendation from the GID Entrance Examination Board will then require approval by the RCA’s Academic Board for Concessions and Discipline (ABCD).
- Interview (if invited)
International30000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 30000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA12400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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