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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254 Design Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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.A. Art & Design (Animation)

This Art & 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. 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. 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 & 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.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.

MA / MFA Design Informatics - MFA

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
Preparation Course Art & 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. 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. 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.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. 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. 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.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
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 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.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. 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.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.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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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. Arts and Lifestyle Journalism

Develop the advanced skills you’ll need for a successful career in journalism. Create substantial pieces of journalism on aspects of arts, culture and lifestyle that you’re passionate about and learn from tutors with extensive professional experience of arts journalism in print, broadcast and online.

London College of Communication
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.

M.A. Design: Ceramics MFA

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. 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.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. 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. 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.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. 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
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.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.

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
Postgrad.Dip. Design for Visual Communication

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate diploma. 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.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
M.Sc. Product Design Innovation

This programme will equip you with the necessary tools to develop your own product ideas and innovations, start your own design business enterprise, or enter new product development organisations.

Engineering & Applied Science
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
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. 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 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. 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