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Industrial Design

University of the Arts London (UAL)

24 months
16945 GBP/year
6650 GBP/year
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MA Industrial Design will teach you to be strategic, respond to trends, initiate new design approaches and thrive in multidisciplinary teams.


Traditionally, industrial design is associated with the improvement of goods and services through creative intervention. However, as the nature of production and consumption has changed in the face of growing social, economic, environmental challenges and technological development so has the role of the industrial designer. 

This places an emphasis on the strategic competencies within the design process and requires a set of responsive and critical skills that complement the creative processes and materially informed skill sets that gave rise to the discipline.    

As a pioneering course in the field, MA Industrial Design adapts to these changes continually expanding the disciplinary purview of industrial design. 

On the course, you will question how, why and for whom particular goods and services are produced. You will utilise Industrial Design to catalyse change and leverage insight to inform new practices, your discipline and industry. You will question the impacts of design practice and the role and agency of the industrial designer engaging in a broad range of problem contexts.  We draw on current thinking and practice in other discipline areas, including the physical sciences, social, psychology, policy design, behavioural science and environmental studies.  

The course is concerned with the continued development of industrial design as a discipline and profession and will encourage you to question what industry is today. You will continually reappraise the discipline, question and develop its relevance through critical and socially responsive approaches. You will explore the application of industrial design in both market-led and societal contexts. This constant review of what industrial design is creates a culture independent of a particular style or dogma. Instead, it encourages diverse engagement, reflection, negotiation and prototyping of the discipline. 

MA Industrial Design applies this intellectual development directly to design practice. It will teach you to take on strategic sustainably informed roles, identify and respond to trends, initiate design approaches and thrive in multidisciplinary teams. While the course honours the traditional legacy of the subject, we continue to reframe what industrial design is and means. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Industrial design for enterprise
  • Industrial design for publics
  • Industrial design for service
  • Industrial design for discourse
  • Industrial design horizons

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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


180 alternative credits


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General requirements

Entry requirementsThe standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An Honours degree in a relevant field: product design, 3D design, furniture design, service design, interaction design, architecture, engineering and ergonomics.  Applicants are also considered from related disciplines but portfolios from these areas must demonstrate proficiency in industrial design and demonstrate that personal and professional aspirations are compatible with the aims of the course
  • Or an equivalent EU / international qualification
AND normally at least one year of relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16945 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16945 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6650 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.


Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for eligible UK and EU students.

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