Online study

We offer a range of Masters degrees via online learning:

Why online?

Our online design courses offer you a virtual learning and teaching experiences – and you can study at your own pace.

Your teaching and learning materials are provided online in a friendly and supportive postgraduate community where we help you develop your work.

The course material is designed to provide you with the practical and academic skills you need to develop a creative, enquiring and critical approach to contemporary practice.

Many international and UK students have already enhanced their career prospects and creative practice through our online courses.

How does it work?

Learning and teaching

Course aims are achieved through a combination of:

  • online teaching
  • peer-to-peer discussion
  • guided independent learning


Teaching takes place within the University virtual learning environment, studynet. A wide range of online learning resources is provided through studynet in addition to:

  • live discussion
  • forums
  • student galleries
  • blogs
  • podcasts
  • videocasts

A global network

You will take part in frequent one-to-one communication with a small team of professionally qualified tutors, via email and live discussion.

Peer-to-peer comment and critique also takes place on discussion forums and blogs.

You may work with students in different countries during your course, enabling you to form friendships and professional networks useful after the end of study.


Your course work will be assessed through a combination of formatively and summatively assessed projects.

Students' projects may range from static images to video arts and all project work is submitted online.

Course structure

The online MAs emphasize flexibility within a well designed modular structure.

You are taken step by step through the learning pathway and at the same time focus on advanced level design practice.

You are free to study at your own convenience, and are able to access resources 24 hours a day.

When can I start?

Start date: September

You can study part-time, over two years, based on a 12 month teaching year.

Apply now

For more information or to apply, please email Barbara Brownie.