Design Management, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14750
    Tuition (Year)
    6500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The course will help you to develop an understanding of contemporary design management. It prepares graduates for careers as design consultants, managers, researchers and design-led change-makers in private and public organisations as well as for doctoral study.
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About

The course will help you to develop an understanding of contemporary design management. It prepares graduates for careers as design consultants, managers, researchers and design-led change-makers in private and public organisations as well as for doctoral study. You will develop modes of thinking critical to the challenges design managers face across a range of real-world situations. The course explores design management from a range of future-oriented perspectives, including service design, design for sustainability, design strategy, and design and branding. An Imagination Lab – an intensive project-based design studio – enables students to undertake a deep dive into a complex design challenge.

Programme Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Year 1

    Core

    • Design Research Methods

    • Design Management

    • Contemporary Issues in Design

    • Major Research Project

    • Imagination Lab

    • Design and Business

    • Design Directions

    Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Design or a cognate discipline.
  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14750 International
  • GBP 6500 EU/EEA

Part Time (per year):UK/EU:£3,250

Funding

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