University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Graphic Design

This programme is designed to challenge and enhance an understanding of graphic design. There is a focus on design research and enterprise, driven by each student's own creative practice. This programme challenges students to explore their potential to innovate and achieve impact with their creative work. Students will be encouraged to use theory to test, adapt and judge the success of their practice. Students will be taught by experienced staff and have the opportunity to hear from visiting professionals and design researchers throughout their studies. In addition to developing a critical understanding of design history, students will engage with commercially oriented design briefs and self-negotiated projects that are relevant to their career aspirations.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a related subject or considerable work experience in the field. Applicants should present a portfolio that demonstrates creative awareness and submit two academic references. Mature students can gain non-standard entry if they possess appropriate professional experience, creative design skills and critical design studies knowledge. International students will require English language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: entrepreneurial effectiveness; creative problem solving (CPS) methods for designers; graphic design creative practice; design debates; research-led practice and practice-led research; graphic design major project proposal; graphic design major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through project work and written studies. Students normally exhibit in a final show of work held in September.

Sponsorship information

All UK or EU students who hold a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from another institution will receive a 20% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln taught Master's programme. The scholarship is offset against tuition fee payments due for each academic year of study. Please note that the Master of Architecture (Part 2) and MBA programmes are exceptions to this scheme, as other scholarships are in place for those courses.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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