Design at University of Greenwich - UCAS

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Course summary

Study our exciting new MA Design, where you'll focus on research methods, inclusion and diversity in design. It's taught by a globally renowned team from across the creative industries. Our MA Design focusses on practices of experimental methods including the participatory, the speculative and the critical, applying them to real-world briefs to assess complex situations and offer viable design outcomes. Using a wide range of materials, tools and techniques, you will explore how diversity and inclusivity in design can empower a critical practice. You will gain work experience from project-based placements, critical insight from a globally- renowned team of tutors and guest lecturers, and confidence from leading your own design research project, culminating in two public-facing exhibitions. We are based in a purpose-built creative space in Greenwich, a vibrant area of London that is a magnet for the creative industries. You’ll enjoy access to great facilities and equipment, and work from a building which is home to a dynamic community of creatives from the fields of digital arts, graphic and digital design, media, film, sound, architecture and landscape. What you should know about this course

  • We focus on design for social good - we design for a better world
  • This programme promotes and embeds the application and effective use of material and digital technologies into learning through design practice and critical inquiry
  • You will be supported through one-to-one tutorials and individual mentoring sessions by world-leading researchers and practitioners
  • You will gain work experience through placements and real-world briefs which are integrated into the programme
  • Graduate careers might include working as a Design Consultant; UX Researcher; Content Strategist; Social Impact Designer; or Design Educator


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Each course has formal summative assessments which count towards your final grade. Portfolio submission and oral presentations will be used for practice-based courses. Written essays will also form a portion of your degree. Throughout the year you will receive formative feedback through group critiques and one-to-one tutorials. These will help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in a relevant subject. For more information, contact [email protected] or 020 8331 9000. You can also read our admissions policy. Suitable applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview.

English language requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. For our English entry requirements, please click on the link below.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11000 Year 1
Scotland £11000 Year 1
Wales £11000 Year 1
EU £17450 Year 1
International £17450 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are currently set for 2024/25 entry. For more information, please visit:

Sponsorship information

We understand that the transition to University for Undergraduate students can be daunting and confusing when it comes to finances. The University of Greenwich has a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and other financial support measures to support students that require it most. More information can be found on our website at

Design at University of Greenwich - UCAS