Study MA Design in the UK

    Masters in the Design at the University of Northampton

At the University of Northampton, we believe that creativity requires flexibility and freedom; consequently, our MA Design course allows students to elect their pathway title according to their personal interests and the nature of their career ambition. An interdisciplinary, professionally-orientated programme which is intrinsically practice-led and applied in nature, the MA Design promotes intellectual investigation through self-selected, practical study projects.

Following their enrolment, each student is required to supply a proposal for their preferred area of study; this proposal, which should rationalise the reasons for the chosen topic, informs the allocation of appropriate personal tutors, who work with students throughout their courses.

    Typical modules include

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Research in The Arts
  • Design Issues and Visual Communication
  • Cultural and Theoretical Contexts in Design

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Contemporary Design Practices
  • Independent Study in the Arts and Design
  • Creative Practice and Enterprise

Students may share up to three modules of their Design course with MA Fine Art, MA Performance Studies, MA Screen Studies or MA Modern English Studies, meaning that they are able to enjoy an extremely broad education which provides insight into differing critical perspectives from within the arts. Those wishing to vary and enrich their studies are able to take advantage of accessible work experience opportunities and support from professional practitioners.