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Digital Design and Strategic Communication (MDes/PgCert/PgDip)

Course Description

It is estimated that 90% of the entire world’s data was created within the last two years. One of the cornerstones of this phenomenon will be the capture, analysis and dissemination of the vast amounts of data that will flow through the system.

Visit the website http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/Digital-Design-and-Strategic-Communication

Group project

Group projects run from February to April and provide teams of students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy type project, usually with an industrial sponsor.

Individual Project

The final individual thesis project takes up the remainder of the course to September. It allows students to demonstrate their ability to think and work in an original way and overcome genuine problems in design, supported by external organisations.


• User Experience Design and Communication
• Consumer Trends for Digital Design
• Managing Innovation and New Product Development
• Creative Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
• Design & Brand Management
• Whole System Design
• Managing and Visualising Data
• Programme and Project Management


Taught modules: 40%
Group projects: 20%
Individual project: 40%

Career opportunities

Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental and business consultancies, public sector organisations, such as environmental protection agencies, and the manufacturing and service industries in the private sector.

We have been providing Masters level training for over 20 years. Our strong reputation and links with potential employers provide you with outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers.

Cranfield's applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. Our careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.

Visit the Digital Design and Strategic Communication (MDes/PgCert/PgDip) page on the Cranfield University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a First or Second class UK Honours degree or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

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