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MDes Service Design, Social Innovation, Design Leadership

Our Masters of Service Design, Social Innovation and Design Leadership reflects the growing need for the development of new ways of describing, considering, and managing a variety of scenarios in terms of social innovation, service design and design management.

This programme is designed to offer you a profound learning experience with areas including but not limited to health, social cohesion, demographic shifts, climate change and economic development, or designing user research, facilitating stakeholder workshops, and project managing service design processes.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the holistic and strategic management of design so you are better equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress to senior positions, expand your influence to the wider community, and manage processes to effect real change.

Running within Ravensbourne University London’s new Institute for Creativity and Technology in the heart of London’s new Design District this programme aims to embed you into a dynamic, physical and conceptual matrix of practice.

We can also offer you access to our strong ties with industry, an incubation programme for start-ups, and a unique industry-based mentorship programme.


Full time – 1 year

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Ravensbourne University London

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Entry requirements


First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area.
If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.


In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This also applies if you are from the European Union, or if you're from a country outside the EU. You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification demonstrating a minimum of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub test) or CEFR Level B2 in each component.
If you are applying as a Tier 4 student, please read the English Language requirements or contact postgrad@rave.ac.uk for more detailed information.

More information on entry requirements per country.

Applications are welcomed from those who may not possess formal entry qualifications, mature students, those with work experience or with qualifications other than those listed above.

Such applicants should demonstrate sufficient aptitude and potential to complete the course successfully. Applicants will be assessed at interview in accordance with Ravensbourne’s Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Selection criteria

We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through professional and project experience and/or prior academic qualifications. 

To get a holistic view of your ability and aptitude to succeed on the course we will also consider your passion and commitment to Service Design, Social Innovation, Design Leadership

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