36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Creativity, collaboration, tech and big ideas. If you think you want to work in advertising or branding, but you love graphic design, this Graphic Design Advertising and Branding (Hons) programme at University of Hertfordshire could be the course for you. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why choose this course?

  • Work on industry briefs set by high profile brands like Mini and Prada
  • Be inspired by our partnerships with creative agencies
  • Our students have a phenomenal record in winning prestigious awards

Design is the (not-so) secret weapon behind every innovative brand, beautiful magazine, eye-popping piece of print and jaw-dropping digital interface. Learn its secrets and carve out an influential career working with the biggest firms or apply your talents to make a positive impact on the world around you. This pathway lets you focus on the specialist skills you’ll need to work in the industry, learn the latest software and make lifelong friendships with like-minded creatives. 

The teaching team have worked at the top end of the design, advertising and branding industry and now want to pass on their knowledge, expertise and connections to the next generation of creatives. In recent years, our students have worked on live briefs with the likes of Lacoste, Sky, Mini and collaborated with students from Yale University is the US on a brief set by Prada. We’ve also partnered with some of the world’s leading creative agencies including Droga5 and DesignStudio (the designers of the Premier League, Airbnb and Deliveroo branding). 

It’s a powerful mix of freedom, inspiration and support that prepares you for an incredible career. In fact, it’s earned our students over 100 major awards in recent years, including at least one D&AD pencil every year since 2011. So, join our community and turn your creativity into a career you love. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be next.  

What's next for my career?

Recent graduates of the Graphic Design Advertising and Branding (Hons) programme at University of Hertfordshire are working in some of the most highly-regarded advertising agencies and with many of the world’s leading brands. The staff team’s network of contacts help secure placements for our students, and we prioritise maintaining an extensive alumni network, with regular reunions where current students can meet and learn from those now in industry. This course would prepare you to work as an art director, advertising creative, brand designer, brand strategist, copywriter or help you set up your own business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Communication
  • Visual Thinking: Histories, Theories and Context
  • Graphic Design Essentials
  • Contextualising Contemporary Practice
  • Graphic Designs Essentials
  • Graphic Design Professional Development
  • Fundamentals of Advertising and Branding

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

  • UCAS points 104-112
  • A Level BCC-BBC
  • Access course: Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at merit.
  • Portfolio: Presentation of an acceptable portfolio of artwork.
  • IB requirement: 104-112 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above, to include Visual Arts at SL or HL (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 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 Hatfield

660 - 1140 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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