Study Design in United Kingdom

Study Design in United Kingdom

Studying Design

Design can fulfil functional as well as aesthetical purposes while also considering economical and social aspects. Design studies can have a very different focus and scale. Whereas industrial design is focused on designing products, urban design is considering the arrangement, appearance and functionality towns and cities.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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297 Design Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Art and Design (Fashion Design)

This MA Art and Design (Fashion Design) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

M.A. Technology and Learning Design

This online Master of Arts in Technology and Learning Design programme aims to give you the skills to design learner-centred programmes that harness, manage and lead technological innovations to deliver the very best cross-cultural learning experience for students. It seeks to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to build a brighter future for your organisation and your community one learner at a time.

M.Sc. Service Management and Design (SMD)

In today's complex business environment, where so much of global GDP is now service-related, service science is both an exciting and crucial area in which businesses must increase their expertise to stay ahead. The Service Management and Design (SMD) research group at WMG University of Warwick has been working alongside leading companies such as IBM, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems in actively shaping research and teaching to answer the increasing demand for experts in this area.

WMG, International Manufacturing Centre
M.A. Art and Design (Fine Art)

This MA Art and Design (Fine Art) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

Pre-Master Art and Design

This two-term Art and Design programme at the University of Huddersfield will prepare you for progression to a range of art and design Master’s degrees.

University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
M.A. Art and Design (Spatial Design)

This MA Art and Design (Spatial Design) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

M.A. Performance Design and Practice

The Performance Design and Practice course at the University of the Arts London brings together artists, directors, writers, researchers and designers to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st century. Graduates go on to professional practice, working as influential directors, writers and producers in theatre, TV, film, opera or dance, or progress to research degree study.

Central Saint Martins
M.Sc. Interaction Design and Computing

This newly redesigned Interaction Design and Computing course at the University of Westminster enables graduates to be able to understand, design and develop digital solutions within the emergent digital economies. Graduates would be able to follow a flexible program of study and either plan a career in interaction design, mobile and digital solutions, data and analytics, or emergent systems or to explore the opportunities offered in London as a start-up capital.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.A. Design Management and Cultures

Develop high-level leadership, management, communication and analytical skills for a career in the creative and cultural industries. MA Design Management and Cultures combines academic study with creative and professional practice in a project-led curriculum that draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from business and the arts.

London College of Communication
M.Sc. Digital Media Design

This innovative Digital Media Design online programme at University of Edinburgh offers the best of studio-based design learning in an online context.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
M.A. Graphic Communication Design

Graphic Communication Design is the carrier signal for the twenty-first century. MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins brings together design-led and research driven approaches to an increasingly important practice and field of study. We take a critically informed and widely experimental approach to the production, form, and circulation of knowledge. We facilitate our students to become versatile makers, astute commentators, and positive agents of socio-economic, cultural, and technological change.

Central Saint Martins
M.Sc. Design and Transport

Based upon our world renowned undergraduate courses in Transport Design, this Design and Transport MS from Coventry University offers graduates the opportunity to study the industrial design of transportation at postgraduate level.

Art and Design
M.A. By Project - MA

The MA By Project from London Metropolitan University is an innovative degree that gives you the opportunity to set your own agenda as a practitioner / researcher. You will be supported to develop and explore your practice through a self-directed research project, making your own work central to your programme of study throughout the duration of the course.

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design
M.A. Interior Design

This Interior Design course at Coventry University will suit recent graduates who already have some academic knowledge of interior design or interior products, but wish to deepen their design skills and understanding of the wide range of the interior design workfield.

Art and Design
M.A. Ecological Design Thinking

The ecological design thinking programme is trans-disciplinary, insightful and universal in its application; pragmatic and integrative in its operation. It brings together theoretical and practical discourses on ecologically inspired design, with methods of design thinking that are merged with the latest developments in anthropology, psychology and socio- political economics.

M.A. 3D Design for Virtual Environments PgD

The MA / PgD 3D Design for Virtual Environments programme from Glasgow Caledonian University enables you to develop advanced skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of 3D visualisation and computer based animation. The programme focuses on current industrial 3D expertise in 3D modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration techniques to your existing skill set.

M.Sc. Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design

The results of unsustainable human development in the 21st century are evident as climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty and inequality become inescapable global realities. The next big challenge for society is to transform our economy to incorporate the principles of sustainability. This presents an exciting opportunity to rethink, redesign and rebuild a positive future for business practice.

Department of Life Sciences
M.A. Innovation Design Engineering M.Sc.

Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) is a double Masters that has been run jointly with Imperial College London for over 35 years. It is a leading-edge, creative product development course that involves experimentation, design, engineering and enterprise activities. 

School of Design
M.A. Design Futures

Explore the changing nature of contemporary design and its relationships to environments, users, society and culture in our challenging new course. With expert guidance from a diverse range of academics you will develop your own unique approach to designing for the future, with in-depth exploration of the traditional and experimental approaches to your discipline. Whatever your chosen field of design is, this course will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge to evolve your practice into a pioneering and sustainable career.

School of Art and Design
M.A. Curating Contemporary Design (in partnership with the Design Museum)

This ground-breaking MA is the only course of its kind. Enabling students to develop the skills to curate, interpret and communicate contemporary design within the museum and cultural sectors, it has gained an international reputation since it was established in 2001. The course attracts students from around the world from a wide range of practice and academic disciplines, a high percentage of whom go on to work at some of the world's most respected cultural institutions.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. MA Information Design

This programme is about user-centred communication design. A typical project may involve wayfinding, diagramming, complex page layouts, or digital media.

Typography & Graphic Communication
M.A. Digital Effects

This is a truly international course, attracting students from all over the world with a diverse range of cultures and identities. It will provide you with a strong theoretical and technical underpinning for the principal areas of study thanks to lecture series on filmmaking techniques, green screen, MOCAP, computer graphic principles, the fusion of art and technology, personal research, and applied digital effects theory and practice.

Faculty of Media and Communication
M.A. Creative Digital Media

This course is designed for ambitious practitioners who are looking to hone their future directions, post graduation, or who are already working in the creative and media industries.

Master Programmes
M.Phil. Architecture and Urban Design

This two year course uniquely combines a professional course; that is, an ARB/RIBA Part 2 course with a Cambridge Master’s degree in Philosophy. It provides advanced teaching, research and practice opportunities in environmental design, including the social, political, historical, theoretical and economic aspects of architecture, cities and the global environment.

M.A. Urban Design and Planning

This course is uniquely holistic, with students of planning and urbanism taught alongside those of architecture and landscape. It has a strong critical approach and a focus on design that is broadly understood to encompass urban form and space - alongside more strategic thinking in relation to frameworks, planning policy or communication tools. It offers a firm grounding in current planning practice and its background, within a global political and cultural context.

M.Sc. Urban Strategies and Design

The postgraduate programme in Urban Strategies and Design is delivered jointly by the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) of the University of Edinburgh and the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at Heriot-Watt University.

M.A. Sustainable Design

As a cultivated form of invention, design shapes, modifies and alters the world around us for better or worse, and the need for modern design to be more sustainable and ethically responsible has never been more important.

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
M.Sc. Sustainable Architectural Design

MSc Sustainable Architectural Design bridges the gap between architecture, technology and sustainable design. It aims to prepare future decision makers to meet the challenges of environmental change and sustainable development. Informed by the School of Architecture & Design’s expertise in sustainability and the environmental impact of buildings, this programme enables you to develop a critical understanding of environmental sustainability, construction and building technology and the principles of sustainable design. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to apply innovative and sustainable community-centred solutions to the challenges of 21st Century living.

M.A. Urban Design

In an increasingly urbanised world, there is growing international demand for urban design graduates. These courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate in this rapidly expanding profession. Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities.

Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment
M.A. Garden Design

The MA in Garden Design aims to provide an integration of the creativity of art and design with the core knowledge of ecology, landscape and garden theory, history, technology, restoration and the understanding of the theoretical and applied levels of knowledge and practice in garden design.

Department of Design
MRes RCA Material Pathway

The MRes RCA Pathway in the School of Material offers interdisciplinary training in approaches to research for fashion, textiles, jewellery, metal, ceramics and glass. The Pathway will encourage the development of methodological and theoretical perspectives building on a range of interdisciplinary research methods and theories to explore and develop the research culture within our design and craft disciplines.

School of Material
M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

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.

M.Sc. Human Factors for Inclusive Design

Loughborough University is pleased to offer this postgraduate taught programme along with four others in the field of ergonomics and human factors. This interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning means that you benefit from teaching provided by our specialist experts in each area, ensuring that you are trained to the highest professional standard. This streamed approach also provides a greater degree of knowledge and information sharing across the different aspects of ergonomics and human factors.

Design School
M.A. Design

This Design MA / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate, University of Chester part-time programme is intended for designers from across a range of design disciplines, especially graphic design, who wish to undertake advanced specialist study within a learning culture that facilitates support for advanced practice together with an appropriate critical and contextual challenge.

The Faculty of Arts and Media
Pre-Master Undergraduate Pathway in Architecture, Art and Design

Highly flexible and practical, the courses allow you the freedom to explore a range of art and design practices and to find your own creative strength and inspiration. Our innovative structure means it's easy to change direction, or explore new ideas, media or ways of working.

Birmingham City University International College
M.A. Design

Pursue your passion for particular areas of design, at an advanced level and with professional support. Contextualise your chosen areas within the broader field of design with theoretical elements. Join our graduates in exciting jobs throughout the design industry and around the world.

M.A. Urban Design

The Liverpool School of Art and Design offers you the space to explore your creative potential and understand how its application in design can interact with, adapt and change the landscape of cities and urban spaces and our experience within them.

M.A. Urban Design

Run in conjunction with the Welsh School of Architecture, this course enables students to learn by deploying design, theory, and development and design control practices, which inform urban design processes.

Welsh School of Architecture
Master History of Design

The MSt in the History of Design is a master's degree offered part-time over two years, taught on one Saturday a month. The programme focuses upon design and decoration produced in Europe and America since 1851. Students progress from a grounding in material and historical analysis to dissertation research.

M.Sc. Industrial Product Design

This MSc in Industrial Product Design from Coventry University covers areas such as branding, the social impact of design, design management, design innovation, design technology and global design issues.

Art and Design
MRes Art and Design

The Liverpool School of Art and Design offers a rewarding research opportunity for you to develop your art and design research ideas, methods and skills under the tutelage of expert practitioners in one of the oldest schools of its kind outside of London.

M.A. Design Management and Entrepreneurship

The course is aimed at design and creative industry entrepreneurs and will allow you to apply your creative and analytical skills to a wide variety of business and social contexts, from small, local businesses to multinational corporations and social enterprises.

Art and Design
Postgrad.Cert. PGCE Secondary - Art and Design

This programme prepares you to teach art and design in secondary schools. You are shown how to plan, resource and organise art lessons, and how to monitor, record, evaluate and assess the art practices of students.

Department of Educational Studies
M.A. Performance Design

In the Performance Design course at the University of Leeds, you’ll develop an awareness of the performance events and experiences that can be created with the aid of lighting, projection, settings and objects, puppetry, props, costume, sound as well as newer technologies such as digital and pervasive media.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.Sc. Urban Design

MA Urban Design enables you to apply your existing knowledge and skills to the design of contemporary urban environments, suburbs and the urban centres of smaller towns and villages. This specialist programme is designed to equip you with an informed and critical view of global urban design. Based on current contextual planning concepts and issues, you will develop skills for the appraisal and resolution of problems posed by the built environment in towns and cities.

Preparation Course Art & Design UAL Extended Diploma Level 3

This two-year course provides an opportunity for those interested in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity with a qualification thats stimulating and demanding, and provides a supportive transition from Further Education (college) to Higher Education (university).

Master Digital Art and Technology

Immerse yourself in the world of emergent digital technologies. Integrating science, technology and art, we’ve created a multi-disciplinary, research-focused environment in which you can develop your own personal digital practice.

M.A. Ceramic Design

Ceramics aims to develop individual abilities within the subject, whether through practice or historical or theoretical study. Whether you want to specialise in sculpture and installation, or studio ceramics and product design, studying Ceramics at Bath School of Art and Design gives you the opportunity to develop individual abilities in the subject through a wide range of disciplines, like hands-on practice, or historical and theoretical study.

Bath School of Art and Design
M.Sc. Mobile Application Development

This advanced Master's programme in Mobile Application Design at the University of Kent prepares you to develop applications for these devices, equipping you to become a highly skilled professional for the Mobile Industry with the latest skill set.

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
M.Sc. Design Informatics (School of Informatics)

Informatics is about structure, behaviour, and interactions, for natural and engineered information processors. Design is about the generation, development and testing of concepts, for the creation of physical objects, capabilities or services. Design Informatics focuses on designing with data. We can harness massive connectivity, analytic power and industrial-strength simulation to design tangible products and intangible services to transform the ways we work, live at home, care for each other, and play.

School of Informatics
M.A. Web Design and Content Planning

University of Greenwich, Web Design and Content Planning programme takes graduates from many disciplines and provides them with the skills to plan, design, build and promote effective websites. It is aimed both at people who manage corporate websites and at those who wish to start their own web business.

School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
M.A. Design: Product+Space

This course offers a space for students to exercise their own design curiosity and motivation within the broad spectrum of product and spatial design. There are no predetermined leads to follow, simply an expectation to challenge and take risks rather than to passively accept. In this spirit, design is seen as a journey of discovery and a genuine means to provoke change. Students from a range of international design disciplines create a lively studio environment.

M.Sc. Design Innovation Management

Through this Design Innovation Management programme at Loughborough University London you will be provided with concepts and skills for a variety of consumer, commercial, national and international markets across industry sectors.

Institute for Design Innovation
M.A. Art and Design Practice

You will apply to MA Art and Design Practice, where you have an opportunity for interdisciplinary study under the art or the design routes, whilst confirming your research focus and final pathway.

Faculty of Design, Media & Management
M.Sc. City Design and Social Science

This innovative, interdisciplinary City Design and Social Science programme from London School of Economics and Political Science sets the complex challenges of city design and development in their social, economic, environmental and political contexts. It is unique as a studio-based master’s with a strong orientation to practice located within a world-leading social science institution.

Cities Programme
M.A. Design: Furniture MFA

MA Design - Furniture is concerned with relationships between people, contexts and environments and the designed consequences. Furniture design activity in this context should be considered as a prospective and not prescriptive pursuit so the question ‘What can contemporary furniture practice be?’ is particularly relevant.

Postgrad.Cert. Secondary Art and Design

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of art and design, studying with a specialist to gain the knowledge and skills to use a variety of different approaches to teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science