12 months
15750 GBP/year
8550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Visual Communication programme of the University of Salford is focused on industry experience, interdisciplinary collaboration and self-initiated research.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Do you have a passion for relaying complex concepts in a way that people can easily understand? Are you interested in creating and applying your own graphical language across subject areas as diverse as type design, illustration, design for print and web, service design, and design for social impact? If so, our MA Visual Communication programme of the University of Salford is for you.


As a postgraduate student at Salford, you’ll be studying for one of the only visual communication masters in the UK that focuses on equipping you with the hands-on experience you need to take your career to the next level. Throughout your course you’ll have established professional links with art and design networks across the region, meaning you’ll already have a place in the creative community.

Many of our recent graduates have gone on to secure professional roles in animating, graphic designing and advertising. Others have pursued careers in teaching, art directing, web programming and photography. So as a master of arts in visual communication design, the possibilities really are endless.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Research Methods 
  • Applied Practice 
  • Real World Context 
  • Exploring Theory and Practice 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To join this MA you should have a second class honours degree, 2:2 or above.
  • Interview
  • 250 word Statement of why you want to study Design for Communication at Masters Level
  • Portfolio of current design practice

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 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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