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Undergraduate study


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

Master's study


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

PhD study


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

Our research


95% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; Typography and Graphic Communication).

Short courses

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


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


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


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 10th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2025. 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.