Taught course

Design

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in design or a related discipline. Applicants with appropriate work experience and/or a relevant professional qualification will be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MA Design will prepare you with the essential skills and knowledge to improve your career prospects, start your own business or further develop specialist design skills.

Offering the perfect blend of theory and practice in the context of business and society, the MA Design course will enable you to focus on your own specialist area of design practice. You will cover disciplines such as 3D design, fashion communication, fashion design, fashion marketing, graphic design, communication design, service design, interaction design, industrial design, interior design, 3D design and transportation design.

Developed specifically for those with an interest in design, and who have relevant experience, you will undertake a series of taught modules to develop your knowledge and practical skills, before completing a final project or thesis around your chosen specialism.

In addition to the taught aspect of this course, you will work on live industry projects that will enhance your CV and personal development through collaboration with those currently working in industry. Some recent examples of industry projects include work on oral healthcare with Procter and Gamble, wearable technology projects with the CPI National Centre for Printable Electronics, person-centred healthcare services with the Academic Health Science Network and the development of innovative kitchenware with Lakeland.

This course will also provide you with the knowledge and experience to be able to set up your very own design company, in addition to providing a strong foundation for progression to PhD studies.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 227 4444