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 Master Design (MDes) Interaction Design
  • 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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Design Informatics M.A. Design Informatics
  • 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 Master Fashion Styling
  • 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 Master Design (MDes) Design Practices
  • 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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Architectural Lighting Design M.Sc. Architectural Lighting Design
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 15,088 per year
  • 12 months

There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being, and its quality affects human behaviour, comfort, health, efficiency, safety and security. The one-year Master’s programme in Architectural Lighting Design at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is based on a new approach to light and light planning – a combination of visual, physical and biological-based experience and knowledge applied to design, technology and health.

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Sustainable Urban Planning and Design M.Sc. Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 15,500 per year
  • 24 months

The Master’s programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design educates students as professionals with a deep and holistic understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development. Students are trained to adapt planning and design practices to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.

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Engineering Design M.Sc. Engineering Design
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 15,500 per year
  • 24 months

The Master’s Programme in Engineering Design at KTH educates engineers with excellent technical and organizational skills in product development, engineering and design of complex and innovative products. As a student of the engineering design program you will choose one of three specializations; Machine Design, Mechatronics or Combustion Engines.

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Service Innovation and Design MBA Service Innovation and Design
  • 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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Embedded Electronics System Design M.Sc. Embedded Electronics System Design
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 14,800 per year
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

This Embedded Electronics System Design programme at Chalmers University of Technology educates engineers who can conceive complex embedded systems specifications, design such systems at the electronics systems level (ESL) and implement and verify the systems using state-of-the-art integrated circuits and packaging technologies and design tools. The programme provides in-depth coverage of the methodologies critical to the process.

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Information and Measuring Complexes: Manufacturing and Design Master Information and Measuring Complexes: Manufacturing and Design
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,110 per year
  • International € 2,535 per year
  • 24 months

ITMO University offers several double degree Master’s programs with world’s top universities. Most programs take two years, with one year at ITMO and the other year at a partner university. Classes are taught in English. The Information and Measuring Complexes: Manufacturing and Design course is offered by ITMO University.

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