Building on the strengths of our MA/MSc Design Innovation this Design and Culture programme at Loughborough University London expands the question does culture inform design or does design inform culture? Through a series of processes and projects students will build a portfolio of work informed by the study of culture through the Media and Creative Industries. This programme supports students to explore the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts.
a) To enhance design skills and knowledge through theoretical and practical application individually and in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams
b) Develop collaborative behaviour through active learning and team work, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
c) To enable graduates to develop their critical thinking and insight to improve their effectiveness as designers
d) To enable graduates to develop their analytical and research skills through undertaking a substantial design innovation and evaluation project that draws on the influences of culture in design
e) To critically analyse how design feeds culture and culture feeds design
To complete the MA Design and Culture students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules (4 in the first semester and 4 in the second semester). All modules are compulsory. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits.
Career prospectsThis programme will enhance career prospects in user-centred design.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Identity, Culture and Communication
- Reflection and Action
- Meaning Making in Design
- International Project
- Collaborative Project
- Media and Creative Industries: Context and Practices
- Media and Creative Industries: Critical Perspectives
- Researching Media Industries
- 12 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesDesign Anthropology View 115 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
- Minimum of a lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) in Design, Innovation, Business, Media, Technology or related subjects. Applicants from non-Design backgrounds require 55% and above in their final year.
- English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.
International22650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
East London community scholarship
Award value: Up to 100% off the full cost of your tuition fees
The East London Community Scholarship offers up to 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from The East London Growth Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Applicants should complete a one page submission outlining their personal contributions to their local community.
Application deadline: 31st July
Award value: 20% off the full cost of your tuition fees
The Academic Excellence Scholarship awards high achieving UK, EU and international students 20% off the full cost of their tuition fees. Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class degree (or equivalent) from a recognised, high quality institution will receive this scholarship.
Santander postgraduate UK/EU scholarship
Loughborough University is pleased to offer up to six scholarships to the value of £5,000 set against tuition fees for prospective full-time postgraduate taught students funded by theSantander Universities scheme.
Students are expected to meet the following criteria:
- Be a permanent resident of Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain or the UK and self-funded,
- Excellent academic record,
- Clearly demonstrate financial need,
- The selection committee will also take in to account the personal statement provided on the application form.
Application Deadline: 20th July
Applicants must have submitted an official application for their chosen postgraduate programme.
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