Taught course

Design Futures

Middlesex University · School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

To be accepted to study on the MA Design Futures, we normally require a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the changing nature of contemporary design and its relationships to environments, users, society and culture in our challenging new course. With expert guidance from a diverse range of academics you will develop your own unique approach to designing for the future, with in-depth exploration of the traditional and experimental approaches to your discipline. Whatever your chosen field of design is, this course will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge to evolve your practice into a pioneering and sustainable career.

Why study MA Design Futures at Middlesex?
At Middlesex we take an innovative and creative approach to Design Futures that enables you to explore your interests and enhance your technical skills through experimentation, research and critical analysis. Flexibly designed to meet the ambitions of students from a wide range of creative backgrounds our course will equip you with the advanced skills, contemporary knowledge and industry insights you need to develop your own practice to a professional standard.
Based in our £80 million Art and Design School and taught by some of the UK's leading practitioners from a range of design disciplines, our course features world-class facilities and specialist workshops fitted with both new and traditional equipment. With opportunities to build industry contacts and exhibit your work off-site, you'll also gain the employability skills, exposure and experiences you need to navigate a successful career path in today's competitive creative industries.
Course highlights:
  • Our facilities are among the best in the UK, with cutting edge technologies, such as 3D printing, laser-cutting, CNC Routing, large format digital printing, all available in a dedicated workshop with expert technical support
  • An exhibition of your work in central London to create networking opportunities, build industry contacts in a professional environment
  • Direct access to London's design world with valuable industry links to a range of design specialists, galleries, studios, businesses, libraries and collections that will enhance your research and inform your practice
  • Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise through the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI) on campus.

Fees and funding

UK students
FEES £7,000
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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