Overview

Qualification Level:
BDes/ MDes
Course Duration:
4/ 5 Years
Starting Semester:
September
Location:

B.Des/M.Des Design for Health and Wellbeing at GSA's Innovation School provides a unique, future-focused perspective on the role of design in shaping individual, collective, societal and planetary health and wellbeing. If we want to live in a healthy world and be well, we must design and create the conditions under which this becomes possible, for our society and our ecosystem. To this end, the BDes and integrated MDes programme covers a broad spectrum of design-led innovation practices associated with organisational, systemic and social change as they relate to the domain ofHealth and Wellbeing. This includes design of products, interactions, services, experiences, systems and strategies. Students are introduced to a diverse range of contemporary design skills, methods and approaches with a focus on how we apply these to explore and create new ways of living to promote health and wellbeing for people and planet..

Applications close soon! Apply via link at the bottom of the page.

Graduate Destinations

Innovation School graduates go on to work in a variety of different roles for a diverse mix of employers and organisations, including the NHS, Social Care, third sector, Scottish/UK Government, Google, Facebook, Intel and the BBC. Others continue into further study or set up their own businesses. They are particularly sought after by health and social care providers, charities, local councils and government.

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Approach

Students will explore complex social, ethical, environmental, political and technological issues as the focal points for design projects. The programme goes beyond a conception of medical, physical or psychological health to ask – instead – how might we reimagine ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing,’ and what will this mean to us in a world shaped by social, environmental and technological change?

Past Projects

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