Graphic Design

1 year
September 2024

On our MA Graphic Design (with optional Professional Placement) course you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own choice of personal topic(s) within the wide arena of visual communication. This will be guided by your research and support from your supervisor.

Why study with us

  • The opportunity for a structured work experience will be provided for every student who requests it.
  • You’ll have access to an excellent library of traditional and digital books/magazines and computers loaded with the latest industry software (such as the Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Study trips are an important part of the research activity that brings design to life. We’ve taken students on study trips to London, Berlin, Amsterdam and New York in recent years.

Degree Show 2023

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our postgraduate Graphic Design students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.

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2020 Degree Show - work by Julia Norris
2020 Degree Show - work by Julia Norris

What you'll do

  • You’ll get to attend lectures from guest speakers and practicing designers who are at the top of their profession.
  • Every year we hold a Design Conference Week featuring various national and international guest speakers from all areas of graphic design, branding, advertising, illustration, media and digital design.
  • At the end of the course your work will go on display at a public exhibition.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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What I love about my course is that all the tutors are passionate, friendly and supportive. There are lots of opportunities like working in a design agency with top designers, working on real life briefs and entering competitions.
Samiya Rahman
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
United Kingdom
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Graphic Design facilities

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Academic expertise

Jonathan Harker
Course Leader
School of Arts and Media

Jonathan has worked as a designer, illustrator, fine artist and maker of bespoke architectural concrete furniture. He has lectured at Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art. He teaches primarily on the Graphic Design undergraduate course across a wide range of modules.

Future careers

Many of our graduates have gone on to secure high profile roles in leading graphic design and creative agencies, both nationally and internationally.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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