Whether your aim is to be a practicing design critic or writer, or simply to better understand the context in which your design work sits, University of the Arts London (UAL)'s MA Design Histories and Futures will give you the skills and knowledge you need to develop your writerly practice. And if you're interested in progressing to PhD level, the course offers specialised sessions on developing a research proposal with support from current PhD supervisors at LCC.Working with colleagues from across the courses in LCC's Design School portfolio, you will understand and reflect diverse practice throughout your work. Not only will you be encouraged to speak with authority, you'll be supported to produce design history with real impact in a range of contexts.
MA Design Histories and Future supports progression into further study and/or research in design and associated fields. With a pathway to research proposal and PhD it is a natural choice for those interested in an academic career in design research. Another key role for graduates will be in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors within or outside of London’s extensive cultural sector.
The course provides the contextual, historical and critical training for the curators and producers of the future of this expanding field. Finally there’s opportunity to develop a critical practice in writing outside the academy in journals or magazines.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
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