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Communication Design

Robert Gordon University

12 months
15320 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication Design offered at the Robert Gordon University is a programme that provides a series of connected learning experiences, which are delivered through four modules.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MA Communication Design provides a tailored learning environment that encourages and supports your creative development, independence in creativity, imagination and ideas. It will support your development of new interdisciplinary practices, conceptual skills and a broader understanding of the debates informing Art & Design practices. The course is suitable if you have an undergraduate honours degree in Design: Illustration, Graphics, Photography, or if you want to develop your career and specialist academic knowledge in these disciplines based on prior professional experience.

The Communication Design pathway within the Programme enables you to develop the skills, critical understanding and specialist knowledge and methodologies required to follow a rewarding career as an independent communication designer.

Job Prospects

The MA Programme is designed to support you in further developing your subject-specific disciplinary expertise and skill sets to pursue a career in the creative and cultural sectors.

On completion of the Communication Design pathway, you will have the experience to pursue a career as a professional Illustrator, Communications or Graphic Designers, or work within a related role in the creative industries. 

If you wish to pursue opportunities for further study towards a higher degree, Gray’s School of Art offers art and design research degrees both full-time and part-time at MPhil, MRes and PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Contextual Studies and Research Methods
  • Personal Development and Professional Networks
  • Applied Practice in Communication Design
  • Applied Practice in Curatorial Studies
  • Applied Practice in Fashion & Textiles
  • Applied Practice in Fine Art
  • Applied Practice in Jewellery
  • Applied Practice in Product Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are agreed for individual courses. Make sure you apply in time to be sure of your chance of a place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15320 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Rest of UK Students


  •  £6,920


  • £3,460 per academic year

International Students


  • £7,660 per academic year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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