12 months
32100 GBP/year
16500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Disability, Design and Innovation from University College London (UCL) is the flagship programme for the Global Disability Innovation Hub.


It is led and awarded by UCL with teaching across Loughborough University London and the UAL, London College of Fashion. A multidisciplinary course; this is where design engineering meets global policy and the societal context of disability. 

Join the GDI Hub Research and teaching centre at UCL, harnessing academic excellence and innovative practice.

The first term of this Disability, Design and Innovation programme from University College London (UCL) will equip you with core research methods, combined with a solid base in Future Global Technologies for Disability and Development. In the second term, you will take part in a group project and choose an option module.  

You will also develop your ability to build both marketing and business strategies to ensure your products, services or programmes are capable of delivering a sustainable, positive difference to disabled peoples’ lives.


Upon graduation, you will be equipped to explore job roles in international development, create start-ups or work within larger corporations in the field of computing, accessibility and assistive technologies.  You will understand how technology can be harnessed to improve the lives of the worlds 1 billion disabled people.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • London College of Fashion: Applied Business and Marketing Strategy for Disability Developments 
  • Loughborough University: Collaborative Unit 
  • Loughborough University: Design Thinking 
  • Future Global Technologies for Disability and Development
  • Research Methods and Making Skills 
  • MSc in Disability, Design and Innovation Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Either a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Social Sciences from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or, five years' experience of working in international development, design or assistive technology development. 
  • Students entering via the experience route will be required to attend an interview before being offered a place. For students without an engineering background, successful completion of an online preparatory course is compulsory. 
  • This will be delivered over the summer and will fully prepare students for the technical components for the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 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.


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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