12 months
16225 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Visual Communication - Graphic Design course from London Metropolitan University will allow you to develop a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to your practice as a visual communicator whose specialist expertise lies in graphic design.

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With an emphasis on research, experimentation and creative risk-taking, the course will empower you to graduate as a professional practitioner at the forefront of your field. You’ll leave the course with a clear sense of your own role as a designer in the world.

During this master’s degree in graphic design you’ll find theory and practice meet and inform one another as you implement an interconnected approach to research and design. In turn, this will help you to refine your portfolio of professional-level work and thus demonstrate your advanced problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills.

This Visual Communication - Graphic Design course from London Metropolitan University will expand your critical thinking abilities through design practices, which will enable you to work both speculatively and on fully realised outcomes. Through design research methods and design project development you will develop a project proposal to complete as your final major project.

With a particular focus on socially-engaged design, our Visual Communication: Graphic Design course will encourage you to explore the social, cultural, ethical and economic impacts of graphic design practice.

Where this course can take you

Our Visual Communication: Graphic Design MA course will prepare you for a variety of professional roles. On completion of the course you may pursue positions in graphic design such as:

  • graphic designer
  • art director
  • creative director
  • brand strategist
  • design director
  • exhibition designer
  • digital experience designer
  • print designer
  • image researcher
  • project manger

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Project Development 
  • Design Research for Practice 
  • Project as Professional Practice: Graphic Design
  • Democratising Luxury 
  • Design for Change 
  • Experience and Environment
  • World Building 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good lower second class honours degree (2.2) in a relevant field (eg graphic design, illustration, animation, branding, photography, architecture, marketing, 3D design, multimedia, interiors), or an equivalent EU/international qualification
You will also be expected to present a portfolio and provide a statement demonstrating your ambition for the subject area and for studying at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16225 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16225 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • UK: £1,035 per 20 credits
  • International: £1,805 per 20 credits

Living costs for City of London

660 - 1140 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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