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
The course has run successfully for over five years and students have both enjoyed their time studying with us and the employment opportunities that have come their way upon completion. Katie Plumb who graduated in February 2010 had time to say "As a designer of automotive interiors, I needed a course that would help me transfer any design skills to work as a commercial Interior Design Practitioner. I wanted to set up my own Interior Design Practice and my work focussed upon the leisure industry with a live hotel project which provided me with a fruitful area to research". Katie is typical of the students who use the course either as a platform to launch a new career or to step up to more advanced studies once undergraduate training is complete. Applicants have typically studied Interior Design or Architecture, however do not be put off by this if you feel you wish to change study direction or need a new challenge we will be happy to meet you, discuss your background and the opportunities the course is likely to open up for you.
Practical work is carried out within our extensive and very well equipped studios and workshops. A programme of guest lecturers and visits to exhibitions, workshops, manufacturers, etc. further supports your studies.
A special feature of the MA programme is the blend of practice and theory which underpins the student projects. As a student on an MA course in the Northern School of Design you will belong to a postgraduate design community. You will study some modules alongside students from other design disciplines. Through participation in a common programme, you will experience a strong sense of community, sharing of knowledge and access to a wide range of staff skills and resources.
Information for international students
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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