The History of Design and Material Culture MA offered by University of Brighton allies theory and practice in seminar-based discussions that embrace various methodological issues and perspectives, including Marxism, discourse theory, phenomenology, semiology, museology, gender, race, class, memory and oral testimony. Depending on the material you analyse in your essays and seminars, as well as the dissertation topic you choose, you can also emphasise your own intellectual and subject-specific interests.
Since its inception in the late 1990s, the MA has garnered a national and international reputation as one of the pioneering and most successful programmes of its kind. As a research-led course, it harnesses the academic expertise of staff with a recognised wealth of teaching and research excellence in subject areas such as fashion and dress history, the history and theory of advertising, photography and the mass-reproduced image, and heritage and museum studies.
Under guidance, you will be encouraged to explore the relationship between theory and practice and to develop your own skills as an independent researcher, thinker and writer.
The course has an extremely healthy track record in helping students to take up careers in related areas of employment and further study. Many of our postgraduates have succeeded in finding work as lecturers, curators, journalists, designers and design consultants, while many others have pursued doctoral research, most often also securing prestigious funding from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council).
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DisciplinesDesign Art History View 427 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
Degree and/or experience: Degree or equivalent in related subject, or relevant professional experience. Admission subject to interview.
International15012 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15012 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6426 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6426 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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