Taught course

Service Design

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Admission to the MA Services Design Programme is not restricted to those with a design background. Applicants from any academic area are welcome as long as they can demonstrate an interest in design. Applicants will normally be required to have a Bachelor Degree with First or Second Class honours or other qualifications and professional experience that are deemed equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

As we now live in a world that relies upon a sophisticated service economy and designers are playing an increasingly important role in developing service experience and viability, an MA in Service Design is both relevant and transferable.

Service Designers go on to forge successful careers in leading design agencies, strategic or innovation units within the public sector department, Voluntary Community Sector organisaitons or within corporate business. They are involved in implementing social change projects, multi-national development and the supply of product service systems requiring high brand awareness and quality customer experiences.

This course will enable you to explore your theoretical and professional understanding of Service Design.

It is based upon a core of research, reflection and commercialisation with specific Service Design modules feeding into student initiated, and externally sponsored projects.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444