Entry requirements

A bachelor undergraduate degree with a 2:1 (hons) or higher. Candidates with industry experience or a strong portfolio may be considered with a lower classification.
•In a relevant Design subject. You are required to submit a portfolio of recent practical work.
•In a Non-Design subject. We will consider your application as long as you can demonstrate a real interest, enthusiasm and flair for design. You will need to submit a portfolio or demonstrate research on a relevant topic.


Months of entry

September

Course content

Great design ideas can change the world. With human and user-centred design at the heart of this internationally regarded Masters programme, you’ll develop research and practice-based design solutions to respond to a demanding industry and rapidly changing society.

Whether your background is in design or in another discipline, you’ll develop, test and evaluate innovative design solutions in real-life scenarios. You’ll gain first-hand experience of current needs and trends across a range of sectors, and focus on a large-scale design project within one of the specialisms offered (see the ‘Specialisms’ tab).

Taught by diverse staff with internationally recognised profiles in research and practice, you’ll build an interdisciplinary approach to design in a stimulating environment, while being exposed to and involved in cutting-edge research. You’ll gain practical and research skills to prepare you for a wide range of careers.

Specialist facilities

We have plenty of facilities to help you make the most of your time at Leeds. We have an impressive range of resources that you can use to develop your projects.

At the top of our research facilities we have the world’s most sophisticated mobile eye-tracking glasses, which are used to understand how users interact with design (see more information at http://www.tobiipro.com). Other excellent research facilities are our EEG equipment (electroencephalography) to understand how users interact with the world, and our colour analysis/prediction lab.

We also house the M&S Company Archive including documents, advertising, photos, films, clothing and merchandise from throughout Marks & Spencer’s history. ULITA, an archive of international textiles, is also housed on campus and collects, preserves and documents textiles and related areas from around the world. You can make appointments to view items, but it also has an online catalogue where you can explore the major collections.

You’ll also be able to develop your practice in well-equipped studios and purpose-built computer clusters so that you can build your skills on both PC and Mac. There is also a computer-aided design (CAD) suite with access to the latest design software, and some of the latest design technology, such as digital printing, screen printing, 3D printing, and laser cutting.

Information for international students

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in all components. TOEFL (internet based test) of at least 92 overall with at least 21 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK/EU and International Students. Please visit http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions
Email
texpg@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 3700