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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.

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 2017/18

  • MA part time £4,290
  • MA full time £7,800

Overseas (not EU) 2017/18

  • MA part time £7,975
  • MA full time £14,500

Find out about how and when to pay your fees.

Money Matters guide 2016/17

Our Money Matters guide also provides details on paying your fees and includes information on instalment plans and guidance for employers/organisations if they are paying your fees.

It contains useful information on how and where to receive financial advice.

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.

Kingston University offers a range postgraduate scholarships, including:

If you are an international student, find out more about scholarships and bursaries.

We also offer the following discounts for Kingston University alumni:

If you are starting a course from September 2016, you will be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to study for a postgraduate masters degree.

Sustainable Design MA Chevening scholars

Students on this course have gained Chevening Scholarships scholarships to support their studies. 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 (full-time student 2014/15)

Why Kingston?
Among all the different study options in the UK, the Faculty of Art, Design & 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 (full-time student, 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 MA 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.

Sustainable Design MA scholars

Students on this course have gained other scholarships to support their studies.

Shinny Jain, India (full-time student, 2015/16)

Shinny gained a GREAT scholarship from the British Council, available to Indian students wishing to make the most of their UK education.

Why Kingston?

Kingston is the only university in London which provides a masters course entirely based on sustainable design. The structure of modules and scope of working on live briefs helped me to make an instant decision to come to Kingston.

What did you hope to gain from the course, and what has your experience been so far?

I was hoping to broaden my understanding as well as knowledge about sustainability in the field of design, and the course lived up to my expectations. I enjoyed learning about service design the most as it is still an unknown design field in India. Also the module DE7501 based entirely on research and paper writing enhanced my skills of designing strategies rather than only designing physical objects. My experience has been enriching in terms of knowledge as well as practical applications. This course has been a true journey of self-discovery, not only as a designer but also as a sustainable human.

How did you come across the GREAT scheme, and how did it help you to fund your studies?

I came across the GREAT scholarship whilst browsing through the funding page on the Kingston University website. Being an international student it is hard to study abroad, especially in an upcoming field like sustainable design. Through this scholarship, I could think of applying for this masters course as it helped me with a good reduction in the course fees.

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