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.

309 Design Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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.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

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. 

Electronics and Computer Science
M.A. Digital and Interactive Storytelling Lab

Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA is a new and innovative course, designed for digital storytellers and shaped like a media LAB. The Digital and Interactive Storytelling Lab course is offered at the University of Westminster.

University of Westminster - Faculty of Media, Arts 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
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. 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. 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.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. 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. Innovation Design Engineering M.Sc.

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

School of Design
M.A. 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. 

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. 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 and Transport

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

Art and Design
M.A. Art and Design (Fashion Design)

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

M.A. 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.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.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. Creative 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
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. 

M.Sc. Urban Strategies and Design

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

M.A. Sustainable Design

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

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
M.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  from University of the Arts London   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. 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.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. 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.Sc. Human Factors for Inclusive Design

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

Design School
M.A. Design

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

M.A. Urban Design

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

M.A. Urban Design

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

Welsh School of Architecture
Master History of Design

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

M.Res. Art and Design

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

M.A. Design Management and Entrepreneurship

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

Art and Design
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
Postgraduate Certificate PGCE Secondary - Art and Design

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

Department of Educational Studies
M.Res. RCA Communication Design Pathway

The MRes RCA Communication Design Pathway will introduce students to practice-led interdisciplinary and experimental research processes, methods and methodologies that inform and underpin communication design research. 

School of Communication
M.A. Performance Design

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

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
Preparation Course Art & Design UAL Extended Diploma Level 3

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

Master Digital Art and Technology

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

M.Sc. Structural Steel Design

The Structural Steel Design course at Imperial College London provides training in the analysis, design and assessment of steel and composite structures, and includes project work on structural forms of current industrial interest.

Faculty of Engineering
M.A. Ceramic Design

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

Bath School of Art and Design
M.A. Art and Design (Fine Art)

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

M.Sc. Mobile Application Development

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

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

Informatics is about structure, behaviour, and interactions, for natural and engineered information processors. Design is about the generation, development and testing of concepts, for the creation of physical objects, capabilities or services. 

School of Informatics