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MDes Service Design

Ravensbourne University London
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

MDes Service Design

Service-led innovation

Our MDes Service Design postgraduate course will enable you to design new services at the point where they intersect with the needs and experiences of end users, consumers and stakeholders. Translate how services can interact cohesively with emerging technology and propel your career in the creative industries.

In a recent survey, our postgraduate courses scored 91% student satisfaction for creativity and design, and 93% satisfaction overall

Why study this MDes Service Design master's degree?

  • Learn practice-based insights to become a service design expert
  • Boost employability in a growing sector
  • Design and test powerful service prototypes
  • Tap into exceptional industry connections
  • Develop and facilitate immersive workshops
  • Map user experiences through storyworlds
  • Explore how new technology platforms can boost revenue streams
  • Boost business-to-business, social and community interaction
  • Study in a stunning new building in London's Design District
  • Be a legacy-maker for The Institute of Creativity and Technology

Admission requirements

Ideal for: action-oriented designers who wish to create services that meet the changing needs of the global market

Entry Requirements for Home/EU

First or second-class honours degree 2:1 or 2:2 (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject.

If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice, you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.

Entry Requirements for Non-EEA/EU

In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This applies whether you are from the European Union or a country outside of the EU. You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification, which demonstrates a minimum of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub test) or CEFR Level B2 in each component.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Key study topics

In this MDes Service Design master's degree course at Ravensbourne University London, you will learn to: 

  • Explore a range of technology enabled services – from eBooks and crowdfunding to streaming services and 3D printing
  • Explore platform design and the potential to design prototypes to build active participation amongst networks, ‘assemblies’, alliances and collaborations in digital and organisational eco-systems
  • Work within a laboratory prototyping experience with a strong commercial dimension to test ways that digital technologies can open up spaces for more nuanced revenue streams

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees for UK students: £10,400
  • Tuition fees for International students: £17,000

Career paths

People who complete a MDes Service Design master's degree may progress into jobs like:

  • Design Planner
  • Design Strategist
  • Senior Innovation
  • Strategist
  • Director of Product Development
  • Director of Innovation Methods
  • Director of User Research
  • Brand Strategist
  • Director of Interaction Design
  • Senior Information Architect
  • Director of Strategy and New Business Development
  • Digital Enterprise Strategist
  • Director of Experience Design

About this institute

Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. They're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving their learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for...

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