12 months
9090 GBP/year
6150 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Design for Cultural Commons course at London Metropolitan University offers a unique opportunity to rigorously interrogate new forms of practice in line with Commons principles. 

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You’ll challenge unequal power relations, question planetary resource extraction and tackle the inequalities of market-focussed capitalism. With modules covering the history and theory of the Commons, Commoning practice and enacting the Commons, this course will put you well on the path to developing financially stable practices for delivering ethical services and products with impact on socio-political change. Your project module in particular will help you to learn and understand appropriate methods for projects specifically aimed at making counter culture, social transformation and new models of doing and acting in the city.

This Design for Cultural Commons course at London Metropolitan University  takes place part-time over the course of one year. Whether you’re already involved in socio-political art, architecture or design practice, or looking to enter the field, this PG Dip course will facilitate careers development or careers realignment. The connection between history and theory and practice will complement  your own experiences, in turn providing a foundation for your future practice.

Where this course can take you

This course can help you to gain a new or higher position in an existing job or help you set up an organisation if you want to start your own practice. You’ll rigorously and factually develop your future career with confidence and support from the expertise of lecturers, practitioners and academics on the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Commoning Practice 
  • History and Theory of Commons 
  • Project: Enacting the Commons 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • an honours degree classification of 2.1/2.2 (or equivalent) in any subject discipline
  • practice experience in any field, with some understanding of working within NGOs or other third sector organisations.
  • an up-to-date CV and copies of award certificates

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9090 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6150 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for City of London

660 - 1140 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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