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Postgraduate Pathway in Design

Why study this pathway programme?
  • Degrees are based in Birmingham School of Architecture and Design – home to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops.
  • 9 in 10 graduates from the School of Architecture and Design are employed or in further study (DLHE Survey 2016/17).
  • The University offers opportunities to engage with real clients and work on ‘live’ projects, giving you an authentic taste of working life in the industry.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Pre-Master's Master's Degree

£12,300 (two-semester)
£17,500 (three-semester)

£12,300

Locations

Duration

Stage 1: Two or three semesters (depending on academic background)

Intakes

Stage 1:September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: Pre-Masters

Portfolio Requirements

Modules

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  • Creative Practice*

  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

  • Final Project

*three semesters only

Stage 2: Master's Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways:

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  • MA Design and Visualisation

  • MA Product and Furniture Design

Important:

All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.

Special entry requirements

  • Students entering the two-semester Pre-Master’s must produce a portfolio.
  • Students without an academic qualification in Art and Design must submit a portfolio.