36 months
16500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you are passionately creative, visually aware and dedicated to producing excellent Graphic Design, with or without Adobe and Macintosh, you should consider joining the award-winning Graphic Design (Hons) course from Northumbria University. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


With a clear focus on Graphic Design we will provide you with the opportunity to generalise, or specialise, in all aspects of our subject to a level that suits your needs. You will be fully prepared for a career in one of the many creative industries that will value you and your skillset upon graduation.  

You’ll be taught by an established teaching team with many years’ experience in all aspects of Graphic Design and education. You’ll have access to robust industry and alumni links, guest lectures, the opportunity to work on live briefs from leading consultancies, the brightest and best student competitions, plus national and international field trips. We will enable you to graduate as a confident Graphic Designer with a creative portfolio that showcases your creativity and skills, empowering you to make a real impact on your chosen career. 

Northumbria University is ranked 10th in Design & Crafts in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

Career Edge

  • This Graphic Design (Hons) course from Northumbria University is specifically designed to make you as employable as possible. We have strong links with industry not only in the UK but throughout Europe and internationally. Not only is there the opportunity for you to study abroad or undertake a summer placement, you also have the chance to go on field trips to London, Amsterdam and Barcelona to experience the culture of some of Europe’s top design studios.
  •  Working on live project briefs from global brands and organisations such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Changing Lives gives you excellent practical experience and a vital head start with your portfolio.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural History for Graphic Designers 
  • BOOTCAMP: Think like a Graphic Designer
  • BOOTCAMP: Work like a Graphic Designer
  • THE TOOLKIT: Being Prepared 
  • Academic Language Skills for Design 
  • Cultural Theory for Graphic Designers 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points 

  • From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate.
  • A Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design, or Art Design and Media is also accepted in combination with other qualifications
Subject Requirements:
  • There are no specific subject requirements for this course
GCSE Requirements:
  • Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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