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Curating Contemporary Design MA (in partnership with the Design Museum): Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

Here you'll find the entry requirements for this course. Please read them carefully as they are very important for your application.

  • Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in an academic subject or creative practice field.
  • We welcome applicants with relevant work experience, such as practitioners, museum staff and designers looking to extend their professional experience.
  • You should be able to demonstrate an ability to work creatively and within a team.

How to apply

For full details of how to apply, see the Apply for this course page.


We will invite all shortlisted candidates to an interview. You will need to demonstrate evidence of enthusiasm and commitment for the subject, plus the ability to analyse written material. We can interview international students by telephone.

Prior learning - AP(E)L

Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.

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 5.5. 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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