MSc Programs in Design

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Obtaining a postgraduate education is becoming increasingly critical for attaining solid careers as certain fields become more and more competitive. Entering into a Master of Science (MSc) program can give people an edge when job hunting. This advanced degree can be attained worldwide and usually focuses on the areas of science and technology.

What is an MSc in Design? There are several different concentrations when it comes to design. This type of degree can include anything from video game design, interior design, and product design to engineering and visual communication. In product design, students can focus on product development, which centers on ergonomics and aesthetics. Another focus option is operational design, which emphasizes marketing and management.

The design industry is exciting and rapidly expanding. An MSc in design can help people acquire careers in this exhilarating field. It can provide the tools necessary, like theoretical background and practical experience, to excel in their positions.

The cost of receiving this type of postgraduate education is substantially different based on what school and in what country people attend. Those seeking an MSc should look up specific institutions to get an accurate idea of the prices.

With such versatile course options, an MSc in design can lead to many different types of careers. Some people choose to become engineers that turn product ideas into reality using virtual reality to test for reliability and utility. Others decide to become Graphic designers and make logos for companies. Those who enjoy fashion can design items such as clothing and jewelry. There seems to be no limit when it comes to careers in the field of design.

 

If you are interested in pursuing an MSc in Design, now is the time to do so. Look through our database to find an online program that works well with your goals and will help you when it comes time to start a career. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MS, Instructional Design and Technology

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

This MS degree will teach you how to design and improve instructional technologies, helping a range of organizations to improve their learning systems and the experiences of students or participants. [+]

MSc Degrees in Design. MS, Instructional Design and Technology This MS degree will teach you how to design and improve instructional technologies, helping a range of organizations to improve their learning systems and the experiences of students or participants. You will gain an understanding of how different people learn and how to facilitate all forms of learning. These skills will help you impact the world; you could be designing technologies that affect everything from medical training to children’s educational apps. As technology continues to advance rapidly, graduates from this course will be immersed in the latest theories and techniques. With this qualification, you will be able to change the landscape of traditional education and training. Typical career paths for graduates include: Corporate trainer Performance improvement coordinator Educational technology specialist Director of instructional design technologies Curriculum designer Curriculum and instructional director Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

MSc in Interaction Design and Computing

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years United Kingdom London

This newly redesigned course 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. [+]

*Subject to approval This newly redesigned course 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. The digital sector continues to evolve and technologies, platforms, interaction paradigms and business models are increasingly requiring technical ability combined with commercial and design acumen that the course encourages. Boston Consulting Group estimated that by the end of 2016 the internet economy in the G-20 economies will be worth USD 4.2 trillion (up from USD 2.3 trillion in 2010) and that the internet contributes over 12 per cent of GDP in the United Kingdom. The mobile apps sector has revenues of more than €10 billion per annum or jobs in the order of 790.000 across the whole EU economy and continues to grow at a fast rate. Within the UK the digital sector has critical importance and reports suggest 14.4% of companies in the UK are involved in the Digital economy and some 1.46 million people are employed. More than one million jobs were advertised in 2014 showing a growth of 28% and there are suggestions that the growth forecast is around 5.4% The Business Growth Fund and Barclays published a report in March 2014 that supported the phenomenal growth experienced by tech businesses in... [-]

MSc in Imaging Art and Science

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Imaging Art and Science is part of a dual pathway MA/MSc programme in Imaging Art and Science. The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. [+]

MSc Degrees in Design. The MSc in Imaging Art and Science is part of a dual pathway MA/MSc programme in Imaging Art and Science The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory. The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by the Westminster School of Media Arts & Design and the Faculty of Science & Technology. It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries. MA and MSc Pathways Students enroll for an MA or an MSc degree, but can potentially change pathway. The MA and MSc pathways share some common syllabus, whilst the majority of the content is distinctive to each degree, to allow for discipline specialisation to be developed within a multidisciplinary environment. Relevant areas include digital image representation and visualisation; digital imaging systems and their performance evaluation; cultural, theoretical, and historical aspects of the production and consumption of images; colour vision, measurement and management; image quality, content and aesthetics; programming for imaging. The course encourages understanding... [-]

MSc Brand and Design Management

Plymouth University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

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... [+]

MSc 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. Key features Receive one-to-one mentoring from an experienced brand professional currently working with a locally, nationally or internationally recognised organisation. Take advantage of their expertise to develop your practical skills and understanding of the industry, and access the insider information to help you prepare to enter the workplace. Build the breadth of knowledge that allows you to succeed by developing a practical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of brand and design management, including: consumer psychology; managing creative people; trademark, copyright and branding law; entrepreneurship; leadership and product policy and portfolio management. Explore the wider context of brands in today’s society and how they are affected by and influenced by political and cultural trends. You will develop the “big picture” thinking help you stand out of the crowd. Benefit from access to a dedicated seminar series delivered by executives from organisations within the industry and branding, advertising and design agencies. Build the practical skills with a programme focused upon hands-on learning, delivered by staff that are active researchers within the subjects they teach. Supplement your academic studies with... [-]

MS Fashion Design Management

Philadelphia University
Campus Part time 3 semesters August 2017 USA Southwest Center City

The groundbreaking international M.S. in Fashion Design Management program, developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, is uniquely focused on developing design and fashion leaders of tomorrow. By moving beyond the hand-crafted approach to fashion, you will have the opportunity to focus on design as a strategic function, integrated along the cycle of research and design, product development, branding and distribution. [+]

MSc Degrees in Design. M.S. in Fashion Design Management About the Program The groundbreaking international M.S. in Fashion Design Management program, developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, is uniquely focused on developing design and fashion leaders of tomorrow. By moving beyond the hand-crafted approach to fashion, you will have the opportunity to focus on design as a strategic function, integrated along the cycle of research and design, product development, branding and distribution. The 18-month program will prepare you to enter managerial roles within the apparel industry. Immersive industry experiences on an international level will teach to work within a corporate brand structure, incorporating technology and social media metrics into globalization and the brand building process. International Collaboration For two of the three total semesters, you will work with students from Politecnico as a team in-residence, first in Philadelphia, then in Milan, a city entrenched in the European luxury market. This unique structure will grow your professional network, and teach you to merge commercial demand with creativity while developing global concepts. [-]

Aerospace Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 10 - 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control, flow measurement, flight dynamics and flight control. [+]

Aerospace Degrees Pre-Masters Engineering Cranfield Campus This specialist course can be used as a stepping-stone to an exciting career in engineering and will prepare you if you do not meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for many of our MSc courses. It is an intensive, full-time course delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and design exercises, over 10 months. Duration: 10 months Who is it for? Those who wish to take their career in a new direction and advance their skills in engineering Professionals who have been out of education for some time and wish to get back into the study routine before commencing an MSc programme Graduates with an undergraduate degree in engineering, physics or mathematics that do not meet our standard entry requirements Holders of a UK Ordinary/Pass degree (or equivalent for overseas students) who have industrial experience and cannot be admitted directly Overseas students wishing to enhance their technical English language skills before entering a Cranfield MSc course. MSc in Aerospace Dynamics Cranfield Campus This course provides both fundamental and applied knowledge to understand airflows, vehicle dynamics and control and methods for computational modelling. It will provide you with practical experience in the measurement, analysis, modelling and simulation of airflows and aerial vehicles. You have the choice of two specialist options which you chose once you commence your studies: Flight Dynamics or Aerodynamics. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? Suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control,... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Human-Technology Interaction, M.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

Be one of the people who design the future of human-technology interaction. [+]

MSc Degrees in Design. Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Degree: Master of Science Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships As technology plays an increasing role in our daily life, it is important to have professionals who have a deep understanding of how to develop the most user friendly and engaging methods to interact with a wide variety of technological devices. This master programme is offered in collaboration between the University of Tampere (UTA) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Students can deepen their knowledge in course units that cover a wide range of topics from user experience and emotions to innovative use of facial behavior like gaze and expressions, touch, speech, and human physiology in user interfaces. The programme leads you to scientific thinking and writing as well as to hands-on work in various course projects. Although the programme is available in essentially the same format at both universities it is recommended that if you are mainly interested in interaction design, development of interactive software or research you apply to UTA and if you are mainly interested in user experience you apply to TUT. That way the majority of the course units will be organized by the home university. The master programme has a direct link to research carried out by TAUCHI, Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction. TAUCHI is a UTA research center focusing on human–technology interaction.... [-]

Master in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you want to disentangle and understand the complex interaction of development, education, and learning? Are you curious about how processes in educational contexts relate to the cognitive and social development of children, youth, and adults? The Master’s Programme in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction invites you to tackle these topics and more. [+]

We never learn alone. We always learn by interacting with someone or something. Explore the complexity of cognitive and social learning processes Do you want to disentangle and understand the complex interaction of development, education, and learning? Are you curious about how processes in educational contexts relate to the cognitive and social development of children, youth, and adults? The Master’s Programme in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction invites you to tackle these topics and more. Education can sometimes be dull and ineffective. We can change that through recognizing and developing the concept that we never learn alone. We always learn by interacting with someone or something, such as: people who are more knowledgeable than us (teachers or more advanced fellow students); people who are equally knowledgeable as us (peers or in teams); or artefacts (the environment around us, books, or computers). There are more and more opportunities to use multimedia in the classroom. But is it always effective? It is crucial that the source of learning connects with the way our memory operates. Only then children can find their way through the material. If you’re interested in learning about and carrying out high-quality research into these interactions, you can make a real difference in learning, teaching, and instruction. Research-focused This programme is offered by the Department of Child, Family, and Education Studies is a part of Utrecht University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. It is based in the research priority area Education and Learning, which is embedded in local,... [-]

MSc in Energy Building Design

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time 14 months September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

This programme is designed for University graduates in engineering as well as graduates of other study programs with a suitable qualification who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in the Energy Design of buildings, such as Engineering, Geotechnical and Natural Sciences departments. [+]

MSc Degrees in Design. Energy and its sustainability will always be a key global issue for modern contemporary societies. As the world population urbanizes, the planning and design of resilient, resource-efficient, healthy cities and metropolitan regions is of the outmost importance. Buildings are responsible for a large share of our global energy use. Energy use is in fact the main determinant of a building’s global environmental footprint, considering its total life span. In order to really stand out, young professionals need education that is interdisciplinary: technical as well as economics/management/law related. The International Hellenic University offers just such a diverse MSc in Energy Building Design programme that is open to candidates from different academic disciplines. Leading academics from prestigious academic institutions from Greece and abroad, together with instructors from public authorities and key players from energy-related organizations, will teach in this programme. The programme has been developed to equip graduates of Engineering, Geotechnical and Natural Sciences departments with an in-depth understanding within the area of energy-efficient and environmental building design in order to significantly contribute to and influence the design, building or renovation of energy-efficient buildings, taking into consideration the architecture and environment, the inhabitants' behaviour and needs, their health and comfort as well as the overall economy. This programme is designed for University graduates in engineering as well as graduates of other study programs with a suitable qualification who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in the Energy Design of buildings, such as Engineering, Geotechnical and Natural Sciences... [-]

Master in Service Management and Design (SMD)

The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

For leaders and managers in Service-Orientated Industries or service functions within business. [+]

Service is at the heart of a new business paradigm that assumes co-creation of value across a network of suppliers. Many businesses have been driven to reinvent themselves to meet global challenges as they change their business model for commercial advantage. This transition requires strong leadership that blends multidisciplinary expertise. This MSc course is suitable for you if you want to work as a leader or manager of service functions within industries. You will learn the systems and techniques used to manage service functions and creation of value in the business across suppliers within the industry and within industry processes. Learning Outcomes: Through a combination of both practice and academic rigour you will develop the skills and knowledge to be able to: Thoroughly understand customer needs, be able to manage business performance through the development of personal awareness/capabilities for managing services. Understand the importance of experience and value to all stakeholders and be able to create a stakeholder map and use it to inform service design or redesign. Develop awareness of excellence in service from a variety of sectors from across the globe. Understand the lifecycle of service systems and have a working knowledge of tools, techniques and trends for service design and management. Understanding the principles of selling services and the implications on structuring a service organisation. Gain the theoretical knowledge to understand and explain the emergent behaviour of systems and recognise the importance of data, process control and measures to drive the right behaviour. Appreciate costing techniques and... [-]

Master of Science in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Jönköping University
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. [+]

MSc Degrees in Design. This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. User experience in ever changing environment Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables are replacing desktop computers at the workplace and in the home. Work is often done on the go, in a mobile and ever changing environment – switching from one device to another and moving first from the office to the bus stop, and then home. Since the emergence of the iPhone, user experience design has become central to making our interactions with all kinds of digital devices functional, productive, and inspiring – thus raising expectations when we use business IT systems. IT architectures fuel cross-channel, mobile, and cloud-based solutions. Companies and individuals move their data to the cloud, they use software as a service (SaaS), and they engage both socially and commercially via the Internet. Meanwhile, in the workplace, manufacturers have introduced intelligent robotics to automate production. Rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected The underlying information systems supporting this shift are changing too, introducing new constraints and goals. This requires a new mindset, a rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected to transform enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and to deliver a supportive IT architecture. This masters will equip you with knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges. You will learn user experience design, IT architecture and enterprise architecture. You... [-]

MSc Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. [+]

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. The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. There is an option to complete the MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design in 12 months (without the professional development phase) but students will be encouraged to engage with the professional development phase to achieve the maximum from the programme. Brunel University also offers the Graduate Entrepreneur post-study visa, which represents a perfect opportunity for our international graduates to apply their new skills in the UK following graduation. The course is jointly run between the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, the School of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, and Brunel Business School. Aims This programme will equip entrepreneurial minded graduates with two essential ingredients: firstly, the mindset and ability to play a key role in building a sustainable world – one that is not only prosperous, but also environmentally stable and socially inclusive secondly, hands-on experience, such that they can become entrepreneurs, business leaders, change-makers and innovators. Upon graduating, students will be able to become key figures in local, regional, national or... [-]

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

University of Twente
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Enschede

The master's programme - MSc Industrial Engineering and Management focuses on the development and management of processes within or between companies. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge of scientific theories [+]

Products and services in today's world are steadily becoming more advanced and complex. We need modern business processes in order to develop, sell, produce, purchase and maintain them, and to use and recycle them safely and efficiently. The way these business processes are organized and managed is crucial. And this is precisely the area on which te master's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) concentrates. 

 

The master's programme - MSc Industrial Engineering and Management focuses on the development and management of processes within or between companies. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge of scientific theories, allowing you to analyze and optimize processes in organizations and apply your findings. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the relation between process development, process control and the relevant achievement indicators.... [-]


MSc Architecture

Cracow University of Technology
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Poland Kraków

Starting from Spring Semester, the Faculty of Architecture Cracow University of Technology offers three semester (1.5-year) Master’s Degree Studies in English (M.Arch.). The offer of these studies is meant for students with Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and prepares them for professional practice as architects. [+]

Starting from Spring Semester, the Faculty of Architecture Cracow University of Technology offers three semester (1.5-year) Master’s Degree Studies in English (M.Arch.). The offer of these studies is meant for students with Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and prepares them for professional practice as architects. The programme of studies is exactly the same as the curriculum in Polish which is a professional degree programme accredited by The Polish Accreditation Committee, The Accreditation Commission for Polish Universities of Technology, the EU evaluation as well as The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) evaluation. The programme of studies lasts for three semesters. The total number of ECTS credits is 90 (30 per semester). The total number of hours is 900 plus 150 for Internships after the 1st semester (1st semester: 405h +150h; 2nd semester: 390h, 3rd semester: 75h). The Master of Architecture programme of studies focuses on a wide range of issues directly affecting contemporary architecture and urban design: - Architectural and urban design in the fields of multifamily housing and public use buildings, - Spatial and regional planning, - Preservation of monuments and revalorization of urban complexes with design for conservation, - Landscape architecture, architecture and planning in the countryside, - Building construction systems and building structures, - Theory of architecture and urban design as well as spatial and regional planning, - History of art, culture and contemporary urban design, - Ecology and environmental protection. Design, history, theory and building structure technology are taught to prepare students for professional registration as architects... [-]

Interior Design

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The programme has the objective of preparing a high-profile cultural and professional figure, ale to critically and creatively interpret the new social and individual requirement of the vast universe of interior (and exterior) spaces in a city. [+]

MSc Degrees in Design. Mission and goals The programme has the objective of preparing a high-profile cultural and professional figure, ale to critically and creatively interpret the new social and individual requirement of the vast universe of interior (and exterior) spaces in a city. The course prepares designers able to creatively intervene in the project with the functional, aesthetic-formal, technical and technological design of space, of its relations with the user and the context; to work as coordinator and artistic director in projects for enhancing the interiors of the existing architectural heritage with a set-up approach, often intervening reversibly but nevertheless always with an innovative interpretation of the nature of the space generated. Eligible students Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or equivalent and a total of 15 years of schooling are eligible for application. Students are required to provide a portfolio of their works. Career opportunities The Interior Designer finds his/her natural place in design studios or companies, working as director of activities oriented towards various areas, such as: the domestic environment, commercial activities, places of cultural production and presentation (auditoriums, museums, galleries, exhibitions), public areas destined for the most advanced social functions (offices, hospitals, schools, universities), hotel trade as well as the re-functionalising and reclamation of disused industrial and service areas. [-]