A masters degree in Graphic Design can lead to a fulfilling creative career.
Some masters programs are designed for postgraduate students who are already working in the industry, so make sure you do your research and select the course that is right for you and your level of experience.
Here are 10 of the best Graphic Design masters degree courses available to study in the UK and Europe.
Cost: £19,500 total cost for two years for UK students / £58,000 total cost for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time course that takes two years to complete on campus at the Royal College of Art in London. Students can take one of three specialism tracks, one of which is Graphic Design. It is interdisciplinary and there are two further focuses on the Graphic design track of Visual Language and Graphic Agency.
Cost: £11,220 for UK students / £22,920 for EU and international students
What You Will Study: Students study at UAL for 15 months on a full-time basis on campus in London. Modules include Developing A Design Framework, Exploring Emergent Design Contexts & Practices, and Designing Modes For Communication & Engagement.
Cost: No fees for Finnish and EU students / €30,000 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a two year course that is studied on a full-time basis on campus in Finland. The course is conducted in English and there are modules on topics such as Typographic Expression and Visual Storytelling.
Cost: £7,920 per year for UK students / £19,980 per year for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: This is a two year full-time program that is studied on campus in Glasgow. Students cover issues such as Design Theory and how Communication Design differs between commercial and educational contexts.
Cost: £10,870 for UK students / £21,180 for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: The course is aimed at practising graphic designers who wish to expand their skills and push the boundaries of what they think design can do. The course is studied on a full-time on campus basis for 15 months.
Cost: No Fee for Danish and EU students / €19,500 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: Students are taught in English at the campus in Denmark on a full-time basis for two years. Modules include Information Graphics, Digital Media, Design Research, and Typography and Type Design.
Cost: £9,700 total cost for UK students / £19,950 total cost for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: This course can be studied part time over two years or full time in one year. Students are based at the campus in Loughborough and modules include Exploring Materials, Processes & Techniques and Practice & Enterprise.
Cost: No Fee for Swedish or EU students / SEK 585,000 total cost for international students for two years.
What You Will Study: Students complete this course in two years studying full-time on the campus in Umeå, Sweden. The Masters in Interaction Design is taught in English and modules include Graphic Design, Creative Reflections on Interaction Design, and Professional Product.
Cost: No fee for Swedish or EU students / SEK 530,000 total cost for international students for the two years.
What You Will Study: This course is taught in English and takes two years to complete studying on a full-time basis at the campus in Sweden. Students deepen their Graphic Design skills to include wider economic, social and cultural issues.
Cost: £11,900 for UK students / £25,100 for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: The MA in Graphic Design is a full-time course that is completed in one year at the campus in Edinburgh. Modules of study include Disseminating Design Practices and Design Exploration in Graphic Design.
PLEASE NOTE: As a result of Brexit, from Autumn 2021 postgraduate students from the European Union studying at a UK university will be charged the same tuition fees as international students. UK students studying their postgraduate course at a European university are also likely to incur higher tuition fees than their EU counterparts. It is advisable to check with the individual universities in the UK and Europe for up-to-date information on tuition fees for all postgraduate programs.
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