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Service Design

Royal College of Art

15 months
25600 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Service Design from Royal College of Art is built on an academic foundation of design methodologies and principles that is applied to real scenarios through partner organisations working in enterprise, social and public roles who bring real issues and opportunities that respond to current and future disruption or innovation. 


Service Design from Royal College of Art equips students with the tools to provide human insight, create and prototype new futures and an understanding of complex systems to become an effective changemaker in the modern world. You will develop your practice through exploration of service design theory, intellectual critique and experience of working in the real contexts of live projects.

Students at Service Design from Royal College of Art will:

  • Develop visionary, responsible, and deliverable service solutions to the challenges and opportunities of society.
  • Demonstrate consideration of the environment and use of technology based on empathy and systems thinking and develop both strategic interventions to deliver measurable impact. 
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles and methods of service design and apply them effectively to their own practice and the evolving discipline of service design.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Service Design Seminars 
  • Service Design Methods and Tools
  • Service & Value 
  • Service Science 
  • Service Ecosystems
  • Social Innovation
  • Systems Analysis
  • Design Management
  • General System Theory
  • People in Services 
  • Service Business and Strategy
  • Collaborative and Final Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  You should have a BA, BSc or similar or minimum of five years professional experience
  • Portfolio requirements
  • English-language requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32000 GBP for the full programme during 15 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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