The MSc in Disability, Design and Innovation is the flagship programme for the newly established Global Disability Innovation Hub
To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.
The Global Disability Innovation Hub brings together world leading expertise in disability, technology and innovation from across the three founding partners: UCL, Loughborough University London (LinLDN) and the London College of Fashion (LCF). It naturally blends hard engineering skills with the necessary understanding of the global policy and societal contexts 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.
- Future Global Technologies for Disability and Development (COMP0154) (30 credits)
- Research Methods and Making Skills (COMP0145) (15 credits)
- Loughborough University: Design Thinking (XLBH0001) (15 credits)
- Loughborough University: Collaborative Unit (XLBH0002) (15 credits)
- London College of Fashion: Applied Business and Marketing Strategy for Disability Developments (XLCF0001) (30 credits)
Students must choose 15 credits of optional modules.
- Accessibility and Assistive Technologies (PSYC0100) (15 credits)
- Inclusive Design and Environments (COMP0153) (15 credits)
Please note: the availability and delivery of modules may vary, based on your selected options as all choices are subject to timetabling constraints
Students undertake an independent or team-based research project worth 60 credits. The project will be related to a problem of industrial interest or a topic near the leading edge of research, and culminates in a dissertation.
The Disability, Design and Innovation MSc has been designed to appeal to a wide range of students, focussing 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.