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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. It includes: PhD-level study; Entrepreneur; Designer; Design strategist; Art director.

Different course options

Full time | University of Gloucestershire | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for Band A: £9,300; Band B: £8,700; Band C: £6,500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for Band A: £14,800; Band B: £14,250; Band C: £14,250.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or professional practice.

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 a growing reputation for its high level of satisfied students and excellent teaching. They strive to be outward looking, and are intensively engaged in partnerships with local industry to enrich students’ learning and boost their career...more

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