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Sustainable Design

Kingston University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
17600 GBP/year
10200 GBP/year
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About

The Sustainable Design course at Kingston University is aimed at designers, creative workers and other specialists who want to direct their practice towards progressive sustainability and social agendas. It focuses on the value of design as a vehicle for addressing social and ecological concerns in both developed and developing world settings.

Overview

Key features

  • The overarching course philosophy, based on an emphasis on research, methodology and design thinking, allows individual and personal concerns to be explored through focused study in sustainable design.
  • The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of sustainable design, by recruiting students from all creative and design backgrounds and beyond.

What will you study?

The Sustainable Design course at Kingston University is directed towards the goal of creating a more sustainable and equitable society. You will explore innovative and practical ways to help realise those visions, emphasising design, creativity, empathy, innovation and activism.

The course encourages critical thinking about the social and ecological agendas it addresses. The course is design-based, but not confined to design practice - it includes a significant amount of theoretical and contextual studies. It is possible to choose a dissertation option for the final major project.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Here and There 
  • Creating Futures 
  • Design for Social Innovation
  • Designing Research
  • Sustainable Design Principles, Perspectives and Practices
  • Creative Futures

Lecturers

Dr Paul Micklethwaite

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree, or equivalent, in a design or design-related subject, and/or relevant professional experience.
  • A portfolio of design / creative work – ideally showing thoughtful work across several fields or disciplines
  • Non-designers are also eligible to apply for this course, in which case the portfolio of design / creative work should be replaced by a portfolio of relevant professional practice or project work from other fields.
  • A convincing personal statement about why you want to study this course in particular, and what themes or topics most interest you;
  • Evidence of additional real-world or professional experience that informs your choice and motivates you.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and European Union:
  • MA part time £5,610
Overseas (not EU):
  • MA part time  £9,680

Funding

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