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Global Collaborative Design Practice

University of the Arts London (UAL)

24 months
15165 GBP/year
6045 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Global Collaborative Design Practice at the University of the Arts London (UAL) pushes design practice beyond the creative industries, towards strategic, interdisciplinary roles which positively address social challenges.


The MA Global Collaborative Design Practice at the University of the Arts London (UAL) uses project-based methods and contexts to interpret global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) from different local standpoints.

The UN SDGs are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

The course is co-designed and co-hosted by Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK and Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) in Kyoto, Japan. Students interact between the 2 cities throughout the programme and receive 2 Master's Degrees upon graduation. Applicants are welcome from all design disciplines and from fields and roles that overlap with design.

The design process is used as a common language to bring together, test, communicate and implement ideas. By working in cross-cultural, multidisciplinary teams the course helps you develop the sensibility and tools for international design practice.

What to expect 

The 2 cohorts, one based in London and the other in Kyoto, share a programme of study. You will interact in person and remotely as one group. This extended studio and community spans disciplines, distance and cultures to develop creative responses to 4 core themes and questions underpinning the course.

Programme Structure


  • Global
  • Collaborative
  • Design
  • Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • BA (Hons) degree. Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • Personal statement (this should be about 500 words long)
  • Portfolio of work
  • Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work and personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15165 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15165 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6045 GBP per year during 24 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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