University of Reading

University of Reading

Information Design

Our Department has an international reputation for its teaching and research. It has been a leader in defining and shaping our field, with pioneering contributions in: the integration of research into design teaching; the use of archives in developing understanding and guiding design decisions; and the consolidation of history, theory and practice in typographic education. Our unique programmes enable you to develop excellent skills in design practice, enquiry and discourse. You will benefit from teaching that draws on academic and professional expertise from a wide range of staff and visiting contributors. Our small programme groups allow you to engage with other postgraduates and researchers, in a supportive and collegiate environment. You will benefit from our links with design institutions all over the world. These include the Rare Book School in Lyon, the Information Design Association, International Institute for Information Design, Sign Design Society, Printing Historical Society, Monotype Imaging, The Newberry Library, Victoria & Albert Museum and St Bride Library. We also house a large number of outstanding typography and graphic communication collections. Our programmes are superb preparation for careers in practice, and ideal for those considering MPhil or PhD study. • Access to world-class collections and archives • Learn to apply a user-centred approach to support design decisions and generate new design opportunities • Practice within a research-intensive environment, where equal emphasis is placed on design theory and practice • Develop effective communication and visual systems • Produce functional, aesthetic and highly crafted complex documents, interfaces and interaction environments

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 24 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,270 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0118 378 5289