What will I learn?


In this course you will develop strategic and creative thinking, communication and design research skills, that you will use to create innovative brand design. You will have the opportunity to work on briefs and brand narratives, which could be set by leading companies, and be mentored by industry professionals.

Besides working individually, you will be versatile in team collaboration, which is highly valued in the creative marketplace. You will have a design, arts or visual communication background, and will be looking to develop a wider range of skills, build a research profile and enhance your capabilities as a brand design practitioner.

This course gives you the opportunity to graduate as an independent brand thinker, designer and researcher, prone to challenging the status quo and ready to help brands make a positive impact on the sustainability of life and the planet.

Study & career progression

Careers the course could lead to include communication design, brand interaction and experience, service design, product innovation, art direction, design direction, data visualization, design research, advertising, creative management. You may also choose to study for a PhD specialising in an area of communications or design. Previous and current doctoral research areas include design, creative management, film, advertising, and photography.

Which department am I in?

University of West London

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£8,833.00 (US$ 11,685) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of West London

St Mary's Road,


W5 5RF, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.6/4. Degree equivalent to UK Honours bachelor’s degree (2.2 minimum) will also be considered. Students need to have an IELTS 6.5 or above.

For international students

You should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent. You must also have a portfolio of work. We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually. You need to meet our English language requirement - 6.5 IELTS or above a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of West London

Each year UWL offers up to 100 International Ambassador Scholarships – worth up to £5,000 - to students in their first year of UG or PG study.

  • A top 50 University in the Guardian University Guide 2019
  • Ranked as the top modern university in London.*
  • Times Higher Education'18 nominee for ‘University of the year'
  • The top modern university in London for Student Satisfaction**

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