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The best design results from collaboration. This is why we encourage a strong sense of community among our students.

"The course attracts high quality students from around the world. This international reach enriched the learning environment substantially. 

"Working with other students, of all ages and experiences, introduced new perspectives which inspired me to extend myself further." 

Tamsin Ogilvie

Master's graduate

Master's design students collaborating, one student draws while other student watches
Five master's students working together on a task about letterforms

Daily life for master's students

In our Department you'll build relationships which will last long after you graduate. 

Day-to-day you'll have opportunities to go to workshops, lectures and seminars with students on different postgraduate programmes to you, and share studios with students across all levels of study. We regularly hold social events in the Department.  

Staff aren't just lecturers: they're collaborators who will work closely with you on your practical projects. 

How we support you

Professor Gerry Leonidas examines book with master's student

As we're a small, close-knit academic community you won't disappear into the crowd; we take a personal approach in the Department.  

Our staff are all design lecturers, practitioners and researchers, so we understand creative pressures. We can provide sympathetic, practical advice and support. 

Our teaching actively and flexibly supports the development of your knowledge and skills.

Work spaces and facilities

Lettering printing blocks in historic type designs, part of the Typography collections

The Department offers a dedicated shared work space for students, alongside studios, meeting rooms, and a Reading Room featuring a wide range of specialist design books, journals and other publications that complement our collections and archives.  

We also have an equipped display space where students and staff co-curate research-led exhibitions, and a printing workshop for letterpress, lithography, and engraving where students explore and test historic print techniques and typographic practices.

Connect with successful graduates

Our graduates work across the design industry, but particularly in areas that require a mastery of typography. 

After you graduate, the network can provide you with valuable opportunities to make connections, open doors, and progress your career. 

Read stories from graduates of our master's programmes

Close up of graphic designer Paul Barnes and a Typography student

News and events

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

Our expert staff

Our academic teaching staff comprise design practitioners, historians and researchers.