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Design for Cultural Commons, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Design for Cultural Commons of London Metropolitan University is informed by an idea which has been around for hundreds of years. In a contemporary context of much inequality, the Commons discourse introduces models of sharing.

About

Design for Cultural Commons course of London Metropolitan University is about the assets that belong to everyone, forming resources that should benefit all, rather than being enclosed to just a few. You'll learn about how these shared assets are created, governed, used and distributed without overuse and abuse.

In the UK, commons, and co-production are referred to in government policies and tenders and are currently being discussed in the EU parliament. Beyond teaching you to initiate your commons projects and practice, you'll learn how to raise funds and make your practice sustainable in the long term.

The course will support you in gaining membership to the International Association for the Study of the Commons. This will enable you to gain awards, as well as access international collaboration opportunities and platforms for knowledge exchange following your MA.

We'll support you in applying for mentoring programmes following your MA, to develop your practice/initiative into a viable social enterprise.

Career:

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:
  • Commoning Practice 
  • History and Theory of Commons 
  • Project: Enacting the Commons 
  • Economics of Place 
  • History and Theory of Human Rights 
  • Interaction Design 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    12890 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12890 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK /EU Part Time: £960 per 20 credit moduleInternational Part Time: £1,430 per 20 credit module 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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