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

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Full time


12 months

Start date


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.


This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to research and gain a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of the issues and intellectual questions that are at the forefront of your academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice. It will allow you to position your practice within a chosen context, and to conduct research that will inform future practice as you progress towards your final masters project or confirm your theoretical position as you complete your studies at MA Dip or M/ART. The module aims to provide a focus for three primary areas of investigation: The refinement of practical research skills The confirmation and application of skills for critical and reflective evaluation The understanding and positioning of your creative work within your chosen practical and intellectual context(s).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should have a good Honours Degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject. A good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) is required. You are also encouraged to apply if you have significant professional experience in a relevant subject.

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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