Graphic Design

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Take your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for graphic design to the next level. Our four-year MDes programme enables you to graduate with a highly respected masters award which gives you a genuine career advantage. Why choose this course? Based on studio practice and featuring strong industry engagement, the MDes gives you the scope and freedom to express your individuality as a graphic designer. You’ll progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study, a journey leading to focused specialist knowledge and a future full of possibility. Is this course for you? If you want to explore contemporary practice in graphic design to the full, look no further than the MDes. You’ll be brought right up to date with latest developments in design for publishing, branding, advertising, the internet, screen-based and moving images. How you will learn For the first 2.5 years, you’ll be taught alongside undergraduates, benefiting from our excellent facilities, expert tuition and flourishing professional links. For the final 1.5 years, you’ll study masters level modules and produce challenging and visionary ideas for a final major project. Opportunities and experiences Real-world learning underpins all aspects of the MDes. You could strengthen your industry experience working on ‘live’ projects for employers, engaging with graphic design practitioners, showcasing your skills in prestigious competitions and undertaking fieldtrips to galleries and exhibitions. Careers and employability Graphic design professionals are needed in virtually every sector – and the MDes qualification ensures you’re taken seriously in the gradate jobs market. Together with your masters award, you’ll have a highly professional, innovative portfolio of work to present to prospective employers and clients. Find out more:

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW216
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphic Design at University of Derby - UCAS