|Study location||United Kingdom, City Campus East|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A good honours degree in a design discipline with at least a classification of 2:1
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Applicants should be computer literate as appropriate to the subject of study i.e. AutoCad, 3D StudioMax and Adobe Creative Suite and should be familiar with the use of internet technologies
It is essential that students studying this postgraduate design programme have access to the following:
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.
The taught modules provide a framework of transferable skills that apply to all researchers as well as those relevant to your chosen pathway subject of Arts, Design, English Literature, History, Social Science, or Media.
You will gain an understanding of research methods while developing expert professional skills in communication, self-management, and project planning. You will devise and deliver a significant research-based project in the form of a dissertation or practical arts based project, to demonstrate your interests and ability to think independently.
Whether you go on to further PhD study, or work as a researcher for a range of public services and professions, this course gives you the research and professional skills for a successful career.
Northumbria boasts an illustrious design alumni list including Sir Jonathan Ive, principal designer of the iPad, iPhone and iMac. Rob Law MBE, Founder of Trunki, Nicola Morgan, Designer, Lanvin, Paris, and Tim Brown, Chief Executive, IDEO.
As a graduate you’ll be able to demonstrate critical thinking and judgement and will leave equipped with excellent practical, communication, and transferable skills.
You will become an expert on your chosen research topic and well placed to use this as a platform to excel in your career and contribute to the community and the wider world in which you live.
On graduating, you will have a qualification which may enhance your promotion prospects in the fields of teaching, professional research, museums and archives, public policy, and project management.
There are also opportunities for you to advance your studies further, with advice in writing PhD and funding applications available to support students.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.