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Undergraduate study

Two undergraduate students in studio class discussing design book with academic

Develop into a well-rounded, "thinking" designer. Our distinctive BA Graphic Communication course combines creativity, academic rigour, and professional practice.

Master's study

User interface as part of information design student project by Maria Pitsillidou

Transform your career with our master's courses. Study communication design, creative enterprise or typographic research at postgraduate level.

PhD study

Two master's students discussing book design with typography professor

Embark on your doctorate with us. We've supported PhD study in design and typography for over five decades.

Our research

Diagram called Design How You Feel created as part of graphic communication research project.

In the last research excellence framework, we were ranked first in the UK for research in our sector (Times Higher Education Institutions ranked by subject, based on its analysis of the last Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Short courses

Close up of student practising calligraphy in typeface design workshop
Enhance your expertise with academics who are leaders in their fields. We run short courses in typeface design as well as symposia and workshops that illuminate design history. 

Collections and archives

Montage of five posters from the Twentieth Century Poster Collection

Our collections and archives relating to lettering, printing and graphic design are internationally important. 

Alumni

Two undergraduate students discussing wine label design graphic project at final degree show
Our graduates work across the whole design industry. Many stay in touch with the Department and inspire the next generation of designers.

UK Top 10 for Art and Design

6th UK for typography and art graphic

We are a highly ranked and reputable Department of Typography & Graphic Communication. We are proud of our performance in major league tables, including being ranked 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022. We also have 95% Overall Student Satisfaction in Design Studies, 2nd highest Overall Student Satisfaction score in the UK for Design Studies (National Student Survey, 2021). Our strong ranking results reflect excellent student satisfaction, high-quality research, and amazing career prospects. 

Why study a degree with us? 

Work with us

We have close relationships with a range of organisations that lead to innovation, world-leading research and lasting benefits for our students.

News and events

Keep up with the latest news and events from the Department on our blog, Typography.Network.