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Surface Pattern Design (Fashion Object), MDes

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The MDes offers students an exciting opportunity to follow the success of our BA provision with a four-year Integrated Masters level qualification. It is designed to meet the demands of both students and employers by providing an expansive approach to the study and practice of Surface Pattern Design.


This Masters level programme is closely linked with the BA(Hons) Surface Pattern Undergraduate programme.  On the Integrated MDes programme students have the opportunity to progress to postgraduate study at Level 7 rather than complete at Level 6 with a BA(Hons).  Students would be expected to enrol on a four-year (480-credit) programme with the option to leave with a BA(Hons) once 360 credits have been achieved.

The MDes sits in a cluster of courses within the School of Design and Applied Arts with so many cross overs in terms of delivery mode, ethos and facility – this is a great benefit to our students who can thrive on the collaborative, interdisciplinary study that is possible.

The integrated Masters allows those students who are truly pioneering and innovating in the context of a traditional three-year programme to see these discoveries through to a more advanced level.  The programme is a challenging and an invigorating venture enabling our most capable and ambitious students to achieve at a higher level.

We know too well how competitive the graduate market is on the other side of University.  This MDes programme will give many of our graduates the opportunity to have an edge on many of their peers entering the global market and their competitors at events such as New Designers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Project
  • Digital and Material Processes
  • Enterprise and Employability for Designers
  • Visual studies
  • Contextual Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

Our standard offer for a degree course is 120 UCAS tariff points. We expect applicants to have a grade C or above in English Language (or Welsh) at GCSE level, together with passes in another four subjects. Plus we accept a range of Level 3 qualifications including:

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, plus one GCE A-Level in a relevant academic subject
  • Three GCE A-Levels or equivalent
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject, with minimum grades of Merit
  • International Baccalaureate score of 32
  • Other relevant qualifications can be considered on an individual basis

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lampeter

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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