The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider your current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development.
The aim is to provide a framework that will guide your enquiry within your subject specialism.
- Interior Design
Typical modules may include:
- Defining practice in design and applied arts
- Creative enquiry
- Integrating concepts and practice in design and applied arts
- Critical, contextual and theoretical frameworks
- Critical realisation of practice in design and applied arts
- Critical contexts and audiences
- Professional practice and enterprise
- Master's Project
You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and creative studio projects. You will be fully supported during studio practice and tutorials to raise the quality of your work to Masters level.
At Wolverhampton, we aim to introduce you to a range of approaches in the analysis and debate of material practice related to applied arts and design driven outcomes.
- You will work in a friendly, supportive environment as part of the broader MA community
- Your practice will be supported by specialist academics with internationally recognised profiles
- You will have access to excellent workshop facilities
- You will benefit from lectures and presentations from visiting international artists and designers
- You will have the opportunity to engage in study visits both in the UK and abroad
- MA Design and Applied Arts will provide you with the opportunity to establish a career in design, practice and/or industry in the UK and internationally.
- The course is specifically designed to promote entrepreneurism
It also provides a platform for further research leading to PhD or other forms of academic research.
Employment opportunities include:
- Self-employment: Establishing yourself in your own business, or as a sole trader or freelance designer.
- A career in design, practice and/or industry in the UK and internationally.
- Advancement in current employment: education, public sector or the creative industries.
MA Design and Applied Arts will provide you with the opportunity to mature into a self-confident, independent thinker. You will leave University equipped with the skills and attributes that will assist you in realising your creative ambition. The MA will provide you with the time and expertise to refine your ideas and enhance your professional skill in order to practice your chosen applied art or design specialism within the broader creative arena.
Michele Coxon MA Design and Applied Art
Michele Coxon was awarded an MA Star for her work at the School’s annual Postgraduate Degree Show and has had her work exhibited at the Willow Gallery in Oswestry, The Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent and the Wedgwood Museum commissioned a limited edition of one of her sculptures.
"To return to further education at 60 years old was quite a challenge for me.The MA course in ceramics at the School of Art and Design was an incredible journey for me and one I enjoyed enormously.
I was guided throughout by some wonderful tutors, who not only helped me creatively but also with the technical challenges of ceramics.One of the highlights was my three week placement working in the ceramic studio at The V&A museum, which was arranged by the University.
The two year part-time course has given me the confidence to continue to develop my creative ideas and start up my own studio from home."
The Masters course in Biomaterials is multi-disciplinary. It provides students with a rich understanding of about current clinically used biomaterials and state of the art advances in research to improve these. The clinical application of these biomaterials will be demonstrated along with indepth description of materials structure and processing (e.g. polymer, composite and ceramic). The project component will allow hands-on training for the student in further developing novel biomaterials.
Who is this programme for?
Students from an engineering or medically related background who wish to pursue a career in biomaterials.
Semester 1 (Sept - Dec):
Research Methods course unit (15 credits); Lectures and workshops detailing transferable skills such as project management, time management, essay writing, oral presentation.
Master Class Course Unit (15 credits); Lectures specific to biomaterials design, characterization, manufacture and characterization. Lectures on use of stem cells with biomaterials and tissue engineering applications also included.
Structure & Mechanical Properties of Polymers (15 credits); Module covers masters level detail of polymer technology.
Clinical Applications of Biomaterials (15 credits); lectures series detailing current clinical applications of biomaterials. The module also covers a case study exercise.
Semester 2 (Jan - March):
Composite Materials (15 credits); students will learn about composite material design and implementation for biomaterials.
Nanobiomaterials (15 credits); lecture series on nanobiomaterials manufacture, characterization and use as biomaterials
Summer ( March- Sept):
Research project (90 credits); 5 month research project studying specific biomaterials design or characterisation. Student will have specifically allocated supervisor to provide training in biomaterials. Assessment: Oral presentation and write up: Research aims, hypothesis, Gantt chart, milestones, Write up project in form of journal publication for `Biomaterials' journal.
The MSc in Biomaterials will provide students the opportunity to increase knowledge and skills in the areas of specific materials design and testing for clinical application. Students will have the opportunity to take 90 taught credits with training in state of the art biomaterials design (ceramics, polymers, composites, hydrogels etc with information relating to biological assessment of these materials (e.g. stem cell response, ISO / FDA regulations). Students also have the opportunity to gain 90 credits through a specific research project where they will gain analytical skills and data processing skills relevant to biomaterials design / use.
The full MSc programme is made up of seven taught course units and a four month research project. The taught units are:
Semester 1 (Sept - Dec):
Semester 2 (Jan - March):
Summer (March - Sept):
The programme aims to further your knowlege base in biomaterial structure, manufacture and use, and to develop your critical analysis of biomaterial development and methods of application.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: [email protected]
The medical device industry is estimated to be increasing at a rate of ~15% per year (Grammenou, 2006). As such it is important to provide scientists that are equipped with the knowledge and skills for the workplace to advance this important clinical need.
The majority of graduates of this programme go on to fill key posts as biomaterials scientists, managers and consultants in academia, industry and research and development. Some advance to PhD programmes within The University of Manchester or external institutes.
Accredited by the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining (IOM 3 ) as meeting the Further Learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.