What will I learn?

Course overview

MA Global Collaborative Design Practice uses project-based methods and contexts to interpret global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) from different local standpoints.

The UN SDGs are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

The course is co-designed and co-hosted by Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK and Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) in Kyoto, Japan. Students interact between the 2 cities throughout the programme and receive 2 Master's Degrees upon graduation. Applicants are welcome from all design disciplines and from fields and roles that overlap with design.

The design process is used as a common language to bring together, test, communicate and implement ideas. By working in cross-cultural, multidisciplinary teams the course helps you develop the sensibility and tools for international design practice.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through: Crits; Design portfolios; Dialogue-based summative assessment; One-to-one and group tutorials; Peer assessment across 2 universities; Presentations; Professional practitioner testimony; Reports; Staff assessment supported by partner institution staff; Subject stakeholder testimony; Symposium.

Which department am I in?

School of Fashion and Textile Design

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,725.00 (US$ 19,479) per year
This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)

45-65 Peckham Road,


SE5 8UF, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application to a postgraduate course usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Our IELTS requirements vary depending on the course and level of study. Minimum score for IELTS: 5.0.

For international students

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: BA (Hons) degree. Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; Personal statement; Portfolio of work. Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work and personal statement. English language requirements: IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL IBT overall score 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London has been ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for its Foundation Diploma
  • 2 of top 4 undergraduate fashion courses are taught at UAL
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for industry connections
  • UAL alumni have won awards including Golden Globes and Oscars

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