University of Reading

University of Reading

Typography and Graphic Communication by Research

Our Department of Typography and Graphic Communication 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. Join a highly international student body with a wide range of backgrounds, where small programme groups allow you to engage with other postgraduates and researchers, in a supportive and collegiate environment. This MA programme in Research Typography and Graphic communication offers a research-intensive programme that develops your independent research and writing skills. Its flexible structure allows you to tailor the programme to your personal interests, providing ideal preparation for higher study and self-directed research. You will have the opportunity to work with the Department's world-class collections and archives, as well as benefit from our links with design institutions all over the world, including 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. **Careers** This programme is ideal preparation for a career in practice, or those considering MPhil or PhD study.

Entry requirements

MA (Res): At least 2:1 honours (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a design or designrelevant subject or, for exceptional candidates without such a degree, convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. You will be asked to provide a portfolio and an example of academic writing as part of the application process. IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Core seminars from the MA Book Design, MA Information Design, or MA Typeface Design programmes * Research methods * Self-directed research project * Dissertation

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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