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Full time September MA, PGDip, PGCert 1 year full-time
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MA, PGCert, PGDip in Human-Centred Design at ARU. This programme pushes the boundaries of design thinking by addressing human and planetary challenges through interconnected, holistic approaches. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to create impactful design interventions that contribute positively to society, health, and the planet. The curriculum focuses on developing theoretical, practical, and leadership skills essential for engaging with everyday physical and digital life, climate, nature, and business. Collaborate with peers from diverse backgrounds on industry-led projects and public events, fostering a creative and supportive environment. Benefit from experienced staff with industry expertise and explore a range of design areas through modules like Design Ethics, Grand Challenge Design Practices, and Critical and Contextual Studies. Access industry-standard equipment and cutting-edge technologies in the Futures Lab to enhance your learning experience. Join this programme with a good honours degree or relevant professional experience, and unlock a world of opportunities in roles such as UX/UI Designer, Innovation Designer, and Human-Systems Designer. Apply now to shape the future of design!

About the course

Push your design thinking and design practice beyond existing boundaries, towards interconnected, holistic, and systemic approaches addressing human and planetary challenges, and make a positive contribution to society, health, and planet through ethical and systemic design interventions.

In a world with so many changes in so short a time, future design professionals have never played such a central role in responding to ethical, political, social, and ecological concerns - through systems-shifting design approaches to everyday physical and digital life that are agile, digital, context-specific, and connected, and also address the complex issues of security, safety, and trust.

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


£10,600 UK students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)
£18,600 International students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)

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Where is Anglia Ruskin University ARU


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