Master of Arts in Design

Reg. No. 253010
Master of Arts in Design (Reg. No.: 253010) , The MA in Design aims at those who wants to take a step towards becoming a sought-after graphic designer and gain the benefits of an education from the University of Sunderland without having to move.
MA Design allows you to pursue your passion for particular areas of design at an advanced level and with professional support. Take a step towards becoming a sought-after graphic designer and gain the benefits of an education from the University of Sunderland without having to move.

Programme Contents

A University of Sunderland Art and Design master's degree is an opportunity to develop your skills and push the boundaries of your creativity, while also establishing the foundations of a rewarding career.

Research is an extremely important part of the Sunderland School of Art and Design and it forms the content of this course. We use a variety of teaching and learning methods that include lectures, seminars, critiques, workshops and practical demonstrations supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.


Programme Features

  • Sunderland has several specialized research groups such as in new media, photography, fine art, and design
  • Elements of research in Art and Design in Sunderland was judged to be 'world-leading' by the latest Research Excellence Framework. 
  • Industry Connection: Lectures are mainly conducted by representatives of different areas in the industry. Students could learn more about the trends in the industry. Design students will have access to industry-standard resources at HKCT and HK Productivity Council to use the fabrication resources
  • Professional Equipment: Lectures are mainly held at Mac Studio, students have an excellent study experience with the latest software
  • No Written Assessment: Students are assessed by professional practice and assignments
  • No Group Project Assignments: Individual assignments are designed, students can control their assignment progress flexibly.
  • One-on-One Teaching: Dissertation is conducted in one-on-one teaching, increasing the interaction between students and supervisors
Programme Details
Mode of Study

Part Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

Every October

Entry Year

Year 1


2 Years

Entry Requirements

General Requirements

  • Applicant and/or graduate from Sunderland partner are required to hold a degree (2:1 or above preferable) in a design-related discipline
  • Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Operator and the Course Director of the home institution


  • Satisfactory portfolio
  • Pass in English admission interview

English Requirement

  • IELTS 6.0 or above with no component lower than 5.5; or
  • TESOL score 550 or above; or
  • A pass in the University’s English Language Proficiency Test; or
  • Applicant from a programme that has been taught and assessed in English or Sunderland partner can have an English waiver on this basis; or
  • Other qualifications, which the University will consider on a case-by-case basis


Mature applicants can apply without the necessary qualification or appropriate degree.
Applicant must demonstrate suitable industry experience and appropriate portfolio of work.
Their application will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Total $93,780 (in 6 installments)

Administration Fee: $1,680


Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme

HKCT Alumni Fee Reduction*

  • Applicants who have graduated from the Centre of International Education of HKCT (CIE) and have successfully completed a one-year or longer programme within the past 3 academic years, and who have successfully enrolled in this programme are eligible for this benefit.
  • 4% of the total tuition fee reduction for this programme will be deducted from the final instalment of the tuition payment.

HKCT Early Bird Discount*

  • Applicants who have completed the application procedure for September intake on or before 31 July 2024 are eligible to benefit from HK$2,000 tuition fee reduction that will be deducted from the final instalment of the tuition payment. 

*Remark: Applicants are eligible for either one of HKCT Alumni Fee Reduction or Early Bird Discount. In the event of any dispute, the decision of HKCT shall be final.

Tel: (852) 2276 8514 / (852) 2926 1222

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
This programme is operated by Hong Kong College of Technology International Limited.
This programme is awarded by University of Sunderland, UK.
Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.