Master in Design


Read more about this programme on the school's website

Programme Description

This programme aims to give designers the opportunity to hone their creative and professional practice by working alongside academics and practitioners in a dynamic and interdisciplinary studio environment.

The Lincoln School of Design offers you the creative freedom to explore your chosen discipline and the chance to develop your critical practice. You can join an international community of creative practitioners and researchers with numerous opportunities to collaborate with fellow designers and build a network of industry contacts.

How You Study

Due to the broad remit of the subject, there are four possible pathways within the MA Design programme from which students can choose:

MA Design (Visual Narrative)

  • Graphic Art
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Lens-based media

MA Design (Cultures & Society)

  • Creative industries
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Theory via Practice

MA Design (Graphic Communication)

  • Graphic design
  • Interactive design
  • Visual authorship

MA Design (Three-dimensional Innovation)

  • Product
  • Furniture
  • Jewellery

In all pathways, the MA Design is a studio-based programme of practice, study and research. Modes of study within the programme include lectures by staff and visiting practitioners, seminars (staff and student-led), studio practice sessions, studio critiques and presentations, interim exhibitions and reviews, visits, workshops and skills training sessions.

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How You Are Assessed

Postgraduate Certificate stage assessment is a combination of a practical portfolio, presentation to peers and staff, and written research proposal.

Postgraduate Diploma stage is assessed through an extensive finished project and supporting portfolio of development work and a short presentation to staff and peers.

Master's stage assessment is focused on two written documents; an extensive negotiated written work exploring themes relevant to studio practise and/or discipline and a further document recording dissemination of work/ideas.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.

International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities. Read Less