Postgraduate study2016


Graphic Design and Visualisation

School of the Arts

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme aims to develop a specialist approach to graphic design and visualisation through combining traditional and contemporary approaches in the field.


Graphic Design and Visualisation

School of the Arts

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme aims to develop a specialist approach to graphic design and visualisation through combining traditional and contemporary approaches in the field.

Programme information

It will provide the student with opportunities to develop a personalised visual language through visual thinking, expressed in physical and virtual means combining traditional and contemporary media. Theory and practice are intertwined and students express their ideas through the production of written assignments and the production of artefacts, both aligned with their specialist area of interest.

The programme comprises five compulsory modules offering a range of learning experiences and staff access that allows for: project proposal development; situating practice in a wider context; research methodologies; experimentation with materials, processes and techniques; developing entrepreneurial skills; all realised through a final project phase.

The combination of directed study, technical support and independent learning enables the culmination of all this to be tailored towards supporting future career aspirations.

Entry qualification

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree normally required in an art and design discipline or closely related subject.



All candidates must apply first through the Postgraduate Application Portal: 

Applying online will ensure that applications will be seen by the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office as soon as possible. If candidates have any questions, the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office and the International Office are available to help. 

Once the online application procedure is completed, the university will ask for a Project Proposal Form ‌to be completed,  as well as a PDF of your Portfolio with a minimum 15 pages of past work. The Project Proposal and the PDF Portfolio are requested as part of the initial assessment process and can only be accepted after students have applied via the Postgraduate Application Portal.

For further advice on how to complete the project proposal form watch our short guide here

Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office

T +44 (0)1509 222496


Assessment is continuous and based on an appraisal of practice, written material, related research, and professional and entrepreneurial skills in relation to the final project outcome(s). All students submit a Final Project Report.

Financial support

All Alumni full-time self-funded students (UK/EU and International) accepted for a full-time Master’s programme in this School receive an automatic bursary of 20% of fees.

All self-funded, part-time students receive a bursary of £600 per annum.

Further information can be found here :

Careers and further study

The universal demand for graphical knowledge and increasing emphasis on visualising complexity across diverse fields provides a vast range of career choices for graduates. Depending on individual aspirations, students evolve their practical, historical and theoretical interests for a career in industry or academic research through PhD study.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Design and Research

Exploring Materials, Processes and Techniques


Semester 2

Final Project:  Situating and Rehearsing

Research Methodologies:  Art and Design



Final Project

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.