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Graphic Design MA


This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

The Graphic Design MA is designed for those who want to enhance their existing professional portfolio and their understanding of current graphic design practice, and for those who have applicable practice skills and who are interested in the intellectual challenges of both further study and the design process.


This course has been developed with your future employability as its focus. By choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:

  • the chance to expand definitions of the genre through practical projects;
  • regular visiting speakers and practitioners from industry;
  • the opportunity to advance your existing professional portfolio.


Students will be offered the chance to expand definitions of the genre through practical projects. They will have the support of staff with a wide range of successful design practices, offering you their professional insight, extensive experience and technical acumen, along with visiting speakers and practitioners from industry who elaborate on the contemporary practice of graphic design and provide an insight into future industry trends, practices and developments in emergent media.

The successful applicant should be willing to engage in the discussion of their own practice and that of their peers and to contribute to the field of contemporary design discourse.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be ambitious, highly motivated with either a degree in a relevant subject or a body of professional work.

Students will submit a portfolio of work and may be interviewed either face to face or virtually to determine their suitability for the course. 

This course requires IELTS 6.5 or above. If you don't have the required level on English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

National and international graduate career prospects are many and varied and include education, curating, film and television, print and publishing, multimedia, advertising, animation, moving image, web and interactive design, marketing and public relations. Graduates may also wish to continue their studies at PhD level.


Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.


Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.


Geok Mei Ng

It was a great opportunity to study at Coventry University and I graduated with a Master of Art in Graphic Design with Distinction. The course taught me a lot of valuable transferrable skills such as critical thinking in research and analysis, as well as improving concise report writing and driving me to the next level. Over the course of a year, the excellent advice, guidance and support from the faculty and academic staff allowed me to realize my true potential and pushed me to achieve it. They are patient, professional, extremely helpful, inspiring, and spent time to communicate and address any concerns.


Paul Owen

Studying on the Masters course in Graphic Design at Coventry University has been an amazing opportunity. Course tutors are engaging and have a wealth of industrial experience which is vital to understanding current graphic design practice, and in-depth academic knowledge to help you progress, challenge and develop your current understanding of creative practice and develop new skills. The course is varied with students from around the world, which adds to interesting debates.

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time


Contact Details:

International Office

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152