Study Design in United Kingdom

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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 moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

304 Design Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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. 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.

Central Saint Martins
M.A. Digital Media Management

How can designers, managers, entrepreneurs and scholars keep pace with the rapidly changing field of digital media and web design? This Digital Media Management programme is offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Microelectronics Systems Design

The MSc MicroElectronics System Design degree at University of Southampton is a cutting edge course, allowing you to choose from a wide range of modules based on digital integrated circuit design and analogue integrated circuit design. This one year course equips you with highly sought after skills to undertake further research or work in industry.

Electronics and Computer Science
M.A. M.A. By Project

M.A. By Project from London Metropolitan University is a master’s degree that offers you the opportunity to develop a research project based on your own unique and distinct practice. This arts-related course will offer you the skills and support to position yourself as a practitioner or to take your next step towards doctoral research. 

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

This new course, MA Pattern and Garment Technology from University of the Arts London , 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. 

London College of Fashion
M.A. Spatial Planning and Urban Design

The Spatial Planning and Urban Design MA from London Metropolitan University combines the disciplines of architecture, urban design, and planning to help you become effective in all aspects of urban understanding. We'll encourage you to become an architect and architectural designer who understands how to intervene strategically in city-level architecture and planning.

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design
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. 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. 

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

Art and Design
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
Postgraduate Certificate 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 (Part-time)

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.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: 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
Postgraduate Diploma 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. 

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 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. In workshops, seminars and guest lectures, you will work alongside practising artists, and you will also have access to our outstanding studio facilities where you will hone your expertise and drive your creativity and career 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. 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.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. Information Experience Design

IED is set within the vibrant mixed studios of the RCA’s School of Communication, each of its pathways with a specialist Lab as its hub. Professor Neville Brody, who provides inspiration and instigation, calls IED an interface between information and experience, and a platform for exploring post-screen, post-digital and post-disciplinary practice. 

School of Communication
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
Postgraduate Certificate 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.Eng. Product Design and Innovation

Our Product Design & Innovation degree will provide you with a balance of creative and artistic modules and with materials knowledge and practical skills, allowing you to explore the dynamic world of the product designer.

Department of Engineering and Design
M.Sc. Urban Strategies and Design

The Joint M.Sc. in Urban Strategies and Design at The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University offers an understanding of the way social, economic and political factors influence the urban environment. The Master’s course includes topics like architectural design, spatial planning and you will learn how urban design techniques apply in areas like engineering, or education.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
M.A. 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.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
M.Res. Healthcare and Design

The new MRes (Masters of Research) in Healthcare & Design is an interdisciplinary programme that draws on the complementary knowledge and expertise of Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. The programme will equip students from a wide range of academic and professional practice backgrounds with the tools and techniques to instigate and lead innovations in healthcare systems, services and environments.

School of Design
M.Sc. Digital Media Design

The online M.Sc. in Digital Media Design at The University of Edinburgh teaches you how to develop design projects for video games, animation movies, social media or e-commerce. The Master’s programme includes courses of interactive visual design, sound design, or digital playgrounds. Test your ideas in individual and team projects using creative facilities like mixing desks and radio studios.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
M.Sc. Superyacht Design

Southampton Solent’s unique superyacht design master’s programme – the only one of its kind the UK – blends naval architecture and structural design with management skills to help provide you with essential career-boosting skills.

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. Design For Change

Address the world’s global challenges through design-led interventions, while studying at a world-leading University. The MA Design for Change from The University of Edinburgh is an exciting new programme fostering a new breed of designer for the 21st century. 

Edinburgh College of Art
M.A. Curating

Specialise in curating across art, design, media and culture. Join graduates from Sunderland in curatorial and academic roles across the world.

M.A. Ceramics (Part-time)

Join the university with the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe. Make use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre. Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of ceramics.

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.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
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. 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. 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.

M.A. Art and Design (Photography)

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

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
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. 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. 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. 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. Architectural Design

This one year full-time MA in Architectural Design is aimed at students who are looking for a rich, engaging and design-focused post-graduate programme, but do not wish to qualify as a UK registered architect.

Welsh School of Architecture
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.Res. 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

The aim of this course is to develop advanced urban design skills, with a particular emphasis on designing sustainable and health promoting cities, and informing the re-use of urban landscapes and neighbourhoods.How to apply

M.Sc. Product Design Engineering

Product Design Engineering is the development phase of product design within the creative industries, and this qualification supports graduates in taking leadership and management roles in this sector. Product Design within the Creative Industries refers to the design of user operated products, usually of a technology and electronic base. Product Design Engineering is offered by Coventry University. 

Art and Design
M.A. Computer Games Development (Art)

Channel your creativity and join a multi-skilled team to develop the next generation of video games. On the arts-based MA, you’ll join the vibrant games and technology community based here in Cambridge that includes ARM, Frontier Developments, Jagex and Ninja Theory.

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

Design and visualisation plays a key role in many of today’s businesses and organisations. From designing complex animations, brand identity, 3D products, virtual interiors, landscape, architectural visualisation and new conceptual designs, employers look for graduates with creativity and knowledge-based software skills. Design and Visualisation is offered by Birmingham City University. 

School of Architecture and Design