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  • Qualification

    MDes - Master of Design

  • Location

    Llandaff Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22, 16-JAN-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

As a global design community, we share the values, principles, practices and processes that create pervasive acts and outputs which can 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 programme 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.

This programme allows students from both practice and non-practice backgrounds to explore sustainability, ethics, health, safety and the environment through a research culture that prioritises relationship building, trans- and inter-disciplinary exploration and stakeholder collaboration. Working trans-collaboratively with local and global communities, you will develop a self-identified project, setting an intention to anticipate, enact and effect a transformation of global significance.

Assessment

The learning outcomes are assessed within the modules through a variety of methods including essays, presentations and project work etc, as seen in individual module descriptors. Assessment takes place at strategic points in the academic year to enable and support your continued development. Group critiques and tutorials offer continuous feedback opportunities. Peer and self-assessment is used extensively. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Employability & Careers

The MDes Global Design programme enables students to enhance their careers as, or to become, established designers leading towards a career, a PhD, or to a Professional Doctorate in either art or design. Cardiff School of Art and Design offers Professional Doctoral programs in both Art and Design. The MDes Global Design programme is designed to enable students to achieve the attributes of greater flexibility, adaptability, individual responsibility and autonomy as professional designers or researchers.

The course aims to develop individuality, creativity, self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to perform in rapidly changing environments as well as increasing competence with research skills and methods which will make graduates highly employable as academics and/or researchers, or enable them to develop an active and sustained practice as designers.

Application deadline

27 June 2022, 24 October 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per 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

    63rd

  • Campus address

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

Dedicated support for international students from applying through to settling in.
A diverse student body with students from across 140 countries worldwide.
The first University of Sanctuary in Wales.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 85 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    130 59%

    37th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    68th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    2nd

    10

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