MA/MSc Programme Description

Global Innovation Design



Terms 1 & 2

Applied Engineering Design 
Coordinated by Imperial, 20 credits

Global Innovation Design Theory & Methodology 
Coordinated by Imperial, 20 credits

Global Identity Development
Coordinated by both RCA & Imperial, 40 credits
Contributes as the GID1 London Core Unit, which is a two-term foundation in leading edge research-based design theory and methodology, mechatronics, form-giving, design research and anthropological methods, innovation, communication and creation of vision.

School-wide platform and project

Terms 1–3

College-wide Critical & Historical Studies (CHS)
The GID1 CHS dissertation, a key element of the GID Master’s Programme, is the chance for designers to write a significant piece of written work on a reflective theoretical subject area related to their studies.

Terms 3 & 4

Taught units by the international partners, including: 

GID1 Partner Residency: A one-term residency with either Keio University in Tokyo or Tsinghua University in Beijing during the final term of the first academic year.

GID2 Partner Residency: A one-term residency with either Pratt Institute in New York or Nanyang Technological University in Singapore during the first term of the second academic year.

Terms 5 & 6

Major Projects 
Coordinated by both RCA & Imperial, 60 credits each
This is the main unit for GID2 Professional Development: A two-term period directed toward refinement of the body of work and professional development. During the final two terms, designers return to London to refine their final project. The course culminates in the final examination and the final show.

KEY DETAILS

360 credits
Two-year programme
Full-time study