Masters in Design

Design degrees focus on fundamental aspects of design activity, from comprehension and methodology to values and philosophy. Design is often the first step before executing a certain product that has to follow certain aesthetic features and also respond to certain customers’ needs. Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Master in Design will learn to define the particularities of a certain object or concept, shape, size, colour, environment, costs, functionalities, utility, constraints, etc.

The use and attributes of design are becoming more and more diversified and are nowadays present in many different business sectors, from architecture and civil engineering, to organizational and human behaviour. A designer may work in different fields of activity such as: fashion design, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, web design and more. Students will be equipped with illustration skills as they have to be able to develop original ideas and concepts, as well as technical capabilities. They will also develop research and planning skills – in order to set a strategy for approaching each project, creativity and attention to detail.

Although most graduates of design work in media, advertising or software technology, other popular career options include: exhibition designer, interior designer, landscape architect, multimedia specialist, fashion designer and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Design (MDes) Interaction Design Design (MDes) Interaction Design, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 18,420
  • € 16,750
  • 12 months

The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use.

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Spatial Designs and Society Spatial Designs and Society, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 24,600
  • 24 months

Two year full-time Master/MSc program in English - Spatial Designs and Society. Students are taught by internationally recognized geographers and anthropologists from the UK, Canada and Denmark at Roskilde University.

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Design Informatics Design Informatics, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 8,500 per year
  • International £ 17,400 per year
  • 21 months

Choose Design Informatics at The University of Edinburgh and you’ll combine cutting-edge design with information hacking to design products and services that will transform lives.

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Fashion Styling Fashion Styling, Master
  • Apr 2017
  • EEA € 26,000
  • International € 26,000
  • 9 months

Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This degree is offered by Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing.

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Design (MDes) Design Practices Design (MDes) Design Practices, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 18,420
  • € 16,750
  • 10 months

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration,and who enjoy the creative from challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives.

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Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID), M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) at EIT Digital Master School focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.

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Innovation Management and Product Development Innovation Management and Product Development, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 32,228
  • 24 months

In the Innovation Management and Product Development track from KTH Royal Institute of Technology you will study and work with innovation in three ways; you will develop results in terms of new products, services and business models, you will organize and manage innovation processes both from a development project perspective and the perspective of organizational structure and you will work on innovation strategies in terms of new business development.

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Sustainable Urban Planning and Design Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 32,300
  • 24 months

The Master’s programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology addresses contemporary challenges. It focuses on the interrelationship between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. The program educates professionals with a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development.

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Engineering Design Engineering Design, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 32,228 per year
  • 24 months

KTH Royal Institute of Technology aims for all students to graduate the Engineering Design programme with excellent technical and organizational skills in development and engineering of complex and heterogeneous technical products. Each student follows one specialized Track: Machine Design, Mechatronics or Internal Combustion Engineering.

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Service Innovation and Design Service Innovation and Design, MBA
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 18 months

Laurea offers a cutting edge education in Service Innovation and Design - an ideal vehicle to create distinctive competences. The aim of the programme at Laurea University of Applied Sciences is to provide students with multidisciplinary knowledge in service innovation and design through advanced studies of different service theories and their implications for service innovation and design practice.

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