|Application deadline:||Applications can be made at any time|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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This programme aims to improve the effectiveness of designers within industry, and to enable both recent graduates and current practitioners to advance core design knowledge and specialist skills to a higher level.
It develops critical awareness of major issues in design practice, increasing students value to current and potential employers.
The programme also enhance students skills in producing a balanced portfolio of high-quality designs and innovative thinking, enabling them to deal with complex and inter-related issues both analytically and creatively.
The modules offered enable students to develop skills and competencies in the creative and / or analytical aspects of design whilst working with a diverse range of people.
It is the balance and focus of these skills and competencies that characterise the three named programmes which can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
On each route, students study five compulsory modules, two of which are route-specific. The three compulsory modules common to all programmes are:
* Design Research Methods
* Enterprise Business and Sustainability
* Sustainable Design
* Advanced Methods and Tools for Sustainable Design
* Cross-Disciplinary Group Project
* Design for Sustainable Behaviour
* Sustainable Design Major Project (Dissertation)
Modules provided by the Department will be assessed by coursework only. Modules from other departments may be assessed by examination, coursework or a combination of both.
A first or upper second class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. A lower level qualification with appropriate industrial experience may also be considered.
A design or engineering background is not essential, we encourage applicants from a wide range of disciplines who have an interest in innovative sustainable design and the desire to think differently about how to achieve it.
Acceptable English language qualification
* GCSE English Language - Grade C or above
* IELTS band 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
* TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22
|CAE score:||75 (Grade B)|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||92|
We offer more than 100 studentships for taught and research programmes and many departments award their own scholarships and bursaries. Ask for details of these and possible sponsorship opportunities from the department concerned when you apply.
Departmental Bursaries and Scholarships
Many departments offer bursaries to eligible categories of students, and scholarships on a competitive basis, some of which cover all tuition fees. Up-to-date information is available from our website at or speak to the department concerned.
Loughborough Sports Scholarships
We understand the pressure of combining university studying with elite level sport.
In addition to the considerable benefits of first class coaching, access to world class facilities, strength and conditioning and sports medicine support, our Sports Scholarships offer financial support as well as access to a sports mentor, a life skills programme, and the opportunity for flexible study. Our Scholarship holders receive between £500 and £3,500 per year.
To be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship, you need to have a confirmed place to study at Loughborough, and usually be competing at least at junior international level.
For full details, see the Loughborough Sport website or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1509 226108
University and departmental prizes and bursaries are awarded in many departments to postgraduate students who perform exceptionally well in their work or who contribute to the development of cooperation between the University and the local community.
Prizes awarded to postgraduate students currently include the prestigious Loughborough University Graduate School Prizes each worth £400, and two John Guest Memorial Travelling Scholarships, each valued at £500, awarded to research students to give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge of their subject, either within this country or overseas.
Access to Learning Fund (ALF)
The ALF is available to UK postgraduate (taught and research) students studying at least 50% of a full-time course who experience unanticipated and serious financial difficulties. To qualify, students must meet the same residence conditions as for student loans.
Postgraduate Taught Care Leavers Bursary
Care leavers from the UK who have recently graduated and want to progress onto full-time postgraduate study may be eligible for a bursary worth up to £2,660 which is intended for assistance with the cost of their study.
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