Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Design at the University of Lincoln is a multi-disciplinary programme that puts your chosen creative project, and the studio practice needed, at the heart of things. It offers taught elements geared towards expanding and consolidating the thinking, planning, and execution behind your project.

The taught elements aim to strengthening your reflective creative practice via inquiring into the nature of the creative process itself as well as your current ways of thinking, to make your creativity more sustained and 'knowable'.

The course seeks to enhance your professional development by improving your skills in research, thinking about end users, and communicating your creative ideas more clearly to others. It also offers the opportunity to think about creative business development, getting your work 'out there' to grow your career and/or creative business possibilities.

MA Design offers a broad range of conceptual debates to help situate and contextualise your creative project, as well as discussions of a more specific and practical nature to help with the actual making which takes place in the studio/workshop - all geared towards helping you to shape your current designing and creative future.

Students have access to a wide range of creative technologies and dedicated workspaces, as well as access to a wide network of creative people beyond the teaching team itself. This includes researchers and practitioners within Lincoln School of Design, staff working in other disciplines across the University, and creative industry contacts beyond.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.


Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses.


These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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