School of Design

Postgraduate study in Design should be exploratory and groundbreaking, addressing both intellectual enquiry and practical realisation, and having contemporary relevance.

The School of Design aims to produce graduate students who will be leaders in their field through practice based research, enquiry, experimentation and design development at the highest level. The School’s taught and research programmes, at masters and doctoral level, create a stimulating and challenging environment in which students can develop their analytical, critical and communicative abilities, their professional knowledge of contemporary design practices and debate, and their own design practice. 

Residency Opportunities

MA Communication Design

MA Communication Design

15 month research masters. The programme encourages students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed within contemporary graphic design, illustration and moving image.

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MA Design for Body & Environment

15 month research masters. The programme encourages students to develop ideas that address and challenge industry, social, cultural and political agendas in Fashion, Textiles & Surface Design and Jewellery & Objects.

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MSc Medical Device Design

12 month taught masters. The programme places an emphasis on human centred innovation. Students work in a design studio and collaborate with clinical and industry partners.

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MA Interaction Design

12 month taught masters. The programme teaches fundamental approaches, methods and tools related to the design of digital products, experiences, systems and services with a focus on users and context of use.

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MA Product Design

15 month research masters. The programme encourages students to design products that answer unmet needs, improve function and appearance, and offer new ways of critically engaging with objects and experiences.

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MA Service Design

12 month taught masters. The programme seeks to enable students to apply design practice, methods and thinking to the service sector – from retail, technology and banking to transportation, health and education.

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PhD by Design

We welcome applications to undertake a PhD by Design. Our practice based approach enables design practitioners to produce a body of work within a critically reflective frame of enquiry.

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