Our MA by Research Typography and Graphic Communication course is a research-intensive programme that develops independent research and writing skills.
Flexible structure allows you to tailor the programme to your personal interests
Ideal preparation for higher study and self-directed research
Opportunity to work with the Department’s world-class collections and archives
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0
Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a design-related subject. For exceptional candidates without such a degree, you will need convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. In most cases, a relevant practice portfolio and an example of academic writing are also required.
What will you study?
Student work follows four modules. The first involves a series of seminars that cover key areas in typography, and build a foundation in critical reading and research methods. These seminars are shared with other master’s students, and include reading and discussion of key texts, and preparation of a presentation to peers.
The second module includes a series of essays on topics you select with the support of staff, aiming to cover working with both primary and secondary sources. You work on these independently, with individual feedback by relevant staff.
The third module involves the preparation of a PhD proposal, as an exercise in identifying research questions and critical writing skills. The fourth module comprises preparation and work for a substantial dissertation.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
The fees given are for entry in the academic year starting in September 2020, and will be confirmed in your offer letter.You can find more information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
What career can you have?
This programme is the ideal preparation for starting or extending a career in teaching and research. It covers working with primary and secondary sources, and enables the production of academic texts that evidence the key requirements for higher study. By including the preparation of a PhD proposal within its curriculum the programme allows graduates to apply for admission to PhD programmes directly after graduation.