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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.

Money Matters 2014/15Our Money Matters guide (PDF) provides details on how and when to pay your fees for the 2014/15 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.


All alumni of Kingston University, who have been awarded a bachelors degree are entitled to a 10% discount on their tuition fees.

The alumni discount of 10% applies 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.

For further information:

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Scholarship successes

Students often join the Sustainable Design MA (previously the Design for Development MA) with scholarships.


  • Fulbright postgraduate scholarship – Carlos Fierro (2010/11)
    As a Fulbright scholar he will research and design a 'Communication Toolkit that facilitates communication and bridges cultural barriers between doctors and patients in multicultural contexts'.
  • Audi Design Foundation scholarships
    The Audi Design Foundation (ADF) has generously supported scholarships for the Design for Development MA. Students had to demonstrate that their studies would ultimately create a positive change in people's lives in their home country by supporting and promoting sustainable design.

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