Glasgow School of Art: Design Innovation and Service Design (Master of Design - MDes)

InstitutionGlasgow School of Art
Department Innovation School
Telephone 0141 353 4500
Study type Taught


Service design is an interdisciplinary approach that has emerged from the combination of different methods and tools from various disciplines, both traditional design and beyond. It is an emerging way of thinking and designing, as opposed to a new stand-alone academic discipline. It sees the application of established design process and skills to the development of services. This usually seeks to design the experiences leading to a better customer/user experience and better efficiency in terms of the service provider; a mutually beneficial approach for both consumer and provider. The service design approach will normally involve amulti-disciplinaryteam who work with stakeholders and end-users throughout the design process.

1 course option

Qualification Master of Design - MDes
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

A good related degree is required; further entry requirements are available on request.


Assessment throughout the programme is by a combination of individual essay or group project, written and oral examination. Through the masters programme you will be involved in studio projects, which are designed to increase your levels of knowledge, skills and understanding in design innovation.

Location Garnethill Campus
167 Renfrew Street
G3 6RQ

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