• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Reasons to study the Digital Design MA at De Montfort University:

  • The School of Design’s close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff creates a supportive learning environment for design students from around the world
  • You can explore areas of design, outside your undergraduate degree, from a digital perspective, expanding your knowledge and making you more employable
  • You will be exposed to the latest digital technologies including app and web design as well as social media. Previous students have helped create three apps for heritage organisations that are currently available on Apple App Store with another in development
  • You will work on actual live projects for external companies such as Caterpillar
  • You will learn from an expert teaching team, who are all active in their own field, and profit from visiting lecturers involved in world-class research
  • You will have benefit from top-class facilities with a host of specialist equipment, including a suite of devices for app development
  • 96.6% of DMU postgraduates are in full-time employment or further education within six months of completing their course
  • The new Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses

You will have access to industry-standard software and hardware such as Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk MAYA while working in a dynamic environment with ongoing digital design and multimedia research, and commercial projects. There are also opportunities to work on digital projects set by external companies and other organisations.

Graduate careers

Previous graduates have found employment as web and digital designers or set up their own freelance business. Two students won university enterprise awards enabling them to set up their new business in the university’s Innovation Centre. Alternatively, you can go on to pursue further research in the form of an MPhil or PhD qualificationwithin your specialist field of practice.

Other graduates are working as a senior web designer, app designer, multimedia production director, freelance multimedia designer, interface developer, graphic designer, digital product designer, interior designer and a digital marketing and branding executive.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods
  • Creative Digital Media Design
  • Creative Design Studio
  • Action Research Laboratory
  • Managing Business Web Presence
  • Business Planning for the Creative Entrepreneur

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Not available to international students. 

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in one of the following subjects: Digital Design, Multimedia Design, Animation, Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, Computer Arts, Computer Technology, Digital Marketing or a related subject.
  • You must have a suitable portfolio of digital or visual communications work and some experience of using multimedia software tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects. Ideally, you will also have experience of using 3D software such as Autodesk MAYA or 3DMax. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • UK/EU: £417 per 15 credits (part-time).

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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