Taught course

Graphic Design

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.
Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course; please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information or check our information about undergraduate entry qualifications.

You'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting a course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.

Months of entry


Course content

Can graphic design make a real difference to people’s lives? Our MA Graphic Design is unique in evolving your design practice while exploring and developing your role as a creative designer who wants to effect social change. This could include issues such as behavioural and perspectival change, community cohesion, integration and diversity, and environmental challenges.
Whatever your background, you will advance your visual practice in the key areas of design, including research, textuality, materiality, concept development, visual communication, and typo/graphic innovation – leading to a more individualised, more coherent, and more competitive professional portfolio. You will augment this with more advanced knowledge of the complexities of socio-environmental problems, gaining insight into institutional and government structures, learning how to collaborate effectively, and rethinking how creative project development and management can play a central role in society.
This will enable you to gain the confidence to progress your career as a graphic designer, and take an active creative role in social and environmental change-making processes.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 (full-time per year)
International students
£17,500 (full-time per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1245 686 868