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MA Design Future Society

Programme code:MA-DESN/DFSUCAS code:
Duration:18 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mr Mike Sheedy Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Upper Second Honours Degree or higher preferably in Design or related subject which may include Art, Business, Marketing or Computing and other related disciplines. Evidence of a high level of achievement in a substantial portfolio/written research/academic report or dissertation must be demonstrated. Non-Standard entry will be considered in exceptional circumstances. International students applying to Leeds whose first language is not English must also satisfy the University of Leeds requirement for English Language; IELTS 6.5 overall with not less than 6.0 in all components, or equivalent

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Design

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Assessment outcomes and awards will be considered by a joint board of Examiners from both Leeds University and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Art & Design

Programme specification:

An international, joint masters programme in communication design including an Erasmus+ funded five-month exchange at our partner institution, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. The focus of the programme is to utilise design thinking for social, cultural and economic benefit.

You will learn how to re-define boundaries, analyse information, identify research insights, become a team player, work in a multi-disciplinary environment, develop global perspectives, engage with local communities, propose and implement creative solutions and determine the future direction of design.

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Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN5120MIntegrated Communication (Design Future Society)15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5121MSocial Aesthetics15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5122MDesign and Society15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5123MResearch Methodology15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5124MSocial Design Projects30 credits1 Sept to 31 Jan (adv yr)
DESN5125MDesign Futures30 credits1 Sept to 31 Jan (adv yr)

Optional modules:

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Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules

DESN5450MDissertation - Digital Social and Mobile Design60 credits1 Apr to 30 Sep
DESN5460MDigital Innovation Project60 creditsSemester 2

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Last updated: 23/08/2018


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