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Sustainable Design MA: Fees and bursaries

Fees for this course

Here you can find more details about fees for this course, as well as any funding opportunities available to you for this course. Please note that fees relate to the academic year in question and will increase in future years. They are subject to confirmation and may change.

For courses that can be studied part time, the part-time fees are for students entering year 1. The fees for students entering year 2 in the following year will remain the same. Fees may increase for students entering years 1 and 2 in future years.

Home and European Union 2015/16

  • MA full time £5,900
  • MA part time £2,950

Overseas (not EU) 2015/16

  • MA full time £13,700
  • MA part time £6,850

Important: international students from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) are required to pay a deposit in order to receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from Kingston University. This applies to all full-time postgraduate taught masters courses.

Our Money Matters guide (PDF) provides details on how and when to pay your fees for the 2015/16 academic year.

It includes information on instalment plans and guidance for employers/organisations if they are paying your fees. It also contains useful information on how and where to receive financial advice.

Discounts for Kingston University alumni

If you are graduating with a bachelors degree from Kingston University in June 2015, you are entitled to a Progression Scholarship and will receive a 25 per cent discount on tuition fees for any full-time postgraduate course that starts either September 2015 or January 2016.

If your bachelors degree was awarded in previous year, you are entitled to a 10 per cent discount on postgraduate tuition fees. Both the 25 per cent and 10 per cent discounts apply to home, EU and overseas fee payers.

The Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.

They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for a one-year full-time or two year part-time masters programme).

The International Office offers awards totalling £200,000 every year, with each international scholarship worth £4,000. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University.

You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.

Sustainable Design MA Chevening scholars

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Chevening awards go to outstanding candidates who are pursuing postgraduate course subjects which their home country considers to be important to its future development.

Rebeca Torres Castanedo (Mexico), Sustainable Design MA: Full-time (2014/15)

Why Kingston?
Among all the different study options in the UK, the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University offers a creative and stimulating space for designers and non-designers to explore and analyse new perspectives around the practice of design. Kingston offers opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines - one of the benefits of belonging to this university.
 
What did you hope to gain from the course, and what has your experience been so far?
I was looking for a critical approach to the discipline, to question myself as a designer, and better understand how my professional work might be linked with the social agenda in a permanent way. Since the first class, I found an ideal academic space to discuss different ideas, to challenge the status quo by reframing the problems and our creative practice.
It has been a highly enriching experience, so refreshing, transformative, and quite revealing. 

How did you come across the Chevening scheme, and how did it help you to fund your studies?
When I started looking for funding my studies in the UK, without a doubt the Chevening scholarship programme was the best option. The programme is open to listen your concerns, interests and proposals. Most of the application process is online - I highly recommend to read it very carefully, and to be sincere about your interests and the contribution of your studies to your country. This scholarship is one of the highest recognitions to students from all over the world, and enables you to belong to a wide network of outstanding people. My scholarship includes most of my tuition fees, a monthly stipend, and travel costs to and from the UK.

Veronika Marfina (Russia), Sustainable Design MA: Full-time (2014/15)

Why Kingston?
The main reason for me to choose Kingston University was the postgraduate course in Sustainable Design. Only a few universities in the UK provide this course, and only Kingston is in London, which was important for me. I also liked the fact that along with support in English language, the University gives free classes in other languages - I decided to take this opportunity and improve my French.

What did you hope to gain from the course, and what has your experience been so far?
My first degree was in Spatial Design, and my professional design career focused mostly on interior design and brand development in retail and hospitality sectors. From the Sustainable Design course I hoped to deepen my knowledge of sustainability and innovation design principles, and how to successfully implement them in my professional design practice. I like that the course gives an opportunity to go beyond your previous specialization - for example I have employed service design, and been involved in a fashion project. Group work and collaboration with real-life partners such as the Design Council and sustainability communications agency Futerra has also added significant value to my studies.

How did you come across the Chevening scheme, and how did it help you to fund your studies?
I've always been interested in sustainable approaches to design, and was looking for the opportunities to continue my education in this area in the UK. The Chevening programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential, and is a great opportunity for non-EU and non-UK citizens to get a Masters degree in the UK. It covers all fees and provides a monthly stipend during the period of study. I am very glad I could get this scholarship, and am proud to be a part of the Chevening scholars community which includes people from around the world.

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For further information:

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 4646
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Location

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