Design for Cultural Commons

London Metropolitan University

12 months
13250 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Design for Cultural Commons MA course at London Metropolitan University is ideal if you are critical of current inequalities within companies and institutions that shape our lives. 


Why study this Design for Cultural Commons course at London Metropolitan University?

This MA addresses this through developing new innovative, socially ethical and applied practice models or influencing existing institutions towards a more equitable society. The models are based on methods of co-design, collaboration and conflict embedded in the city. This course is predominantly practice and project based with an injection of theory to offer criticality to the work produced.

After the course

Should students want to gain employment they will have opportunities in:

  • UN-Habitat agencies
  • Local Government
  • Partners established during the MA
  • Organisations through European Commons network
  • Transition towns
  • Government research on future of cities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Citizenship and Social Justice
  • Commoning Practice 
  • History and Theory of Commons
  • Project: Enacting the Commons 
  • Economics of Place 
  • History and Theory of Human Rights 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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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.
Lower Second Class

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • 2.1/2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject discipline
  • If you have low qualifications but a portfolio of substantial relevant experience in the field of Commons or similar discourse you will be asked for an interview to demonstrate your competency for a postgraduate course on the Commons.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • UK/EU: £995 per 20 credits
  • International: £1,470 per 20 credits


Our team of specialist advisers aim to make your time at the University as affordable and stress-free as possible. You can come in and see us even before applying, and we can help you with your applications for funding to support your studies.

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