Design (MA)


Why a Master’s Degree in Design?

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  • Award: Master
  • Course Title: MA Design
  • UK Credits: 180
  • Study Mode: 100% online
  • Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Duration: 12 months (1 stage)
Course Overview
Our Master’s degree in Design focuses on the intellectual support which improves the understanding of design and its relationships with companies and the professional industry. Our course is exclusively online and focuses on three mains fields of practice: communication design, interactive design and product design.

LSDM’s students will adopt a reflexive, analytical and evaluative approach to design, achieving a greater understanding of the dynamic relationships between design, the industry and the commercial sector. Our study plan absorbs reality, providing advanced, specialised, artistic, academic and entrepreneurial knowledge, which will allow students to pursue an established career in the future.

Our teaching staff is composed of qualified, experienced and reputable teachers. Besides the Doctorate level academic degree, they present well-established professional careers, connecting the academic component with the job market.

LSDM’s students are supervised on a weekly basis through a Tutor Centre composed of a team of specialised tutors in Design, with Master’s degrees and several years of proven experience. Our Tutor Centre is also available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Our Master’s degree in Design is intended for students, professionals, artists or freelancers with ambition or an established career in advertising (art directors, producers or designers), visual design, communication design, graphic design and interactive design (designers, producers, team leaders, art directors or creative directors).
Course Structure
Our Master’s in Design is 100% online, designed for learning in accordance with our students’ availability, without a fixed timetable. In other words, LSDM’s students can define when or where they can access our contents. Only the final assignments and specific presentations will be scheduled in a fixed timetable, which will be reported in due time to LSDM’s students.

1st TERM

2nd TERM

3rd TERM

Design Thinking

Research MethodsApplied Design Project
Advanced Design Communication

Design Innovation

Advanced Design Lab

Applied Design Project

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In about 12 months, you’ll have completed our Master’s in Design, accredited by the University for the Creative Arts, one of the top specialized universities in the creative industries in United Kingdom.

Teaching and learning methods used in this course:
  • Taught in English, Spanish and Portuguese;
  • 5 units and a final project;
  • The unit’s content is asynchronous and organised by weekly topics;
  • You can access to the content whenever and wherever you want;
  • Our Tutor Centre functions as a support and interaction tool for our students;
  • Online resources (such as lectures, seminars and discussions, tutorials and feedback sessions, forums facilitation, online discussion groups and practical exercises).
Entry Requirements
Candidates can apply for a Master’s Degree in Design through the following application options:

Applicants must have concluded their BA Degree - Higher Education (at least 3 years of study) in their country of origin attested by a certificate legally issued. This degree must have been obtained in the area you’ve chosen or in a related one.

Applicants must have relevant professional experience demonstrating their ability to study a Master’s degree in Design, subject to the approval of LSDM based on the affinity and relevance of the student’s basic education, training and projects’ experience. A portfolio will be asked to the candidates revealing their professional experience in the area of Design.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS can also apply. Will be carried out an analysis between the student and the responsible for the LSDM’s student support about the specific needs of each case.
Language Certificates
Language certificates are only required for students who wish to attend the course in a language other than the native language. In this case, they shall provide their certificate:

You must provide the IELTS 6.0. Learn more here.

You must provide the Cervantes Certificate (DELE). Learn more here.

You must provide the Camões Certificate (PLE of CAPLE). Learn more here.
Enrolment Fee: £150.00
Master Degree: £4,750
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