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  • Qualification

    MDes - Master of Design

  • Location

    Llandaff Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

As global designers we are equipped with the values, principles, practices and processes to create pervasive acts and outputs that address the crisis threatening the future of the planet and its peoples. We must optimise the imagination, speculation and vision of our craft to bring together and activate scientists, technologists, ecologists and politicians in a mission to improve lives now.

Our MDes Global Design course is for designers who want to play their part in that mission. We are looking for committed graduates who are passionate about activating global, local and individual change in order to build a sustainable and vibrant future for the planet, its ecologies and its people.

Working trans-collaboratively with local and global communities, you will develop a self-identified project in partnership with real-world clients and established researchers. Throughout the programme you will engage in methods, processes and approaches to designing for change, in a way that is simultaneously playful and speculative, as well as intensely rigorous.

The programme allows students from both practice and non-practice backgrounds to explore an interest in relation to sustainability, ethics, health, safety and the environment through a research culture that prioritises relationship building, trans- and inter-disciplinary exploration and stakeholder collaboration.

Whether your focus is research-led practice or practice-led research, we expect you to locate your research interests within the wider Global, Ethical, Social and Political contexts relevant to the landscape of contemporary Art & Design research.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    87th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

1,200 international students attend Cardiff Met, coming from more than 143 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    126 56%

    54th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    72nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    12th

    15

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