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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MA COMMUNICATION DESIGN: INFORMATION DESIGN PATHWAY

Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
Start date: September 2020
The MA Communication Design: Information Design Pathway combines the development of practical skills with the study of historical and theoretical issues, in a world-class research-intensive environment.
MA Communication Design integrates shared elements of study and pathway-specific elements. This Information Design pathway allows for specialisation and a deeper engagement with communication design.
The Information Design pathway focuses on the relationship between the presentation of information and user experience across different everyday applications and contexts of use. These include: data visualisation, document design, interaction design and wayfinding. Students examine and conceptualise services, experiences, and user journeys, and develop communication and visual systems that facilitate the effective delivery of complex information to users.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A first or 2.1 honours degree(or equivalent from a university outside of the UK) in a design related subject. For exceptional candidates without such a degree, convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. Additionally, a practice portfolio and an example of academic writing are required.