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  Sustainable Design (MA)

Kingston University    Kingston School of Art

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years full time with a professional placement, 2 years part time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MA Sustainable Design programme at Kingston School of Art. This innovative course is tailored for creative minds eager to drive sustainable change through design. By delving into social innovation, systems thinking, and design for service, you will develop the skills to craft inclusive and impactful solutions to global sustainability challenges. The curriculum, enriched with theoretical studies, encourages critical thinking and empowers you to become a catalyst for societal and ecological progress. Collaborate with diverse designers and benefit from engaging workshops and studios within a vibrant creative community. The programme's interdisciplinary approach allows you to explore your unique interests while fostering a culture of collective learning. Stand out in the field with a 2:1 honours degree or relevant professional experience, showcasing your 2D and 3D skills in a compelling portfolio. Join us in shaping a more sustainable future through the power of design.

About the course

The MA Sustainable Design welcomes those who want to direct their existing creative practice towards ambitious and inclusive visions of sustainability.

It focuses on the power of social innovation, systems thinking, and design for service to drive collective sustainable change. This established course will enable you to raise your sustainability literacy, and then design meaningful responses to the challenges of unsustainability that move you the most.

The cohort includes designers of communications, clothing, products, interiors, buildings, services, and digital environments, unified by a commitment to designing sustainability itself. You will also have the chance to collaborate with students on other courses in the Design School.

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Entry Requirements

You'll normally need to have:

A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in a related art, design or craft subject and/or appropriate professional experience.
A portfolio of work reflecting your experience and skills working in 2D and 3D.
We also welcome applicants with relevant professional or vocational experience

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Where will I study?

Where is Kingston University



Through the generous support of Kingston University alumni and friends to our Inspire the Future campaign, we are able to offer 20 postgraduate scholarships to progressing Kingston University undergraduate students and recent graduates (class of 2020-2022 only). The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research. The scholarship offers a 40%* reduction in fees for taught masters or postgraduate diploma courses with September start dates.

Your application will be judged on:
your academic success to date and your future potential, as evidenced by undergraduate module results, awards and references from those who have taught you at Kingston University
your demonstration (in your personal statement in the application form) of the impact studying this course will have on your future and the wider world

* Please note that the Inspire the Future scholarship cannot be combined with other Kingston University scholarships or discounts. Therefore, for those who are eligible for a 15% or 10% fee discount, the total discount they would receive for each year of their course, if awarded an Inspire the Future postgraduate scholarship, would be 40%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

40% reduction in tuition fees.


To be considered, you must:
- have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
- be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
- have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence
- must also meet one of the additional criteria listed on our website

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Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 3,500


Please see our website for full details of all current scholarships available.

Application Procedure

Please see our website for full details of all current scholarships available.

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