Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Elevate your design prowess and cultivate specialized skills to tackle future challenges, driving positive change in the evolving landscape of design. Our Master of Design program is a transformative journey that goes beyond conventional problem-solving, empowering you to navigate complex situations where innovative solutions are imperative. Join us to redefine the role of designers and contribute to shaping a sustainable and impactful future.


Challenge the conventional understanding of design in our Master of Design program. While solving problems in organizations and societies is a fundamental aspect of design, the program recognizes the increasing complexity of situations where simple solutions are inadequate. We empower designers to identify, frame, and address problems within intricate environments, often involving multiple stakeholders. Join us in fostering a design mindset that embraces adaptability, innovation, and collaboration.

Admission Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 and the writing test score 6.0
  • C2 Proficiency – Cambridge English Qualifications with pass grade A, B or C.
  • C1 Advanced – Cambridge English Qualifications with pass grade A, B or C.
  • TOEFL iBT  90 and the writing test score 20
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university (or similar institution).

In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge with advanced specialist training in your chosen field, and is completed by courses only. You can also do a capstone project, which allows you to investigate a specific issue that would benefit from a design-based approach. Choose a topic which interests you, explore theoretically and conceptually, iterate and deliver a solution.

  • Domestic studentsNZ$10,275.60
  • International studentsNZ$50,810

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the program can anticipate dynamic career outcomes, including roles as Design Strategists, UX Designers, Sustainability Consultants, Innovation Managers, and Creative Directors. The program not only equips graduates with immediate career prospects but positions them as influential contributors to the evolving field of design.

Visa Requirements:

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