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MA Design

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Arts)

Learning outcomes

* Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the current issues and challenges of technology and its application
to design, informed by knowledge at the forefront of the design research community.
* Negotiate an innovative design project and develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate this.
* Exhibit mastery in the exercise of established research methodologies and methods in order to define a problem
or need and to provide a design solution.
* Undertake an active and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others.
* Present effective design solutions displaying sophisticated technical competence and skills.
* Evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the Design using appropriate critical and creative
methods and frameworks.

Transferable (key) skills

* The skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry
or area of professional practice.
* Evaluating their own achievement and that of others.
* Self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations.
* Independent learning and the ability to work in a way that ensures continuing professional development.
* Critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


* Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area.
* Drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study.
* Evaluating received opinion.
* Make sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete


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