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Designing the form and function of objects and systems in our world is the charge of all designers, whether they specialize in Fashion, Architecture, Computer Games, Graphics, Media or anything else. Master of Design students at universities in the UK are equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills needed for entry into their careers from their bachelor's studies, yet they choose to continue building valuable qualifications in order to reach higher professional levels upon graduation. Located across the UK, in Birmingham, Dorset, Edinburgh, London, Portsmouth, Winchester and more, Master of Design programs are accessible for any prospective student.

Lasting one to two years on average, Master of Design programs in the UK are available for students requiring full time, part time or online study modes. Non-alternative study modes make it possible for working professionals to return to the classroom with less sacrifice. Master of Design students are required to attend classes, complete projects and pass examinations. Additionally, Master of Design students in the UK normally complete a master's thesis project toward the end of their studies.

If you would like to take your career in design to the next level, then scroll down and read more about Master of Design programs at universities in the UK, today!

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12 Results in Design Studies, United Kingdom

Cardiff Metropolitan University

The MRes (A&D), Master of Research in Art & Design, is ideal for students who want to prepare for doctoral-level research in Art & Design (PhD or DProf) or to ... [+]

Course Overview

The MRes (A&D), Master of Research in Art & Design, is ideal for students who want to prepare for doctoral-level research in Art & Design (PhD or DProf) or to develop a range of creative research skills to enhance their art or design practice or career, nationally and internationally.

The programme is designed to be is suitable for students who have some experience of research in Art & Design and also those with little or no background experience of research at all from any field.

Cardiff School of Art & Design has creative research at its heart and is home to a range of centres and groups engaged in cutting-edge, world-leading creative and transdisciplinary research. We draw upon the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Philosophies and deploy a range of facilities including our Perceptual Experience Laboratory (PEL), our MIT-FabLab as well as our extensive traditional and contemporary maker's workshops, specialist studios and digital technologies. The School encourages multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations with other research disciplines as well as commercial and community sectors in society anywhere in the world and of course, the other research centres across the wider University.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
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1 - 2 years
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The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

This course focuses on specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. ... [+]

The 12 month MArch Architecture Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies.

This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area.

Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
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Full-time
1 year
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Manchester Metropolitan University

This course is an innovative collaboration between the Manchester School of Art and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. It bring ... [+]

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This course is an innovative collaboration between the Manchester School of Art and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. It brings together students from creative and manufacturing backgrounds to foster original approaches to product and furniture design for manufacture whilst exploring personal philosophies and cultural contexts.

Supported by extensive hand, machine and digital workshops across a range of materials, you will investigate and challenge the application and use of materials and processes within making and manufacturing to embrace opportunities for innovation across a breadth of product and furniture design practices.

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United Kingdom Manchester
September 2020
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
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Manchester Metropolitan University

This course promotes the investigation and interpretation of interior space, inside and outside of the traditional architectural envelope, whilst considering human occupa ... [+]

Overview

This course promotes the investigation and interpretation of interior space, inside and outside of the traditional architectural envelope, whilst considering human occupation, engagement and experience as the catalyst. This may manifest in a variety of outcomes and will allow you to work within your chosen speciality such as building re-use, exhibition or shop design, branding, identities or environmental graphics, performance or set design, temporary installations or ‘event’ design, furniture or artefact design. The specialist workshops provide you with opportunities to explore materiality, fabrication and realisation of your ideas, through technical rigour at a variety of scales whilst studio teaching is underpinned by engagement with industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
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Manchester Metropolitan University

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engag ... [+]

Overview

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design.

This course is of particular relevance to those interested in effective visual communication and developing innovative concepts and approaches in publication design, illustration, motion graphics, corporate identity, photography, design for digital media and graphic design for advertising.

Length 2 year: full-time 4 years: part-time Features and Benefits Design Network

Based in the heart of the School of Art, MFA Design: Graphic Design and Art Direction is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
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Royal College of Art

The School of Design offers a practice-based MRes pathway built on the wide range of our design research exploring the space between society and technology supported by e ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

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The School of Design offers a practice-based MRes pathway built on the wide range of our design research exploring the space between society and technology supported by expertise spanning Innovation Design Engineering, Global Innovation Design, Design Products, Healthcare Design, Service Design, Vehicle Design and Intelligent Mobility.

MRes RCA degrees are offered in four Schools (Communication, Design, Fine Art and Humanities) and are designed to provide early-career researchers with the intellectual, technical and professional tools with which to complete high-quality research projects, whether at doctoral level or within the cultural and creative industries, working across traditional sociocultural, disciplinary and sectoral boundaries. The RCA MRes degrees feature four specialisms – Architecture, Communication, Design and Fine Art & Humanities. Students learn both with their cohort on their specific specialism and with all MRes students taught together on cross-college elements. ... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
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Royal College of Art

The MRes RCA Communication Design Pathway will introduce students to practice-led interdisciplinary and experimental research processes, methods and methodologies that in ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

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.

MRes RCA degrees are offered in four Schools (Communication, Design, Fine Art and Humanities) and are designed to provide early-career researchers with the intellectual, technical and professional tools with which to complete high-quality research projects, whether at doctoral level or within the cultural and creative industries, working across traditional sociocultural, disciplinary and sectoral boundaries. The RCA MRes degrees feature four specialisms – Architecture, Communication, Design and Fine Art & Humanities. Students learn both with their cohort on their specific specialism and with all MRes students taught together on cross-college elements. ... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
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Royal College of Art

Global Innovation Design (GID) is a joint Master's programme between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. It is a unique, transnational Master’s design i ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

Global Innovation Design (GID) is a joint Master's programme between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. It is a unique, transnational Master’s design initiative that brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: Europe, North America and Asia.

GID is a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multinational design programme awarding both an MA from the Royal College of Art and an MSc from Imperial College London to graduates. GID offers an engaging global curriculum and provides powerful cultural experiences crafted to nurture innovators and designers who are prepared to take on the changing needs of the enterprise in the twenty-first century.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
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Royal College of Art

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 d ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

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. In multidisciplinary teams or as individuals, participants work at the centre of the complex, demanding projects with an emphasis on prototyping and proving propositions. The programme is external facing and encourages all to tackle important real-world issues involving advanced technical, design and social parameters. We believe that design is a verb, not a noun.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
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Bath Spa University

MRes Art and Design is a natural first step towards a PhD, and can also be your route to creating a new product or body of work for the marketplace. ... [+]

Develop the skills you'll need to create and maintain a successful career with our research Master in Art and Design.

Construct your own unique curriculum using the Art and Design Master's modules on offer.

Benefit from the expertise of our research-active staff, plus specialist tools, workshops, and spaces.

Innovate, reflect and take risks - become a resilient, autonomous, lifelong practitioner and learner.

MRes Art and Design is a natural first step towards a PhD, and can also be your route to creating a new product or body of work for the marketplace.

You'll have the opportunity to develop your bold ideas - from commercial products to fine art exhibitions - while earning a postgraduate degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
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1 - 2 years
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Cranfield University

In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative pr ... [+]

Overview

In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development and design thinking in shaping business strategy. This course integrates world-class, design-driven innovation, management and research activities through a unique teaching approach. We aim to provide students with up-to-date skills to pursue careers in government, NGOs, environmental and business consultancies and public sector organisations. The course is designed to suit creative individuals with business acumen who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. It aims to develop creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates providing tools and techniques to visualise complex data flows and strategic communication processes. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines.... [-]

United Kingdom Cranfield
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1 - 3 years
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London School of Design and Marketing (PT)

In a complex and competitive environment like the one that companies are currently integrating, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because ... [+]

We are an online teaching institution available in 3 languages ​​(English, Spanish and Portuguese) based in London but with online courses accessible worldwide.

Why a Master of Design?

In a complex and competitive environment such as today's companies, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it brings innovation and differentiation.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Design at the London School of Design and Marketing represents the opportunity to turn professionals into specialists in various design areas, improving fundamental, critical and procedural skills not only to understand business reality but also to contribute to the process of value creation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
12 months
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