COURSE AIMS The main aim of this unique international, multi-disciplinary course is to develop design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change. It combines taught modules and industrial experience through design audits and industry placements. The course is developed to create closer links between design and industry and to widen the horizons of design management students, enabling them to make informed reference to the world beyond design to users, the market, new technology, economics, politics, law and the global environment.
COURSE DETAILS The programme comprises core modules of theoretical and analytical subjects in areas such as innovation, creativity, teamworking and leadership. The special features include analytical design exercises, multimedia educational material, research methods, case study, design audits, and international placements.
I was pursuing my undergraduate degree in Visual Communication Design in Pakistan when I got accepted on a Design program in London. During my undergraduate studies I visited Brunel University and attended the master student’s final year Design presentations. I was very impressed by the standard and quality of the work. After graduation I had options of either staying in London or going back to Pakistan. London had sort of started to grow on me, and I wanted to spend another year there. I got a few job offers, worked on a couple of projects, but wasn’t satisfied. I had worked on a couple of branding projects, but I wanted to analyze brands further and see their relationship with design. I decided to go back to the drawing board and apply for a postgraduate degree. I wanted to undertake a degree that would help polish my branding skills and provide me with a thorough understanding of the international Design market. I emailed faculty members at Brunel to get more information about the Design & Branding course and was overwhelmed with the response. The course was an exact match to my expectations.
The MA Design & Branding Strategy program at Brunel provided the challenge of independent exploration and stimulation with the help of professionals. I felt the course would help me strengthen my Design skills. The university itself would also be a positive contribution to my multi-cultural experiences as it was home to over 1500 international students.
The facilities at Brunel were simply superb, the availability of a 24hr postgraduate study center, access to computer labs, design studios and a huge library helped lure me towards Brunel more. The university’s campus was a huge determinant in my choice. Usually universities have small campuses or campuses split all over, but in Brunel everything was available in one place. It was a rich learning environment that helped me progress as an individual. Brunel transformed me from a student to a professional. It has been an experience of a life time both academically and socially. It was very encouraging to have a personal tutor who invested so much time and attention in helping me perfect my skills and my research.
PG Academic Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships The scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel starting from September 2014 and focuses on two key audiences, namely high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study at Brunel. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer this scholarship as a discount of 15% off the tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.Additionally Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG tuition fees for Brunel alumni and Brunel students who take up postgraduate education could receive the '15% graduate discount'.These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.There are exclusions to this offer. Please read the terms and conditions carefully to determine whether you are eligible.
Value of Scholarship(s)
discount 15% of tuition fees
A first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in design or a closely related creative discipline and/or industrial/management/consultancy experience. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) TOEFL Paper test: 580 (TWE 4.5) TOEFL Internet test: 92 (R20, L20, S20, W20) 59 (51 in all subscores)
Recipient: Brunel University London
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