MA Environmental Graphics

Postgraduate, Part-time

Environmental Graphics MA

Gain creative, professional, contextual and strategic skills that can be used to design creative outcomes and develop a digital portfolio


Environmental Graphics explores image and text that can be experienced in public spaces.

Responding to critically-informed themes, you will create and manipulate graphic outcomes and site specific installations that inform, inspire and delight onlookers and audiences.

You will have the opportunity to shape your own ideas, concepts and theories through a self-directed major project, informed by design research and critical enquiry.

The application deadline for this course has now passed. Applications submitted after 31 July 2018 are not guaranteed to be considered for September 2018 entry.

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)


2-3 years

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Course details

In specialist modules you will develop specific skills and knowledge, which will inform and enable highly-developed design outcomes in your self-directed major project.

You can choose between an exhibition design or advertising module, both of which allow for collaboration with practitioners from other areas.

We have a strong studio culture supported by our multidisciplinary staff team of academics and industry based practitioners, and the programme is closely linked to the Centre for Design Practice and Research.

Subjects include:

  • Design Research Methods
  • Graphics
  • Design or Concept Creation
  • Interpretative Design
  • Major Design Project
  • For MA Degree - Design Dissertation

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    This is a part-time course starting in September with flexibility in the number of taught modules taken in each trimester. The course can take 2-3 years to complete, depending on your other commitments and availability. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work.

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

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Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects. Applicants from overseas can be interviewed by teleconference with an online portfolio.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

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Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU Stage 1 £2,660 £2,766
Home/EU Stage 2 £3,190 £3,319
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Home EU - Total Fee £5,850 £6,085
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Stage 1 £5,850 £6,084
Stage 2 £7,150 £7,436
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Overseas - Total Fee £13,000 £13,520
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With a physical and digital/online portfolio demonstrating industry-ready skills, graduates could apply for design jobs, freelance work or establish entrepreneurial ventures. You may also wish to continue study to MPhil or PhD level.

Edinburgh Napier has strong industry links and often involve students in projects undertaken in our Centre for Design Practice & Research.

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