University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts


The course promotes joined-up thinking as an approach to design. This means that the relationship between artefacts and environments (and the systems and organisations in which they operate) can be re-examined. The course offers a taught core programme that helps you to develop a wide range of skills and strategies, including research into new technologies, future forecasting and design methodologies. Areas for exploration may include architectural and interior design, design crafts, digital design and product design. Students will receive specialist tuition through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in a chosen subject or a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience, demonstrating the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants will be required to attend an applicant day and bring a portfolio for assessment.

Course modules

Stage 1: Context and method; exploratory practice. Stage 2: Project development. Stage 3: Final project.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes evidence of experimentation and research in the form of design proposals, reviews, presentations, exhibitions of work, reflective journals and written papers.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Rochester Campus Rochester ME1 1DZ South East

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