Taught course

Graphic Design

University of Central Lancashire · School of Art, Design and Fashion

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following: Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university. A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere (e.g. for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale). Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country. All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design. The course focus is rooted in visual communication research underpinned by theory, with an emphasis on the development of a very personal body of practical work. Students may choose to work within any area of contemporary graphic design practice or explore the potential for design diversity.

Throughout the course students are encouraged to pursue a unique personal line of inquiry within the broad subject area of Graphic Design. By the end of the programme all students should have completed a cohesive body of work to a professional standard and be able to clearly articulate a sound intellectual rationale and a broad critical viewpoint. The course can be taught via distance learning for certain students with the appropriate background, knowledge and skills. Evening tutorial sessions may be available for some students who are unable to attend in the day with many lectures being filmed to support them.

Information for international students

International Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 6.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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