University of Reading

Degree level: Postgraduate

Typography and Graphic Communication by Research (Taught)

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Course summary

Our MA by Research Typography and Graphic Communication course is a research-intensive programme that develops independent research and writing skills.

  • Flexible structure allows you to tailor the programme to your personal interests
  • Ideal preparation for higher study and self-directed research
  • Opportunity to work with the Department’s world-class collections and archives
The Department of Typography & Graphic Design is internationally renowned, with 100% of our research judged to be of international standing^ and 100% of our research impact classed as ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include

  • Research methods in typography and graphic communication
  • Self-directed research project
  • Communication Design: Core Module
  • Dissertation
Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Assessment method


Entry requirements

IELTS: 7.0 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £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.
Typography and Graphic Communication by Research at University of Reading - UCAS