Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree.
You are required to have an aptitude for design or technology led-innovation. Professional experience or outstanding creative or technical abilities may be accepted in place of a degree in exceptional circumstances.
All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.
Months of entry
Global Innovation Design is a joint Master's degree between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. You receive a double Master's – an MSc from Imperial and an MA from the RCA.
It is a unique, transnational initiative which brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: Europe, North America and Asia.
The programme is a world class design collaboration between six internationally-renowned academic institutions. Each partner brings distinct expertise and complementary approaches to design, engineering, technology and business, with an emphasis on internationally-oriented design and innovation.
GID offers a new international style of learning, and unique educational and cultural experiences designed to meet the changing needs of enterprise in the 21st century.
You are able to work in three Global locations with partner universities following one of two routes. Students on both routes will start their GID experience in London, then travel on to Asia, spending a term in Tokyo or Beijing.
After the summer break, you spend the following term in New York or Singapore. All students will spend the rest of their second year together at RCA and Imperial College London. Graduates from the programme are expected to be central to innovation leadership in the 21st century.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- Double Masters
- full time21 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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