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Qualification type

MDes - Master of Design

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The MDes Creative Advertising course has been shaped by our long standing collaborations with advertising agencies. Simulating the advertising industry, you will work on industry orientated assessments using creative briefs, within collaborative, creative teams formulated with art directors, copywriters and strategists, developing creative campaigns for real clients, on real world scenarios. Teamwork and communication skills are at the heart of the course.

The course focuses on vocational skills underpinned by research, theory and graduate skills. You will be encouraged to explore your individual role as a designer, as well as understand the ethical, economic and environmental impact of your work on consumers and citizens. You will be supported to work as a professional advertiser and communicator from the outset, building skills, confidence, resilience and capability to undertake work across a range of scales, forms of advertising and a range of platforms.


PhD-level study
Design strategist
Art director.

Different course options

Full time | Park Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Explore the relationship between words and images to bring your creative concepts to life

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or professional practice – You may be required to attend an interview A portfolio of work is essential Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APL) is considered.

University information

Join the University of Gloucestershire and you will be part of a creative, professional community of 1,000 postgraduate students, 2,000 staff and an alumni network of 40,000 graduates. The University has recently been ranked 6th globally in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019 and has a growing reputation for its high level of satisfied students and excellent teaching. They strive to be outward looking and are intensively engaged...more