M.Sc. Design and Innovation for Sustainability

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP18950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Loughborough University | Loughborough, United Kingdom
This programme aims to improve the effectiveness of designers within industry, and to enable both recent graduates and current practitioners to advance core design knowledge and specialist skills to a higher level.

Description of Design and Innovation for Sustainability


This programme aims to promote an understanding of the complexity and interconnections inherent in sustainable design and to cultivate innovative design thinking.

You will be provided with the knowledge, skills and experience to assess the environmental and social impacts associated with products, services and systems and successfully implement strategies that reduce these impacts, whilst promoting and enhancing innovation.

By studying this programme you will be joining a vibrant community, benefitting from the cutting edge, novel and emergent ideas and strategies developed and taught by world-leading researchers from the Sustainable Design Research Group, based within the School.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee
  • GBP 18950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6600 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 36 months

Course Content

Compulsory Modules

On each route, students study five compulsory modules, two of which are route-specific. The three compulsory modules common to all programmes are:

Semester 1

  • Design Research Methods
  • Enterprise Business and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Design
  • Advanced Methods and Tools for Sustainable Design

Semester 2

  • Cross-Disciplinary Group Project
  • Design for Sustainable Behaviour
  • Sustainable Design Major Project (Dissertation)


Modules provided by the Department will be assessed by coursework only. Modules from other departments may be assessed by examination, coursework or a combination of both.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Design and Innovation for Sustainability

A first or 2:1 level degree in a relevant discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. A lower level qualification with appropriate industrial experience may also be considered. A design or engineering background is not essential.

We encourage applicants from a wide range of disciplines who have an interest in innovative sustainable design and the desire to think differently about how to achieve it.

Work Experience for Design and Innovation for Sustainability

No work experience is required.

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