MA Interaction Design

Postgraduate, Full-time

Interaction Design MA



Develop your technical knowledge, shape your ideas and concepts and gain a blend of creative and programming skills

Overview

This course will equip you with creative prototyping and programming skills for design. You’ll use software and hardware to respond to a range of design briefs dealing with human interaction in spaces and through objects and interfaces.

You’ll learn combined technical and creative skills and have the opportunity to shape your own ideas, concepts and theories through a self-directed major project, informed by design research and critical enquiry.

This course has a strong studio culture and is taught in a multidisciplinary space within a suite of post-graduate design courses where you’ll gain skills and knowledge highly sought after in industry.

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.

Mode of Study:

Full-time (available as Part-time)

Duration:

1 year


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Course details

In specialist prototyping modules you’ll develop specific skills and knowledge in Arduino and other forms of prototyping, which will inform and enable highly developed 3D outcomes in your self-directed major project. Working with specialist tutors, the major project allows you to model and develop design outcomes for human interactions.

This is a one year full-time course starting in September and is split up into three trimesters. 

Modules

  • Design Research Methods
  • Sketching in Hardware & Software
  • 3D Prototyping or Exhibition Design
  • Major Design Project
  • Light Art & Projection or Digital Creative
  • For MA Degree - Design Dissertation
  • calendar How you’ll be taught We have a strong studio culture supported by our multidisciplinary staff team of academics and industry based practitioners. You’ll develop creative, professional, strategic and contextual knowledge and skills and apply design thinking to a range of creative outcomes.

Disclaimer

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 requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree in an appropriate art & design discipline, computing or product design engineering; or evidence of industry experience in an appropriate discipline.

All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical 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.

Undergraduate admissions policies
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 £5,850 £6,084
Overseas £13,000 £13,520


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

You’ll gain a rare blend of creative and programming skills which are highly sought after in industry. With a physical and digital portfolio demonstrating industry-ready skills, graduates can apply for design jobs, freelance work or establish entrepreneurial ventures.

You may also continue to study to MPhil or PhD level.

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