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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257 Design Master's degrees in United Kingdom

, M.A. Design Informatics

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.

Edinburgh College of Art
, 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. Integrated Circuit Design Engineering

The Integrated Circuit Design Engineering programme at the University of Kent targets producing engineers with knowledge and skills required for designing the integrated circuits which lie at the core of the vast array of consumer electronics of today’s world. The demand for people to fill such roles is extremely high, in companies (small and large) covering the range of electronics and ICT products, and integrated circuit design companies that supply them.

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
, M.Sc. Design Innovation M.A.

The focus of this Design Innovation M.A / Msc programme at Loughborough University London is ongoing development of Design Practice. You will take part in a series of processes and projects that will build a real and relevant portfolio of work.

Institute for Design Innovation
, M.A. Art & Design (Craft)

This Art & Design (Craft) 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. Awarded by Kingston University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar), we have worked together to design an exciting and unique Master's programme which will bring you endless opportunities as you further your studies and career in the creative arts.

, MRes Design Innovation

The focus of the Design Innovation programme from Loughborough University London is to communicate the latest knowledge and advances in design innovation practices.

Institute for Design Innovation
, Pre-Master Art & Design

A two term programme offered by the University of Huddersfield to prepare international students for progression to a number of Art & Design master's degrees.

University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
, M.Sc. Digital Visual Effects

The Digital Visual Effects programme at the University of Kent equips you with advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of high definition digital effects to help you become a highly skilled technical director (TD) in the visual effects industry.

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
, M.A. Digital Arts with a Year in Industry

Our integrated Master's in Digital Arts with a Year in Industry at the University of Kent offers you the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in areas such as interaction design, web design, digital film-making, computer animation and special effects.

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
, M.A. Art & Design (Photography)

This Art & Design (Photography) 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. Awarded by Kingston University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar), we have worked together to design an exciting and unique Master's programme which will bring you endless opportunities as you further your studies and career in the creative arts.

, M.A. Art & Design (3D Product Design)

This MA Art & Design (3D Product 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. Awarded by Kingston University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar), we have worked together to design an exciting and unique Master's programme which will bring you endless opportunities as you further your studies and career in the creative arts.

, 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. 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.A. Design and Culture

This Design and Culture programme at Loughborough University London will provide you with concepts and skills for undertaking ethnographic research for completion of design projects. These skills can be applied and developed in both the interdisciplinary and international design projects that provide the core of the programme.

Institute for Design Innovation
, M.Sc. Environmental Design of Buildings

This established MSc Environmental Design of Buildings from the Welsh School of Architecture, offered by Cardiff University allows built environment professionals to specialise in the design of comfortable and healthy environments in and around buildings with special focus on sustainability issues. The course is CIBSE accredited and available with full-time, part-time, and distance learning options. Currently with reduced fee for distance learners.

Welsh School of Architecture
, 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.Sc. Microelectronics Systems Design

This cutting-edge MSc Microelectronics Systems Design programme from the University of Southampton offers a wide choice of modules based on digital integrated circuit design and analogue integrated circuit design. It examines aspects of system integration and discrete device properties. It is an excellent platform for further research in the Nano or Electronic Systems and Devices group.

Electronics and Computer Science
, M.A. Spatial Planning and Urban Design

Associated with Cass Cities, this Spatial Planning and Urban Design MA from London Metropolitan University ensures you'll be embedded amongst the city-focused researchers of the Cass. Architecture, urban design and planning subjects are explored while you're introduced to a live site in London at the forefront of urban change.

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design
, M.A. Pattern and Garment Technology

This new course, MA Pattern and Garment Technology, offers a unique experience in fashion education at postgraduate level. The course develops innovative pattern and garment technologists who will be able to provide creative technical solutions to current and future problems within the fashion industry. You will acquire strong 2D and 3D technical skills and will become aware of the challenges currently facing this sector of the industry. The opportunity to work collaboratively with a company in order to research into and develop new processes and techniques that advance current practice will be a feature of the course.

London College of Fashion
, 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. 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. Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development)

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.

College of Health and Life Sciences
, M.Sc. Advanced Engineering Design

This programme is aimed at high calibre and ambitious Mechanical Engineering graduates who wish to gain expertise in systematically developing complex, multidisciplinary engineering design. You will learn how to design products requiring embedded intelligence and comprehensive engineering analysis and how to use six CAE software packages.

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
, M.A. Sustainable Design

This course is aimed at designers, creative workers and other specialists who want to direct their practice towards progressive sustainability and social agendas. It focuses on the value of design as a vehicle for addressing social and ecological concerns in both developed and developing world settings. It will equip you with the knowledge, capabilities and confidence to challenge the status quo by applying design thinking to the generation of design-led interventions for a sustainable future.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
, M.A. Landscape and Urbanism

This course aims to prepare you for creative roles in the context of landscape and urbanism design practice and research. Our London location, local and European networks and an international perspective provide the focus for contemporary landscape and urbanism projects, including green and water infrastructures, sustainable environment, and city strategies and the detailed design of places for people.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
, M.Sc. Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies

This new course provides a unique mix of multimedia and interaction design processes, design of 3D virtual reality and animation media, AV media and effects, and 3D media combined with real and virtual studio and on-location multimedia creation. It not only focuses on the creative art and design aspects of digital media, but also on the theory and practice of the technical tools and techniques required for creating 3D, interactive real and virtual reality media through the development of design and technology knowledge, understanding and skills.

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
, Master Design Integration and Building Information Modelling

A unique feature of this programmed is the multidisciplinary approach adopted, in which students from diverse construction related backgrounds will study together to understand the project complexity and the information needs of diverse project stakeholders. Also, the programme focuses on process improvement through lean design and construction, with the use of supporting BIM tools.

, M.A. Animation

Develop a thorough understanding of all aspects of animation on a course that encourages individual creativity and professional innovation. You learn about animation through practising disciplines such as stop motion, 2D drawn and 3D CGI animation using industry-standard software, camera equipment and industry spec studios. Workshops and practice-based assignments give you chance to develop the creative skills needed to work in this vibrant industry.

, M.Sc. Engineering Design

This programme enables students to work effectively in an engineering design role, whether that role concerns the design of products, processes or systems, at an overall or detail level. A balance of theory and practice is applied to the solving of real engineering design problems. All projects meet the product design requirements of one of our many co-operating companies.

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
, M.A. Art and Design History

This course provides an interdisciplinary study of the history of both art and design. As well as advancing your knowledge of developments that have occurred in these vibrant areas of practice in modernity, and in particular the last 50 years, the course will also provide you with transferable skills in history, theory and research.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
, M.A. Future Design

This innovative, industry-facing programme allows you to work either in a cross-disciplinary way or in a specialist area of study.

School of Arts & Media
, M.A. Design (Metalwork and Jewellery)

This course is for highly motivated and talented people who wish to work at the forefront of this creative discipline.We support the course with excellent technical resources and teachers who have international standing as designers and researchers.

, Master Service Design Innovation, MDes

The Master of Design programme provide the opportunity for you to develop creative thinking and innovative strategies through an advanced understanding of the practical application of design thinking and design strategy that can be applied in a global context.

, M.A. Digital Games Theory and Design

This exciting new programme will enable you to engage in, and experiment with, practical game design.You will explore a range of theories and concepts with which to analyse the various values of games, play and pleasure, and go back to 'basics' by considering what it is that makes for 'good' game play.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
, Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway in Art and Design

The Birmingham City University MA courses support creative individuals, including art and design graduates and practitioners, who are seeking a wider knowledge to develop interdisciplinary projects towards professional practice.

Birmingham City University International College
, M.A. Design Strategy & Innovation

This unique international, multi-disciplinary course will develop design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change. It comprises core modules of theoretical and analytical topics in areas such as innovation, creativity, team-working and leadership. Its special features also include analytical design exercises, multimedia educational material, research methods, case study, design audits and international placements.

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
, M.A. Sequential Design and Illustration

Primarily for graphic designers and illustrators interested in sequence and narrative, this course also attracts a diverse range of practitioners interested in telling tales and making them visible through a variety of forms. These have included written and illustrated books, interactive design, graphic novels, stage and exhibition design, animation, film, book arts and narrative textiles.

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
, Pre-Master Art and Design

Take your creativity to the next level with the Art and Design IIM – a programme specifically created to enhance your skills, knowledge and practice of art.

DMU Leicester International Pathway College
, M.A. Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Design)

The Architecture Planning and Landscape (Design) MA focusses on the interface between planning, landscape and architectural design in the creation of sustainable and successful places. This flexible and diverse course deals with these complex aspects in a creative and innovative way, with much of what you learn applicable worldwide.

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
, M.Sc. Product Design Innovation

MSc Product Design Innovation is ‘design’ led course.We also offer MSc Product Design Enterprise course which is ‘strategic’ management led. These two courses are intended to have strong similarities to enable students from different backgrounds to engage in either of two principle activities: Innovation (creative product design) and Enterprise (entrepreneurial business/ marketing, based on product or service). Both courses focus on developing effective visual communication, development of ideas and thinking and presentation skills.

Engineering & Applied Science
, M.A. Book Design

This course combines practical project work with exploration of related history. We emphasise the needs of the reader, and relate these to design principles and production issues.

Typography & Graphic Communication
, Master Computer Games Development (Art)

Channel your creativity and join a multi-skilled team to develop the next generation of video games. On our arts-based MA, you’ll join the vibrant games and technology community based here in Cambridge that includes Guerrilla, ARM, Frontier Developments, Jagex and Ninja Theory. Your course will have a new home in Compass House, which extends our campus along East Road. You’ll have the latest technology at your fingertips and be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
, M.A. Urban Design

A unique feature of the programme will be an investigation of the impact of globalisation and advances in the technological age on regional urbanism, and how regional cities in different parts of the world are addressing their prospects for sustained growth, in the midst of rapidly expanding metropolises.

, MRes Urban Design

The Master of Research in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University is designed primarily to enable students to link a programme of substantive research training to the subsequent pursuit of a doctorate.

School of the Built Environment
, M.Sc. Materials Design and Engineering

Our Materials Design and Engineering MSc gives graduates in science and engineering disciplines an understanding of the role and application of materials. It provides knowledge of traditional and new materials and the science underpinning their behaviour and properties.

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
, M.A. Material Futures

MA Textile Futures is now called MA Material Futures. We’ve always believed ‘textiles’ to encompass a broad approach to materiality, and to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of our work we have changed our course title.

Central Saint Martins
, M.Sc. Racing Engine Design

The MSc in Racing Engine Design from Oxford Brookes University is intended to enhance and extend your knowledge in engine design.

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
, M.Sc. Global Innovation Design

Global Innovation Design (GID) is a new joint Masters programme between Imperial and the Royal College of Art. It is a unique, trans-national Master's design initiative which brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: Europe, North America and Asia.

, M.Sc. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design

The unmanned systems industry is currently undergoing explosive growth; as a result there is an increased demand for unmanned vehicle systems designers.The Unmanned Vehicle Systems Design MSc programme at University of Southampton has been created to provide graduate engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge to design unmanned air vehicle systems.

Engineering Sciences
, M.Sc. Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

This MSc/PgDip/PgCert are offered with four named pathways. During the first and second years of the course, students undertake a number of generic, compulsory classes. In addition, each named pathway has a number of compulsory classes and optional classes. The themes of the courses are broadly in line with those of the one-year MSc programmes.

, M.Sc. Urban Design

Urban design has an important role in determining both the current and future form of cities. The responsibility for the development and management of cities is becoming increasingly shared.

, M.Sc. Product Design

Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising future developments in design and manufacture is a complex challenge for product designers across the globe. This course will develop your understanding of systematic design processes relating to business strategy, and influencing sustainable development within the design process.

Faculty of Science and Technology
, M.A. / MFA Design: Ceramics

MA/MFA Design: Ceramics is concerned with the development of advanced craft and design practice. The course provides a complex and diverse territory for MA study. It is grounded in ceramics practice - the rich history of people and objects, social and political narrative – yet encourages students to question the roles and rituals of ceramics practice in today’s society.

, M.Sc. Drug Discovery and Design

Train as a pharmaceutical scientist at Liverpool John Moores University on this new, Masters-level Drug Discovery and Design course. Gain hands-on laboratory experience, carry out novel research and enjoy excellent employment prospects.

, M.A. Data Visualisation Design

As a Data Visualisation Designer you can contribute innovative solutions with the potential to transform societal challenges, by designing the human interface to increasingly complex problems. On this course, you will learn how to create rich and meaningful stories with data. We will study digital content in any mode, whether it is in alphanumeric form, binary, vector, pixel, video, or others. The designer provides an important interface, that allows us to explore data and generates meaningful communication. This communication is predominantly visual, but with developments in Wearables and the Internet of Things, is also becoming increasingly physical, affective, networked and interactive. Data Visualisation Design spans traditional graphic and information design, interaction design, information architecture, computational design, design thinking and user-centred and user experience design.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
, M.A. Professional Design Practice

This rigorous MA offers a professional award to graduates in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture or related spatial-design disciplines. The course will develop your professional knowledge and skills; your understanding of entrepreneurship and business; your practice management and project leadership skills, and will expand your knowledge of setting up and running your own design practice. It will also deepen your understanding of ethical professional design practice and procedures and will help you to develop a practice or sector specialism.

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
, M.A. Media, Art and Design By Research

As a postgraduate MA student enrolled in the Media, Art and Design by Research programme offered at Canterbury Christ Church University you will join a department with over thirty years of experience delivering excellent teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, and award-winning professional practice.

, M.A. /MFA Design: Jewellery

MA/MFA Design: Jewellery asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse.

, M.A. Product Design

Our MA Product Design course provides a conceptual process and context for the development of creative and innovative products. This includes the study of socio-cultural and economic issues, new technologies and creative visual language in relation to your practice.

Three Dimensional & Product Design
, M.A. Design (Fashion)

Study fashion design at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are fashion design specialists, researchers and practitioners.

, M.A. Contemporary Design

The MA in Contemporary Design combines academic study of 20th century and contemporary decorative art with an exploration of the professional design world and is aimed at those considering a career in this field.

, M.A. Games Design

Rooted in experimental practice, MA Games Design ensures that students are equipped with both the technical and critical skills that allow them to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes. You will also explore concepts of goal, challenge and obstacle through critical evaluation in order to understand the motive forces of play that operate in game design.

London College of Communication
, M.A. Design Innovation MA/MSc/PG Dip

Design Innovation MA/MSc offering an exciting and innovative approach to learning, this course gives students the framework for developing innovative design products in all areas of design while developing an understanding of marketing and business strategy.

Art and Design
, M.A. Advertising

By combining cutting edge thinking with practical project work, MA Advertising will enable you to develop the essential skills and experience to succeed within this dynamic and challenging industry. You'll be encouraged to develop your own creativity, produce creatively persuasive advertising work and gain an in-depth critical insight into advertising and its role in shaping society and culture.

London College of Communication
, M.A. Communication Design

This course aims to provide a balance between theoretical, practical and business skills, and develop your levels of critical enquiry so you can pursue the communication of ideas and concepts.

School of Arts and Design
, M.A. Art and Design

This PG degree gives you the flexibility to develop practical art and design skills across a range of art and design disciplines. The MA provides an exciting environment for you to develop your personal practice supported by established practitioner/tutors in your chosen field.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
, Master Environmental Design (MArch)

The MArch Environmental Design, University of Nottingham course is a design project-based programme which aims to provide advanced training in integrated environmental design in architecture.

Built Environment
, M.Sc. Digital Media Design

This innovative Digital Media Design online programme from The University of Edinburgh is for people interested in practically exploring the complex relationship between visual or sonic design and digital media.

Edinburgh College of Art
, Postgrad.Cert. Design and Technology Education

This course is for people with a passion to teach design and technology but need to develop their skills and knowledge before going into the classroom. If you have completed a degree in a subject that doesn't quite match the PGCE Design and Technology entry criteria, this DfE Teaching Agency approved course enables you to develop the broad range of skills and knowledge needed to teach this diverse and exciting subject.

, M.Phil. /PhD Arts Research Degree

Reasons to undertake Arts research at De Montfort University: DMU Art and Design was ranked joint first in the UK in terms of the percentage of research environment graded 4* (world-leading) or 3*(internationally excellent). REF2014; DMU Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts was ranked joint first in the UK for research impact graded 4* (world-leading) or 3*(internationally excellent). REF2014

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