24 months
10800 EUR/year
9600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Do you want to create what the world really needs? With the Master in Social Design from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences you can become a designer for eco-social change and learn to develop innovative design ideas for the social challenges of our time.

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Your Programme | M.A. Social Design and Sustainable Innovation

The Master's degree in Social Design & Sustainable Innovation at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences challenges the current system and thinks design from the perspective of the social and planetary state of emergency. The goal: the education of a new, radical, revolutionary generation of designers.

You will work with practices such as artistic research, cooperation, co-creation and other methods of qualitative research. The overall goals are fairness, transparency and sustainability.

Social design, social campaigning, corporate design in a social context, socially engaged art, digital innovation, social design theory and design practice in the context of visual communication, editorial design, photography, film and web development and design thinking form the cornerstones of the programme. Within these key themes, you will work with collaborative partners from the (creative) industries and other organisations on social innovations, campaigns and design solutions for a sustainable future. In projects with real-world partners, you will design effective solutions and concrete visions for a better world.

Your Career

Social Design & Sustainable Innovation can mean a significant difference in cultural and business organisation, leading to more real and digital innovation. The professional skills are derived from mastering the respective design disciplines paired with methodologies of social change that are combined.

Graduates take up traditional and new design professions with an extended and scientifically sound design, thinking and action approach. They work as art directors, designers, consultants, project managers, web developers, change managers, curators for companies and institutions. The Master of Arts degree prepares students for a doctoral or PhD degree programme, which opens the way in particular to academic careers in teaching and research.

Programme Structure

Your Curriculum

1st semester

  • Social Design Science + Practices A

  • Design Research

  • Social Campaigning

  • Art, Society + Change

  • Marketing and Branding

  • Profession and Best Practice I

2nd semester

  • Social Design Science + Practices

  • Sustainable Innovation I

  • Sustainable Innovation II

  • Social Design Internship

  • Sociology and Branding

  • Profession and Best Practice II

3rd semester

  • Design Thinking / Research

  • Design Thinking / Synthesis and Creation

  • Design Thinking / Realisation and Prototyping

  • Social Design Manifesto + Portfolio

  • Design Practices

  • Profession and Best Practice III

4th semester

  • Master's Thesis + Colloquium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU applicants: Please apply at least 3-4 months before the start of the programme to have enough time for visa and travel arrangements.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree - please submit your degree certificate and your transcript of records
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two to three creative works on the topic of "Why change?", in the form of film, text, photo, illustration or in another creative form of expression

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5400 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Please contact us for more information: studyinberlin@srh.de

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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