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Design BA (Hons)
Design BA (Hons)

Design BA (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440172
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry to Year 1

    • SQA Higher: BBC to include Art & Design (or a related subject) and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

    • GCE A Level: BC to include Art & Design and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English e.g. History).

    • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H3H3 to include Art  and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

    • IB Diploma: 24 to include Higher Level Visual Arts and English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

  • All applicants with the appropriate qualifications (or due to sit appropriate qualifications) will be invited to attend a portfolio review/interview and participate in a selection process.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

We understand that it may be difficult to pinpoint right now the exact direction you wish to follow in your studies and subsequent career. That is why we have introduced a new entry route, BA (Hons) Design. The course will allow you to study the design practice in Year 1 before choosing your course when entering Year 2.

You will engage in a series of multidisciplinary experiences that will give you a greater understanding of the critical, creative and professional skills that you will need to flourish.

Throughout Year 1, you will be provided with tutorial guidance to help you identify where your strengths, weaknesses and motivations lie. This will support you in making the most appropriate choice for your intended area of study for the rest of your time at university.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The breadth of experience and choice of specialisms offered by this course ensures you have a number of employment opportunities in various roles.


Your career choice will depend on the path you choose from Year Two of the course.

Previous  BA Design graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Graphic design

  • Illustration

  • Photography 

  • Knitwear designer 

  • Accessories designer

  • Jewellery designer

  • Web design

  • Marketing

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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