At least 2:1 honours (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a design or design-relevant subject or, for exceptional candidates without such a degree, convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. You will be asked to provide a portfolio and an example of academic writing as part of the application process.
Months of entry
* Practical design for printed books and ebooks, delivered by practising designers through projects and assignments
* Theory and history, taught through a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops
* Access to the University’s special collections, ensuring a truly hands-on experience
* Close to resources, including historic libraries in Oxford and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
About the Department
Typography and Graphic Communication at Reading
Our Department has an international reputation for its teaching and research. It has been a leader in defining and shaping our field, with pioneering contributions in the integration of research into design teaching, the use of archives in developing understanding and guiding design decisions, and the consolidation of history, theory and practice in typographic education.
Our unique programmes enable you to develop excellent skills in design practice, enquiry and discourse. You will benefit from teaching that draws on academic and professional expertise from a wide range of staff and visiting contributors. Our small programme groups allow you to engage with other postgraduates and researchers, in a supportive and collegiate environment.
You will benefit from our links with design institutions all over the world. These include the Rare Book School in Lyon, the Information Design Association, International Institute for Information Design, Sign Design Society, Printing Historical Society, Monotype Imaging, The Newberry Library, Victoria & Albert Museum and St Bride Library. We also house a large number of outstanding typography and graphic communication collections.
Our programmes are superb preparation for careers in practice, and ideal for those considering MPhil or PhD study.
Information for international students
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team