Taught course


University of Chester · Department of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in an appropriate Design subject, or equivalent, or exceptionally, will have evidence of recent professional work equivalent to honours degree standard. Applications must include a statement of intent, supported by 8 - 12 colour slides or digital images showing evidence of recent work. Suitable applicants will be invited for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time programme is intended for designers from across a range of design disciplines, especially graphic design, who wish to undertake advanced specialist study within a learning culture that facilitates support for advanced practice together with an appropriate critical and contextual challenge.

This programme provides an opportunity for designers who may already be working either in a design studio/agency or as a freelance/sole trader to explore their professional practice and obtain recognition through academic reflection. The programme is also intended to serve those students who have recently graduated and welcomes all designers whether they regard themselves as traditional practitioners or are steeped in digital media and the world of Adobe and beyond.

The range of design disciplines that are supported include graphic design, typography, design for the web, interaction design, editorial design, motion graphics, graphic illustration and animation.

Programme Structure:

Typical part-time first year: Research Methods for Design; Advanced Design Practice (double module)

Typical part-time second year: Collaborative Practice; Advanced Design Project (double module)

Typical part-time "summer" of a second year: Masters Major Project including a written component (supervised) (triple module)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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