Loughborough University London

Course Introduction

This programme will provide you with concepts and skills for undertaking ethnographic research for completion of design projects. This skill can be applied and developed in both the interdisciplinary and international design projects that provide the core of the programme.

This programme aims: to enhance design skills and knowledge through theoretical and practical application individually and in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams; develop collaborative behaviour through active learning and team work, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time; to enable graduates to develop their critical thinking and insight to improve their effectiveness as designers; to enable graduates to develop their analytical and research skills through undertaking a substantial design innovation and evaluation project that draws on the influences of culture in design; to critically analyse how design feeds culture and culture feeds design.

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams. Students will be asked to produce project briefs, concept drawings, user scenarios, storyboards, project blogs and multimedia documentation. Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

This programme will provide you with the right skills and knowledge to enhance your career prospects in user-centred design. You will be a qualified professional versed with many new and developed design skills, and will be experienced in interdisciplinary teamwork. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

Start Date:

The course duration is up to 4 years part-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,550 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,550 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £24,750 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
4 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need an honours degree [2:2 or above] or equivalent overseas qualification in Design, Innovation, Business, Media, Technology or related subjects. Applicants from non-Design backgrounds require 55% and above in their final year.