University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Graphic Design

This course allows students to extend understanding and skills related to designed visual communication and professionalise approach to graphic design, whether practical or theoretical in terms of engagement; students identify and explore an in-depth, research-driven project through a range of possible design methodologies including: typography; information design; publication design; digital-based media; historical, contemporary and theoretical contextual discourses constitute an essential role within the development of the work, alongside challenging conventional attitudes towards design; learners are encouraged to firmly ground developments within a professional context by testing and applying work in �real world� situations and scenarios, creating links with industry and the professional design community; this also opens future possibilities for employment and entrepreneurship on graduating from the course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in graphic design or a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: A question of research; contextual report; proposal; resolution.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted throughout the programme on the completion and submission of work for each unit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,830 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421