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.
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The 12 month MArch Environmental Design course is a design project-based programme which aims to provide advanced training in integrated environmental design in architecture. It is intended primarily for practitioners in the architecture and building industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in sustainable building design and apply the environmental design knowledge and skills in architectural projects. [+]
Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for art and design. Students in these programs experience world-class teaching, and gain access to innovative techniques, outstanding facilities, and staff that are prevalent in their fields. [+]
This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. [+]
The 12 month MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. [+]
The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design 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. [+]
The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]
The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a... [+]
The MA/MSc Computational Design opens up for the possibilities of computer programming within a research lead context for the creative industries. [+]
The programme is intended for design graduates from any discipline who aspire to become leaders in their field, to establish their own practice or to develop an idea into a sustainable and realistic entity by working with our School’s own specialist art & design incubation unit. [+]
This course takes advantage of Ravensbourne's advanced technical resources and strong industry connections to enable you to work collaboratively across disciplines in 3D stereoscopic applied [+]
MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media
This course takes advantage of Ravensbourne's advanced technical resources and strong industry connections to enable you to work collaboratively across disciplines in 3D stereoscopic applied research and work with cutting-edge media technologies to develop and deliver immersive 3D media to new platforms.
The MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media cuts through much of the hype and media glamour associated with 3D Stereoscopic to provide you with a grounded and deep exploration of the area. Working with industry professionals and specialist S3D technology and platform providers, the course encourages the examination of all sides of the Stereoscopic 3D story. This includes an examination of the perceptual science and human vision theory as well capture and display technologies looking at the biology, psychology and the technologies behind the current wave of innovation.... [-]
The landscape of visual effects is changing at a lightning speed. The technological advances over the last decade have brought us fast communication links ... [+]
The Master of Design programme provide the opportunity for you to develop creative thinking and innovative strategies through an advanced understanding of the practical application of design [+]
MDes Service Design Innovation
The Master of Design programme provide the opportunity for you to develop creative thinking and innovative strategies through an advanced understanding of the practical application of design thinking and design strategy that can be applied in a global context.
“In the competitive world of business, what separates an industry's players is often the service that comes with the product offering – the customer experience.”
Guardian (2010) Service Design Supplement. Published on 12 March 2010.
Service Design is a relatively new discipline that has emerged in the UK simultaneously with an increase in the service sector of the economy and the development of services which require innovative approaches to design, development and delivery in public, private and civil society organisations. Through the use of a specific set of methods and processes based on design thinking, Service Design aims to develop services that are useful and desirable for customers/stakeholders and profitable and efficient for the provider.... [-]
MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with [+]
MA Moving Image
MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with research, analysis and evidence of strategic thinking as well as self reflection.
On this course you will be able to devise new means of attracting audiences, whether in the areas of promotion and advertising or within the exhibition and corporate sector, moving image for mobile devices, the web, and in every area of motion design and the world of moving image.
The course has been designed if you’re looking for innovative, creative and critical learning, as you will engage with video, environmental, digital editing, sound and animation to develop your creative ideas and build a strong conceptual and technical basis for your development.... [-]
The Master of Design programme provides the opportunity for you to develop creative thinking and innovative strategies through an advanced understanding of the practical application of design [+]
Luxury Brand Management Innovation focuses on managing the relationship between luxury brands, high value services and consumer behaviour. To understand these complex relationships, you will gather and analyse customer and market data, to understand who the customers are, why they buy, and appreciate the value of brands and brand strategy.
The course will, therefore, equip you to analyse new, sub-brands and established brands; and at a more strategic level, analyse issues around brand loyalty, equity and value.... [-]
This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the practical and theoretical study of product design and its relationship to interaction. As an advanced product designer, this course supports [+]
MA/MSc Interactive Product Futures
This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the practical and theoretical study of product design and its relationship to interaction. As an advanced product designer, this course supports your continued development and will refine your practice in interaction and user-centred product design.
The course explores academic theories as well as industry practice within interactive media, digital arts, entertainment and product design; and is a combination of two separate fields: product design and interactive media.
In Interactive Product Futures you will focus on user-centred design processes and research and analyse “user interaction” as your primary focus. The emphasis is on technology-mediated communication between humans and objects or spaces, allowing you to apply design and apply technological solutions to people’s infinite needs. You will also examine how technology gives personality to objects, and thereby how to ensure technology and design are more empathetic to people and their behaviours.... [-]