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Communication Design & the Creative Economy Masters (MA): Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

We usually look for applicants with:

  • an upper second class degree or above in a relevant area and/or two years' work experience in the creative industries;
  • an exciting and creative portfolio;
  • an understanding of the context of the creative economy; and
  • the ability to explain why this course will be of value to them personally.

We also carefully consider non-standard entrants with relevant personal and work experience who can demonstrate their interest, commitment and ability.

Personal statement

All applicants should demonstrate their understanding of the context of the creative economy in their personal statement, plus how the course will be of value to them personally.

Portfolio

For the communication design route you will need to provide a maximum of 20 images of your design work.

Please carefully select and edit your work to produce an exciting, creative and representative portfolio which informs us about your skills, interests and ambitions. Once you have curated your work please ensure that the material can be accessed online and provide a link to your portfolio with your application

Your portfolio should include a:

  • selection of your student work (if relevant);
  • selection of your professional work (if relevant);
  • examples of preparatory creative work (for example, images from your sketchbooks).

We are also unable to give individual feedback on your portfolio.

Interviews 

We normally invite applicants for this course to an interview with the course director and/or the subject leader. International students based overseas can arrange for an interview by email or telephone.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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