International Incorporated Master’s:Design

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“Top 20 UK University for Design ”

Guardian University Guide 2020

Design has a transformative effect on the world around us. This impact cuts across culture, business, the environment, and the economy. The course will give you an understanding of this impact and how you can shape it.

Dundee is a creative and cultural city. It was awarded UNESCO City of Design status in 2015, an honour that has had significant impact on the design community in the city already, with many events and opportunities being initiated as a result. The prestigious title has seen Dundee join other UNESCO Cities of Design such as Montreal, Buenos Aires and Beijing, and has become the first and only UK city to receive the award.

For Entry:

  • One Term: June | September*

*September ICD intake is only available when a student chooses a UoD continuation degree that has a start date in January


  • One Term + Master's: 3 months + 1 year


Our courses are normally delivered face-to-face on-campus however due to the current global crisis, some of our courses are available to start online. Allowing you to start your academic journey to a postgraduate qualification as planned.

*View information on our flexible study options for IIM course* (link to IIM overview)

Course Structure

The IIM Design is available over one-term. It’s a fast track route to your postgraduate degree in Design at the world-class Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee University.

Modules you will study:

Design Continuation Degrees


  • Product Design
  • Design for Business
  • Spatial Planning and Sustainable Urban Design**

**UoD course has a start date in both September and January

Product Design

Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in a creative or technical discipline or relevant professional experience. We also ask all applicants to submit a digital portfolio for assessment.

Design for Business

Applicants do not have to possess a first degree in Design but should be able to demonstrate an understanding of Design principles. We ask all applicants to submit a short piece of writing with the title: How can design improve a business or a product? (250 words)

Spatial Planning and Sustainable Urban Design

A degree in Architecture, Economics, Geography, Engineering, or a related subject.  Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant IIM, outlining any relevant work experience.

Entry Requirements

One Term: Bachelor Degree Ordinary

English Language Requirements

One Term: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 or equivalent

One Term: +6 week PSE: IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 except writing which must be 5.5 or equivalent

Learn more about how to apply

To apply to International College Dundee (ICD), you will need to complete the online application form.

How to apply