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The Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow , Scotland ,United Kingdom

MDes Communication Design

The Master of Design (M.Des) in Communication Design is a two year programme delivered by the Department of Communication Design at The Glasgow School of Art. The programme is practice-led and process-oriented in relation to definitions of broad design practices. It is also committed to the acquisition of principles within design theory relating to educational and commercial contexts. The programme provides rigorous methods for the interrogation of visual and textual research, positing questions relating to the role of the designer in society, and fundamental questions regarding personal and social responsibility. Delivered via a series of taught workshops, tutorials, set and elective projects, lecture and seminar-based sessions and self-directed learning, the emphasis of the programme rationale is on the contemporary practices of communication design, underpinned by theoretical research, and the social, technological, and economic contexts of contemporary design practices.Students on the programme are expected to engage in a high level of self-directed learning, research, and independent critical reflection, as well as participating in taught elements All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.



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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

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

All students will have to provide evidence of English language
proficiency when applying.
International Students
Students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must meet one
of the following requirements in order to gain entry:
• IELTS for UKVI Academic with an overall score of 6.5 with a
minimum of 6.0 in all components;
• complete an acceptable Pre-sessional English Language
Programme taught in the UK with an outcome that equates to
the IELTS scores as stated above.
Students who have a degree from an English speaking country, or are
a national of an English speaking country as listed in the UKVI
Guidance, may use this as proof of English language ability.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 50000 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 12006 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
This Institution is not directly represented by us and applications / visa support (to them) attract a nominal charge