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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider your current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development. The aim is to provide a framework that will guide your enquiry within your subject specialism.

Subject specialisms:

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion
  • Textiles

Career Paths

Employment opportunities include:

  • Self-employment: Establishing yourself in your own business, or as a sole trader or freelance designer.
  • A career in design, practice and/or industry in the UK and internationally.
  • Advancement in current employment: education, public sector or the creative industries.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to deliver a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of the contexts and concepts in which you will operate. It provides the opportunity to realise and consolidate your themes and personal perspectives in preparation for progression onto your Final Masters Project or through to the conclusion of your PG Diploma or Integrated Masters in Design and Applied Arts. You will extend your understanding of the interrelationship between Design and Applied Arts practice, knowledge and research and interrogate, through design methodologies and workshop-based practice, the potential for the generation and communication of knowledge in and through practice. You will be expected to identify, cross examine and resolve your predefined personal project(s) through structured, investigative practice-based work. Your research should be informed by an expansive investigation of your area of interest, which should illustrate an understanding of the international profile of your discipline. Your work should clearly address the social, ethical, cultural, economic and ideological factors that inform and impact on your work. The aim is to fully exploit and test concepts and ideas, by setting them in context in order to reach professional levels of realisation in the production of work that is at the forefront of your specialist field of study or area of professional practice.

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

You should have a good Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in a relevant subject. You are also encouraged to apply if you have significant professional experience in a relevant subject. If you have a 2:2 honours degree (or lower) in a relevant subject, you can be registered for a prescribed Postgraduate Certificate. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate programme will allow you to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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