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Course summary

Students may join the course from a number of diverse design backgrounds including product design, industrial design or graphic design. Students should show an aptitude for design, we also welcome backgrounds in interaction design, interior design and interior architecture, architecture, textiles, fashion, illustration, fine art or non-design specific subjects such as journalism, philosophy, psychology, anthropology or sociology. Reflective practice and the inherent ability to remain open-minded; paired with a passion for design and a desire to challenge traditional practice and current world views will form the starting point for your professional or academic career. You may want to focus or broaden your design practice, so during your MA studies you can take a variety of approaches from theoretical experimental design to artifact based making/material focused design. Designers mostly work in teams, sometimes cross- or multi-disciplinary. The MA Design and Innovation provides many opportunities to work with other disciplines as it sits alongside other MA courses at AUB and is supported by the local and national design industry. It also takes full advantage of the AUB creative community with some taught sessions delivered in interdisciplinary groups and environments.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

Apply via AUB website

Entry requirements

You will usually have BA (Hons) Degree graded at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent UK or international qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline. For overseas applicants, we accept a range of English Language qualifications. Applicants with other than the required academic qualifications will be considered for entry if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that they have the potential to fulfil the objectives of the course of study and to achieve the standard of the final award. Applications are also welcomed from those with other qualifications or with work experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills to study at postgraduate level.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
Cambridge English ProficiencyCOverall score of 200
PTE Academic54Minimum score of 51 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the time the course commences to be valid.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8000 Year 1
EU £18500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1
Channel Islands £18500 Year 1

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