The Sustainable Design MA provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the key sustainable design principles, perspectives and practices. We welcome applications from trained designers of all disciplines, and those from other creative backgrounds.
You will develop socially and ecologically responsible design knowledge, practical design thinking and social research skills. Personal development and leadership also underpin the course.
We deliver the course through design projects, lectures, seminars, workshops, masterclasses and field visits. You also undertake a major project potentially with an external organisation.
We encourage you to use the design projects and option modules to tailor your studies to your own interests.
Our approach is multi-disciplinary so you will have access to a wide range of leading experts and academics in areas ranging from sustainable design, human rights, political communications and campaigning to organisational and people management, leadership and innovation.
We encourage you to to attend the various events across the university, including those organised by the Sustainability Hub, which ensures a truly multi-disciplinary set of perspectives and skills.
You will also have the opportunity to team up with external organisations through live and collaborative projects (read more in the Student achievements area).
This course is well resourced, not only in terms of academic staff and experts, but also in the facilities available through the University (read more in the Facilities section).
We welcome professionals who wish to continue working alongside their studies. We aim to make the course as flexible as possible – offering a part-time option with one full day of attendance with occasional weekend teaching.