What will I learn?

Programme Overview

This masters programme is offered by The University of Glasgow and taught in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art. While management and business lectures are delivered at The University of Glasgow, the GSA elements of the programme are geared towards providing students with a skillset in design process and critical thinking.

The programme is delivered over one year, in three stages of 15 weeks via a series of taught workshops, tutorials, studio projects, lectures, seminar-based sessions and self-directed learning. The programme’s emphasis is on the interplay between user-led practices of Design Innovation, underpinned by the social, technological and economic context of contemporary business management models and design practice.

The programme aims to prepare students for several potential pathways in a future career, such as entry into a professional design/management consultancy environment, working as an independent consultant, pursuing further academic study by research, or taking on a management or strategic role within a company or public sector organisation. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Which department am I in?

Glasgow School Of Art

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,980.00 (US$ 27,490) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected August 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G3 6RQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

Students for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes should have obtained at least a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) unless otherwise stated. In some cases work experience is also taken into account. If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. General English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6); TOEFL 580 in the paper-based test with a TWE (Test of Written English) of at least 4.5; iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in listening and writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking); Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE minimum score of 60 with minimum 59 in all subtests.

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


About Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is ranked 8th in the world, according to the 2020 QS World Rankings.

  • Based in Glasgow-one of Britain's top-five student cities
  • Project-based learning, with an emphasis on studio practice
  • Glasgow is voted as Britain's best student city
  • GSA alumni frequently rank highly on major art prize listing