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Disability, Design and Innovation MSc - Apply now for September 2024

13 December 2023

Now in its 5th successful year, our Disability, Design and Innovation MSc is open, and we will be accepting applications until 5 April 2024.

Dr Dilisha Patel teaching the Disability, Design & Innovation MSc. She’s looking at a presentation on a large digital screen in a full classroom.

This one-year, full-time programme is a joint collaboration between UCL, Loughborough University London, and the London College of Fashion. Awarded by UCL, the Disability, Design and Innovation MSc enables students to blend research, engineering and design skills while learning how to tackle complex problems faced by people with a range of disabilities. 

If you’re interested in applying design engineering principles and global policy to approach challenges from a new perspective, our Disability, Design and Innovation master’s could be the right degree programme for you.


What makes the Disability, Design and Innovation MSc so special?

Disability Innovation is a fast-emerging field. Graduating students from this multidisciplinary programme will have the skills and expertise to pursue careers in Inclusive Design and Innovation, Global Policy and Research, Disability Rights, International Development, Accessibility and Assistive Technologies or develop their own start-ups.

This unique opportunity to apply critical-thinking to real world challenges is the cornerstone of this dynamic master’s degree. Hear more from our Academic Director on career options.

A PhD student wearing a BCI (Brain Computer Interface) cap, is giving a demonstration. His arm outstretched.


Are there any scholarship opportunities?

Yes. If you're from east London and applying to study in 2024, you could be eligible to apply for a UCL East London Scholarship. Eligibility is based on financial need as well as specific evidence of having lived or studied in east London. Further information is available on our website.

Alternatively, the Snowdon Trust Master’s Scholarship has been designed to identify and accelerate exceptional disabled students through higher education, supporting the disabled leaders of the future. This scholarship is not administered by UCL, and details of how to apply can be found on Global Disability Innovation Hub website.


Will there be an opportunity to visit ask questions or visit the Campus?

Yes. Prospective students are welcome to contact our  or join our Graduate Open Day either online or in person on Wednesday 7 February 2024 at 12pm or 6pm. For further details and to register your interest, please visit our website: