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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252 Design Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Art and Design (Animation)

This MA Art and Design (Animation) 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. 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.Sc. Entrepreneurial Design Management

Entrepreneurship is the focus of this Entrepreneurial Design Management programme at Loughborough University London. You will learn about the practicalities and challenges of establishing and running your own product design/manufacturing business.

Institute for Design Innovation
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. Urban Strategies and Design

The MSc in Urban Strategies and Design at The University of Edinburgh is delivered by academic researchers with international research experience, links and interests, in a range of urban areas. This wealth of knowledge and the use of contemporary pedagogies is integrated into the programme’s delivery.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
M.Sc. Digital Media Design

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

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
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 (3D Product Design)

This MA Art and 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. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

MA / MFA Design Informatics

The Design Informatics - MFA programme at The University of Edinburgh lets you reinvent your craft, deepening your design and art expertise while working with informaticians. Our advanced programmes, for professionals and recent graduates, are hands-on, progressive and designed with industry at their heart.

School of Design
Pre-Master Art and Design

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

University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
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
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. 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.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.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.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. 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. 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.A. Product Design MSc.

This new course is an innovative collaboration between Manchester School of Art, Faculty of Science & Engineering and MMU Business School. The course brings together students from creative and manufacturing backgrounds to study together on projects that challenge personal approaches to product design, engage with the technical constraints of manufacturing and explore the creative use of materials and processes.

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. 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. Embroidery MFA

The MA Embroidery course will provide you with an opportunity to specialise in stitch, in the broadest sense of the word. Embroidery has vast potential as a creative medium and can be used within art, craft and design outcomes. You will be expected to have an understanding of the context for your work, and undertake appropriate visual research. Both traditional and digital technological processes are available in specialist workshops, including Cornely, Irish, domestic, and single head computerised machines. The studios and workshops offer a lively and supportive place to test out and visualise ideas.

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. Automotive Design

This Automotive Design MA course from Coventry University is suitable for both aspiring practitioners of automotive design and those aiming for design management positions

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Postgrad.Cert. Secondary Design and Technology (Food Technology)

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of food technology with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

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.Sc. Design & Transport

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

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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. Design: Product + Space

Design: Product+Space - In a climate of rapidly developing technology and changeable cultural, political and economic attitudes, this course provides the opportunity to pursue an active role in designing the future landscape of our everyday environment.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Postgrad.Dip. Graduate Diploma in Design

This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English and to undertake preliminary study in the area of Design they would like to study at MA level.

Centre for English Language and Academic Writing
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. Structural Design & Construction Management

This industry-accredited course is tailored to civil and/or structural engineers wishing to become senior managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations, and is ideal for graduate engineers starting their career in the construction industry. It successfully combines structural engineering with advanced construction management, which will enable you to perform at a managerial level for a consultant or contractor. The course is led by a fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers with industrial and academic experience and expertise in advanced concrete design and seismic design.

M.A. Design

With human-centred design at the heart of this internationally regarded Masters programme, you’ll develop research and practice-based design solutions to respond to a demanding industry and rapidly changing society. The MA Design programme is offered by the University of Leeds.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
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.

Master Advanced Professional Diploma in Professional Practice in Art and Design

Push the boundaries of creative expression by developing your existing practice in areas such as art, graphics, sculpture, filmmaking, animation, sound and curating. From working with practising arts on live projects and spending time using our outstanding facilities, to attending workshops, seminars and guest lectures, we'll help you gain the expertise you need to help drive your creativity forward.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.Sc. Environmental Design of Buildings

This programme provides the skills and knowledge required by building design teams to create comfortable physical environments in and arand buildings that are healthy, sustainable and energy-conscious.

Welsh School of Architecture
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.<br><strong></strong>

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. Computer Games Art & Design

This MA responds to the pressing need for a high quality postgraduate degree serving the computer games and entertainment industries. The emphasis is on games design, art and animation, and will also develop the fundamentals of computer programming, entrepreneurship/business, and your own practice. You'll also be able to work with industry partners.

Department of Computing
M.A. Urban Design (PGDip/ PGCert)

The Urban Design (PGDip/ PGCert) course from Oxford Brookes University combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form.

School of the Built Environment
Postgrad.Cert. Secondary Design and Technology

Improve your design and technology skills in product design, materials and/or control technologies for teaching in schools, and then put them into practice. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

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
M.A. MA Typeface Design

On this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the principles and methods of typeface design, to equip you with the skills to produce your own digital typefaces.

Typography & Graphic Communication
M.A. Urban Design

Issues concerning the design of the urban environment are often overlooked - this course has been created to fill that gap. Urban design is a growing profession and we will help you to develop your creativity and knowledge in this area. Our course is actively involved with urban design initiatives in the region, assisting local communities and urban design practitioners in live projects and competitions. If you already plan, design and manage urban environments, we will improve your analytical and creative skills.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
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.Phil. Arts Research Degree - PdD

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

Art and Design
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. Innovation Design Engineering

The Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme is a leading-edge, creative product development course, which involves experimentation, design, engineering and enterprise activities. The degree programme has now been running for over 30 years and has produced some of the world’s leading designers working in companies such as Philips, IDEO, Apple, Sony and Samsung.

Faculty of Engineering
M.A. Art and Design

As a graduate from an art and design discipline, you will find this course balancing the practical – exploring and developing your own art and design work – with a strong culture of research.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
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. 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. Fashion Communication

With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this course is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level. The Fashion Journalism pathway focuses on writing, editing and digital media. Fashion Communication & Promotion is for innovative image-makers; and Fashion Critical Studies offers an academic approach to the analysis of Fashion.

Central Saint Martins
M.A. Contemporary Design

The Master’s in Fine and Decorative Art and Design derives from the oldest program at the Institute, the 'Works of Art' course, which started in 1969. It offers an integrated study of fine and decorative art and design based on case studies drawn from the late Renaissance through to the late Twentieth Century. 

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.

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
MA/MFA Design Jewellery

This course 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.<br>

M.A. Interaction Design Communication

MA Interaction Design Communication from University of the Arts London is a practice-led design course that prepares students to design for an increasingly technologically informed and interdisciplinary design world with skills in the following areas: interaction design, design prototyping, physical computing, user centered design, open source digital platforms, design research, foresight and insight, experience design, communication design, speculative and critical design, interactive design and digital arts.

London College of Communication
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. 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. 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
Postgrad.Cert. Design for Visual Communication

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate certificate. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study.

London College of Communication
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.