MSc Disability, Design and Innovation

UCL have taken over the leadership of the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). GDI Hub will be at the forefront of UCL’s new programmes based in UCL East, bringing community partners and start-ups, together with academics and businesses, to think about disability innovation from a new perspective.

The MSc Disability, Design and Innovation is the flagship programme for the newly established Global Disability Innovation Hub, which brings together world leading expertise in disability, technology and innovation from across the three founding partners: UCL, Loughborough University London and the London College of Fashion. It naturally blends hard engineering skills with the necessary understanding of the global policy and societal contexts of disability.

The MSc Disability, Design and Innovation has been designed to appeal to a wide range of students, focusing on engineers wishing to enter the international development job market; and those working in international development wishing to understand how ICT and technology more generally can be harnessed to improve the lives of the world’s 1 billion disabled people. This multidisciplinary programme will create a new breed of graduates able to apply design thinking to the complex problem of disability.

The first term will equip you with the core research methods, combined with a solid base in Future Global Technologies for Disability and Development In the second term you will take part in a group project, take an option from a restricted range and develop your ability to build both marketing and business strategies to ensure your products, services or programmes are capable of delivering a sustainable, positive difference to disabled peoples’ lives.

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You can now apply for the Disability, Design and Innovation MSc for September 2021 entry. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The application deadline is 4 June 2021.

Please note, you must apply through UCL and not our online portal.

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