BA (Hons) Design for Climate Justice

University of the Arts London
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2023
University of the Arts London

About this program

BA (Hons) Design for Climate Justice

BA (Hons) Design for Climate Justice places design action and ecological literacy at the centre of your learning.

Working across disciplines including graphic design, illustration, data visualisation and interaction design, you’ll learn how to communicate the urgency of climate change to a range of diverse audiences, along with the responsibility of designers to take action in addressing environmental and social challenges.

You’ll be supported to develop and position your skills and understanding of visual communication design as a mechanism for addressing environmental and social challenges - learning how to interrogate, integrate, facilitate, collaborate, advocate, activate, agitate, cultivate, originate, narrate and educate towards climate justice in ways that challenge existing inequalities.

Developing your understanding of graphic design and data visualisation processes in Year 1 will enable you to communicate climate justice in ways that generate impact and prompt action. Year 2 will provide an opportunity to interrogate visual communication through a wider range of disciplines including interaction design, illustration and branding. In Year 3, you’ll consolidate your knowledge by exploring your own voice as a creative practitioner, which you’ll also consider in relation to climate science, social, racial and gender justice, and your role as a ‘citizen designer’.

Admission requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

80 UCAS tariff points, which can be made up of one or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications:

  • A Levels at grade C or above (preferred subjects include: English; History; Geography or Environmental Science, Business; Art and Design, or other subjects within Social Sciences).
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4).
  • Merit, Merit, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects: Art and Design, IT & Computing). Merit at UAL Extended Diploma.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferred subject: Digital and Creative Media, Computing).
  • OR equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma at 24 points minimum

English language requirements

IELTS level 6.0 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

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Program content

Course units

Year 1

  • Introduction to Design for Climate Justice
  • Design School Explorations
  • Principles
  • Responsible Design

Year 2

Options units

Year 3

  • Process Portfolio
  • Realisation Portfolio

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

BA (Hons) Design for Climate Justice runs for 93 weeks in full-time mode. It is divided into 3 stages over 3 academic years. Each stage lasts 31 weeks.


  • Tuition fees for Home students are £9,250 per year
  • Tuition fees for International students are £25,970 per year

This fee is correct for 2023/24 entry and is subject to change for 2024/25 entry.

Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students.

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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings®, for the fifth year in a row. It has an international reputation in art, design, communication,...

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Why study at University of the Arts London

With multiple sites across London, UAL offers endless opportunities to draw inspiration from this global creative hub.

  • UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers across the creative industries and beyond.
  • Graduates are frequently shortlisted for national and global awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
  • UAL is home to more than 2,400 postgraduate students.
  • The university offers a wide range of theoretical and practice-based research programmes leading to a PhD or MPhil.
  • UAL is ranked among the UK’s top research universities, with 83% of research conducted by UAL students and staff graded as world-leading.
  • UAL has a diverse student community, with students drawn from over 130 countries across the globe.
  • Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from London’s world-famous art galleries, museums and theatres.
  • UAL’s dedicated support service offers useful advice for international students including guidance on funding, visa applications and accommodation.

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University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EY London
United Kingdom

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