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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

This master's programme challenges the existing conventions of Transportation Design by educating the next generation of designers, who will embrace, reflect and address environmental, economic and sociocultural challenges through creative dialogue. We place design philosophy, innovation and design practice in an industrial context to develop sustainable solutions. There is a strong emphasis on unique, niche, and alternative forms of vehicle and/or transportation systems, which explore our evolving relationship with sustainable mobility in a shrinking world. The programme will culminate in a dissertation or a major project which is expected to demonstrate innovation in some, or all, aspects of its design, function or means of manufacture.

The master's Contemporary Dialogues portfolio at Swansea College of Art offers a unique postgraduate experience. Graduates and professionals from a wide range of specialities benefit from multidisciplinary learning together with expert lecturers and a broad range of facilities. You will have the opportunity to draw upon experiences and knowledge from across the different pathways and reflect this in your own personal study. Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written practical and presented.

Different course options

Full time | Swansea Campus | 18 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



This is semester 1 module. Collaborative Dialogues follows, and is intrinsically linked to, the Thought Experiment module. After watching all the student presentations, the idea is that collaborative teams of like, or complementary, minds are formed. These teams are tasked with developing a project which can be ?real? or hypothetical, blue-sky thinking or prototype in nature. We are interested in your ability to collaborate, to work as a team and to harness your personal creativity into a team-working environment in ways which are positive and hopefully multiply the creative potential of the group.

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

Students require an undergraduate 2.1 degree. However, we also consider candidates with relevant experience and aim to interview all applicants.