Tackle the world’s global challenge through design at a world-leading University

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The world is undergoing massive, accelerated change and communities, cultures and societies are facing various complex circumstances and systems, including disruptive technologies, aging populations, economic instability, conflict and displacement, and environmental degradation.

At The University of Edinburgh, our new MA Design for Change seeks to address the complex, real world challenges these communities face through design-led interventions driven by tactical, critical, strategic and creative approaches.

Our programme is ideal if you wish to broaden your existing specialist approaches with 21st century design skills that can be applied across intellectual and creative contexts including sociology, engineering, business, anthropology, geography, and design itself.

The professional knowledge, skills and abilities developed on this programme will prepare you for a rewarding career as a designer, strategist or consultant within a variety of private sector organisations including design studios, social enterprise, government or NGOs.

Why study with us?

  • Develop your professional networks

Our keynote speaker series will give you direct access to industry thought leaders and academic experts who will provide their personal perspectives on seminal topics.

  • A practical, hands-on approach

You will be taught through a series of Design Labs which will provide thematic focus to open project briefs, encouraging independent interpretation in the design studio. Within the labs, you will make innovative use of design research methods, produce and prototype design-led insights and devise future propositions for design-led interventions.

  • Study at a world top 50 university

We’re a world top 50 university (QS World University rankings 2017-18) and we’re based at the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant and creative capital cities. As a student, you will join an incredibly diverse and creative community which includes both academics and practising professionals.

Apply now to join us in 2018



Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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