University of Reading

Degree level: Postgraduate

MA Communication Design: Information Design Pathway (Taught)

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Course summary

Explore the relationship between the presentation of information and user experience across different applications and contexts. You’ll examine and conceptualise services, experiences and user journeys, and develop communication and visual systems that effectively deliver complex information to users. Practical projects will focus on user-experience and information architecture across print and digital genres, data visualisation, and wayfinding. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include:

  • Typography and information design
  • Practical module
  • Dissertation
Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent). Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a design-related subject. For exceptional candidates without such a degree, you will need convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. In most cases, a relevant practice portfolio and an example of academic writing are also required. A relevant practice portfolio is essential. In most cases, an example of academic writing is also required. Shortlisted applicants are usually invited for interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
EU £18650 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
International £18650 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MA Communication Design: Information Design Pathway at University of Reading - UCAS