Study Design in United Kingdom

Study Design in United Kingdom

Studying Design

Design can fulfil functional as well as aesthetical purposes while also considering economical and social aspects. Design studies can have a very different focus and scale. Whereas industrial design is focused on designing products, urban design is considering the arrangement, appearance and functionality towns and cities.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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257 Design Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.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. Digital Creative Media

This Digital Creative Media programme conducted at Loughborough University London is aimed at building your knowledge and developing expertise in a range of digital creative media topics, to be able to help understand, design and develop creative media applications which are growing in popularity including smart phone applications.

Institute for Digital Technologies
M.Sc. Advanced Sustainable Design

The Advanced Sustainable Design programme at The University of Edinburgh gives you skills in creating sustainable strategies through design. The programme is delivered in a series of studio design projects supplemented with workshops and seminars on aspects of sustainable design.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
M.A. Art & Design (Communication Design)

This Art Design (Communication 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. Product Design

Product Design at The University of Edinburgh centres on the exploration of problem spaces, understanding that much of what designers do is re-define and re-interpret products and their contexts enabling people to lead engaged, productive and meaningful lives.

School of Design
M.Sc. Sound Design

The Sound Design programme at The University of Edinburgh is targeted at individuals interested in exploring the domain of sound in the wider context of new media theory and technology. It is strongly interdisciplinary and course content ranges from the study of film sound to interactive audio design, sound installation and web design.

Reid School of Music
M.Sc. Design Innovation M.A.

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

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

This Art & Design (Craft) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. Awarded by Kingston University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar), we have worked together to design an exciting and unique Master's programme which will bring you endless opportunities as you further your studies and career in the creative arts.

M.A. Art & Design (Graphic Design)

This MA Art & Design (Graphic 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.

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. Service Management and Design (SMD)

In today's complex business environment, where so much of global GDP is now service-related, service science is both an exciting and crucial area in which businesses must increase their expertise to stay ahead. The Service Management and Design (SMD) research group at WMG University of Warwick has been working alongside leading companies such as IBM, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems in actively shaping research and teaching to answer the increasing demand for experts in this area.

WMG, International Manufacturing Centre
M.A. Technology and Learning Design

This online Master of Arts in Technology and Learning Design programme aims to give you the skills to design learner-centred programmes that harness, manage and lead technological innovations to deliver the very best cross-cultural learning experience for students. It seeks to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to build a brighter future for your organisation and your community one learner at a time.

M.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. Spatial Planning and Urban Design

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

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

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

London College of Fashion
M.A. By Project - MA

The MA By Project from London Metropolitan University is an innovative degree that gives you the opportunity to set your own agenda as a practitioner / researcher. You will be supported to develop and explore your practice through a self-directed research project, making your own work central to your programme of study throughout the duration of the course.

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design
M.A. Graphic Communication Design

Graphic Communication Design is the carrier signal for the twenty-first century. MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins brings together design-led and research driven approaches to an increasingly important practice and field of study. We take a critically informed and widely experimental approach to the production, form, and circulation of knowledge. We facilitate our students to become versatile makers, astute commentators, and positive agents of socio-economic, cultural, and technological change.

Central Saint Martins
M.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. Environment Design

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. Encompassing interior, architecture, cities and natural environments the programme analyzes a series of different perspectives of theory and practice from art, science, and technology towards an understanding of a cultural sustainability.

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Design

If you have ambitions of being a Chartered Engineer (CEng) then this course will provide you with the ideal start. It is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Graduates holding professional status and accredited degrees are highly valued by employers in the UK and internationally.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.A. Design (Illustration)

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

M.A. Art & Design

This is an opportunity to study a dynamic course that reflects contemporary art, graphic design and curating. We are committed to providing you with a creative environment with like-minded students.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
MRes Design

This full-time taught research course gives you the opportunity to carry out in-depth original research into design practice while developing the skills to become an independent, critical thinker and effective design researcher.

M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering

This course focuses on the fast-growing and challenging area of embedded systems, a rapidly expanding area of modern technology. Its impact and potential are increasingly evident in devices used in commerce and industry. There are expanding applications with enhanced features for end users in industry, instrumentation, health care, entertainment, science and robotics.

M.A. Advertising and Design

The Advertising and Design programme at the University of Leeds fuses design with the concepts and principles of advertising, allowing you to develop a range of skills to thrive in a fast-paced and competitive industry.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.A. Urban Design MA, PGDip

The MA in Urban Design from Newcastle University is aimed at a varied range of built environment professionals who want to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of urban design. It equips you to contribute towards an improvement in the quality of the built environment.

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
M.A. Design

Do you want to design innovative products in a sustainable way? Or to imagine and plan the spaces and places of tomorrow? The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we offer the only MA Design course in the country that allows you to specialise in a key area that’s right for you. Join us to foster and focus your skills in a fast-paced environment. Choose to progress into the design industry, further study or personal creative practice. Design is evolving. Play your part in its future.

M.Sc. Integrated Circuit Design Engineering

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

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
M.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.

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
M.Sc. Brand and Design Management

As consumers become more sophisticated and the choice of products even greater, the need to differentiate through strategic brand and design management has become increasingly important. With this programme you’ll explore the value of brand and design management in an era of increasingly saturated markets. As well as developing brand-related theoretical understanding and practical focus, you’ll have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial, leadership, research and communications skills.

M.A. Design

This programme gives designers the opportunity to hone their creative and professional practice by working alongside leading academics and practitioners in a dynamic and interdisciplinary studio environment.

M.A. Animation

Create, explore and play with 3D digital, 2D and 2.5D animation processes in combination with more traditional analogue technologies, changing how you make, understand and experience animation. MA Animation at University of the Arts London gives you the chance to develop a personal practice that understands animation, in multiple forms, address multiple situations and help you develop innovative approaches driven by critical understanding and experimental production.e.

London College of Communication
Postgrad.Dip. Urban Design

In an increasingly urbanised world, there is growing international demand for urban design graduates. This course 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. Communication Design

Explore skills in creativity, problem-solving, strategic thinking, design research and technology to offer innovative communication solutions.

M.A. Design (Interior)

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

M.Sc. Digital Service Design

What is Digital Service Design? It’s the art of building customer experiences with a strong digital element. The MSc in Digital Service Design will give you the skills required to work in the digital service design industry, which is seeing major growth worldwide.

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

The course will help you to develop an understanding of contemporary design management. It prepares graduates for careers as design consultants, managers, researchers and design-led change-makers in private and public organisations as well as for doctoral study.

Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Preparation Course FdA Design for the Creative Industries

This FdA Design for the Creative Industries innovative and unique course from Teesside University offers a holistic approach to develop your academic and vocational skills to help you succeed in the creative industries. You focus on creativity, specialist skills, new media and technology, and learn to respond to the challenges of a dynamic and rapidly changing range of professions in the creative industries.

M.Sc. Design Innovation

The focus of the Design Innovation programme is ongoing development of Design Practice. It provides you with the opportunity to select an optional module from other Institutes to inform your Dissertation (major project).

Postgrad.Dip. Advanced Architectural Design

The PgDip in Advanced Architectural Design represents the final stage of academic architectural education en route to Part 2 professional qualification. Subject to an invitation from and approval by the Course Director, satisfactory completion of all diploma work, and presentation of a clear and ambitious programme of work, students may extend their study for an additional three months in order to convert their Diploma into an MArch.

M.A. Creative Media Arts: Data and Innovation

The MA Creative Media Arts: Data and Innovation is designed to respond directly to your needs as someone with the ambition to build a career in one of the growth sectors in the UK: the creative and cultural industries. The course delivers a unique combination of media art and design methodologies alongside basic management and business analytics, to help you build a successful career or venture within this dynamic sector. The curriculum has been developed in response to important research findings, demonstrating that growth in the wider economy is being driven by a creative sector founded on a fusion between digital technologies, creative practice and the wider arts and humanities. It's what we call the “fusion hypothesis”. Drawing extensively on this concept we have developed a programme that brings the cultures of art, technology and enterprise into new and generative combinations.

Faculty of Media and Communication
M.Sc. Advanced 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.

College of Science & Engineering
M.A. Illustration and Visual Media

MA Illustration and Visual Media explores the creation and production of images at a time of unparalleled possibilities for skilled visual communicators. Specifically investigating the opportunities for image-makers to work with time-based, sequential, interactive and narrative forms, students on the course will develop an experimental illustration practice that reflects the integrated nature of the design, communication and media industries.

London College of Communication
M.Sc. Architectural Engineering

Make global connections on this Masters course in Architectural Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University. Learn about sustainable technologies and improving building performance through design at postgraduate level to enhance your career.

M.A. Psychology for Fashion Professionals

The first MA fashion psychology course in the world to apply psychology in fashion will help students gain a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of human behaviour in a fashion context using qualitative approaches (focus groups, interviews or case studies).

London College of Fashion
Preparation Course Games Art and Design

Designed with computer games experts, this course provides specialist education to help you succeed in this expanding industry.

M.Sc. Design and Manufacturing Engineering

The Design and Manufacturing Engineering MSc develops your knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering as well as materials and manufacturing engineering. You have the opportunity to undertake in-depth studies through your research projects.

School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
M.A. Lighting Design

Explore the use of light in interior and exterior spaces, learn from internationally renowned designers, and develop your technical knowledge and creative skills.

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative
M.Sc. Digital Design and Branding

This course offers a unique opportunity into the understanding and use of digital media design and technologies for the purpose of branding. This course aims to fill a gap, by developing the knowledge and practical experience of both digital design and branding concepts.

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
M.A. Design and Branding Strategy

This MA prepares students from design and other creative disciplines to design innovative strategies and act as a catalyst for change. This can apply in the design, branding and related professions and businesses, education and other organisations

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Master Design (MArch)

MArch Design, University of Nottingham The MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies.

Built Environment
M.A. Art and Design (Studio Practice)

The programme provides an opportunity for students to develop the full potential of a practice-based project proposal either as research or professional preparation by combining traditional and contemporary media in their chosen area of interest.

School of the Arts
M.Sc. Modern Building Design

The MSc Modern Building Design provides students with the knowledge of modern building design practice, methodologies and processes that are increasingly sought after by major engineering and design consultancies. It places emphasis on the key engineering and modelling challenges faced during the building design process and prepares students for industry, providing them with the practical and interpersonal skills to stand out to potential employers in a highly competitive market.

Faculty of Engineering and Design
M.A. Design

Offering the perfect blend of theory and practice in the context of business and society, the MA Design course will enable you to focus on your own specialist area of design practice, in disciplines such as 3D design, fashion communication, fashion design, fashion marketing, graphic design, communication design, service design, interaction design, industrial design, interior design, 3D design and transportation design.

School of Design
M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling for Transport

The Mathematical Modelling for Transport programme from the University of Leeds is intended for students who have a solid grounding in mathematics. The focus is to gain ‘deep’ understanding as to how transport systems can be conceptualised, and hence to develop and apply mathematical models to represent, understand, analyse and optimise the performance of transportation networks and flows.

M.A. Design: Product and Space & the Creative Economy

If you are currently employed in or would like to develop a career in spatial design, the Spatial Design and the Creative Economy MA course is ideal. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the leading-edge knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in this area of the creative economy.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. Communication Design & the Creative Economy

If you are currently employed in or would like to develop a career in communication design, the Communication Design and the Creative Economy MA course is ideal. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the leading-edge knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in this area of the creative economy.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. Design (Product)

Study product design at an advanced level and develop your talent for designing solutions that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. You're challenged to think differently about design and creatively push boundaries, while developing the skills needed to become an imaginative and versatile designer. Your projects are supported by lecturers who are design specialists in areas as diverse as medical products, materials development, design thinking, furniture and sustainability.

M.A. Illustration MFA

The word illustration means ‘to illuminate’ or to 'shed light' onto a subject. Illustrators work within many disciplines, are able to visualise, elucidate and extend the meaning of a given field of knowledge or information, and communicate ideas and narratives to specific audiences.

M.Sc. Design for Medical Technologies

The MSc Design for Medical Technologies is aimed at providing the key knowledge and experience to allow you to pursue a career in bioengineering, healthcare or biotechnology. The course will expose you to the leading edge of modern medical and surgical technologies, as well as exploring the role of entrepreneurship, business development and intellectual property exploitation.

School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics
M.A. Games Design

Train for a career in the exciting and expanding area of professional game design. You learn how to develop compelling games from concept to prototype and use the latest 3D software to create stunning game art. The course offers you a range of optional modules to allow you to focus on areas of game design to match your career aims and interests.

MRes Applied Research in Urban Design

This ground-breaking Master’s programme addresses the urban ‘data revolution’ that has transformed our understanding of the associations between ‘built form’ — buildings and how these relate to each other — and happiness, and both mental health and physical health. Urban designers, however, have often struggled to integrate this emerging evidence into their own practice. The principal aim of this Master’s course is to help urban design professionals, civic leaders, developers or investors to better understand this recent research and to apply it to their work.

School of Humanities
M.A. MFA Design: Glass

MA/MFA Design: Glass is concerned with the development of advanced craft and design practice. In essence, the course combines the handmade and digital approaches, which highlights and encourages new methods of practice presently being used within glass.

M.A. Digital Media Practice

The Digital Media Practice programmes at The University of Winchester are designed to accommodate a wide range of specialist interests within the broad spectrum available within the digital media industry.

M.A. Interaction Design

The Interaction Design course at Edinburgh Napier University will equip you with creative prototyping and programming skills for design. You’ll use software and hardware to respond to a range of design briefs dealing with human interaction in spaces and through objects and interfaces.

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative
M.A. Exhibition Studies

With close links to local and international arts organisations, this unique programme of study focuses on the history and practice of exhibition culture, allowing you to specialise in diverse fields of design, art, fashion and crafts.

M.A. Filmmaking (Sound Recording & Design)

This MA in Filmmaking (Sound Recording, Post-Production & Design) will consolidate your audio skills as a film and television sound recordist and designer. You will develop your sound storytelling skills through targeted workshops and their subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

Department of Media & Communications
M.Sc. Structural Design and 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.

Faculty of Engineering
Master Sustainable Urban Design (MArch)

The MArch Sustainable Urban Design, University of Nottingham focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research on the special structure of urban form in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges.

Built Environment
M.A. Digital Arts and Design

While digital technology plays a significant role in all our postgraduate provision, this programme provides the opportunity to focus on the development of a high level of digital expertise in your chosen area.

School of Arts & Media
M.A. Photography

MA Photography is an international fine art photography course that explores the possibilities of both visual and conceptual expression, merging research deeply with practice. The course is rooted in the idea that photography has no self-limiting identity or essence. In creating work that is visually exciting and intellectually compelling you’ll develop as an artist with photography at the core of your practice, defining, or redefining photography as the art form of 21st Century. The course is led by Daniel Rubinstein, recipient of a 2014 UAL Teaching Award. 2014 award nominations: Sina Michalskaja, Nova Award winner and finalist for the Celeste Prize; Daniel Silva shortlisted for Saatchi 2014 Sensations Prize.

Central Saint Martins