Taught course

Digital Design

University of York · School of Arts and Creative Technologies

Entry requirements

You should hold a 2:1 or equivalent in an undergraduate degree, with a demonstrable interest in Design. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 and significant relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Digital Design teaches you key design skills and theoretical expertise that can be applied across diverse societal and industry contexts.

Use digital design to tackle big challenges: how AI-aided design could tackle local climate change challenges; supporting inclusion and diversity in cultural heritage; creating intuitive digital experiences to support better mental health, and more.
You don't need a background in design. You'll gain practical experience in our bespoke multimedia complex - including screen-based interactive prototyping tools, graphic design, creative AI, 3D-modelling and printing - and develop your understanding of theoretical and research approaches.
Throughout your course, you'll develop team working, project management and communication skills. Build your portfolio by collaborating with external partners including charities, decision makers, research institutes and cultural organisations.
Enhance your employability through masterclasses with industry professionals. You'll be well-equipped to embark on careers in user experience, product development, research, creative arts and design across a variety of sectors.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.5, minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

Debbie Maxwell
+44 (0) 1904 32 5256