Design Innovation and Citizenship at Glasgow School of Art - UCAS

Glasgow School of Art

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Glasgow

Design Innovation and Citizenship (Taught)

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Course summary

Students on the programme engage with, examine, critique, and propose contemporary and emerging definitions of design practice and citizenship by addressing political and technological issues faced by today's society as it moves into the future. This includes exploration of present societal arrangements for the generation and dissemination of wealth, social opportunity, scientific knowledge and technical advance, and the provision of services by the state, the public, private and voluntary sectors, and the organisational forms associated with these.


The programme is delivered in 3 stages. In Stage 1, students take courses in research skills, design theory, and design and citizenship; in Stage 2, courses in design tools and methods, design in action, and a GSA elective selected from the available menu. In Stage 3, students work on a large-scale self-directed thesis project or dissertation.

Assessment method

Thesis project or dissertation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good 1st degree in a related discipline; and a suitable portfolio of work. IELTS 6.5 overall (with no less than 6.0 in each component)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £22679* Year 1
England £8820* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8820* Year 1
Scotland £8820* Year 1
Wales £8820* Year 1
EU £22679* Year 1
International £22679* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU Students with Pre-Settled or Settled Status in the UK may be eligible for Home Fees. A full fee assessment will be made upon receipt of a completed application.
Design Innovation and Citizenship at Glasgow School of Art - UCAS