Graphic Design Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Worcester 78% 0% 15% £9250 £13100 104 Worcester On campus Full-time
Teesside University 78% 3% 10% £9250 £13000 108 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Teesside University 78% 3% 10% £9250 £13000 108 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Wales 78% 3% 10% £7800 £15000 108 Cardiff On campus Part-time
University of Reading 78% 3% 10% £7735 £16450 108 Reading On campus Full-time
Leeds Arts University 78% 3% 10% £9250 £15700 108 Leeds On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 78% 3% 10% £1035 £1805 108 London On campus Part-time
Ulster University 88% 0% 4% £9250 £15360 140 Coleraine On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 90% 10% 0% £9250 £16425 169 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 63% 5% 0% £9250 £19500 172 Dundee On campus Full-time
Teesside University 85% 3% 20% £9250 £13000 112 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 61% 5% 5% £9250 £11000 204 Liverpool On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 58% 5% 15% £9250 £14750 126 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 78% 0% 15% £9250 £13100 104 Worcester On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 61% 5% 5% £9250 £16100 204 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 87% 5% 0% £9250 £14598 97 Ipswich On campus Full-time
University of West London 74% 0% 20% £9250 £13250 82 Ealing On campus Full-time
Teesside University 85% 3% 20% £9250 £13000 112 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 69% 15% 5% £9250 £13000 118 Sunderland On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 87% 0% 5% £9250 £15900 128 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Leeds Beckett University 73% 3% 7% £9250 £10500 106 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 70% 5% 10% £9250 £14700 127 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 92% 5% 0% £9250 £14250 129 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 83% 0% 15% £9250 £13100 103 Worcester On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 42% 5% 5% £9250 £11400 141 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 68% 0% 8% £9250 £15000 153 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 27% 5% 5% £9250 £13200 86 Luton On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 60% 0% 10% £9250 £14750 131 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 47% 3% 5% £9250 £15000 142 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 69% 15% 5% £9250 £13000 118 Sunderland On campus Full-time
University of Derby 76% 0% 10% £9250 £14045 116 Derby On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 91% 0% 5% £9250 £14500 101 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Norwich University of the Arts 78% 0% 9% £9250 £15900 127 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Hull 78% 0% 9% £9250 £14800 127 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Westminster 69% 0% 6% £9250 £14400 146 London On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 78% 0% 0% £9250 £13100 108 Worcester On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 92% 5% 0% £9250 £14250 129 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 90% 5% 2% £9250 £20750 174 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of West London 74% 10% 20% £9250 £13250 82 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 63% 0% 10% £9250 £10500 115 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 92% 5% 0% £9250 £14250 129 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Norwich University of the Arts 78% 0% 9% £9250 £15900 127 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Derby 76% 0% 10% £9250 £14045 116 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 63% 0% 10% £6000 £7500 115 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Arts University Bournemouth 69% 5% 5% £9250 £16950 155 Poole On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 79% 0% 7% £9250 £14415 118 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 71% 0% 1% £9250 £13800 102 Southampton On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 82% 0% 5% £7570 £9270 123 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 92% 5% 7% £9250 £13100 108 Worcester On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 91% 0% 5% £9250 £14500 101 Canterbury On campus Full-time
York St John University 60% 10% 5% £9250 £12750 132 York On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 87% 5% 20% £9250 £14598 97 Ipswich On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 82% 0% 5% £1155 £1825 123 Oxford On campus Part-time
University of Westminster 69% 0% 6% £9250 £14400 146 London On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 81% 0% 10% £9250 £14000 142 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Ravensbourne University London 63% 7% 0% £9250 £16500 101 London On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 70% 5% 10% £9250 £14700 127 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 63% 0% 10% £9250 £13250 115 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 79% 0% 7% £9250 £14415 118 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Wales 76% 0% 5% £7800 £15000 134 Cardiff On campus Part-time
University of Reading 76% 0% 5% £9250 £18650 134 Reading On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 76% 0% 5% £7500 £12300 134 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Cardiff and Vale College 76% 0% 5% £7500 £13000 134 Rumney On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 88% 0% 11% £9000 £13000 133 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Norwich University of the Arts 92% 0% 15% £9250 £15900 126 Norwich On campus Full-time
Norwich University of the Arts 92% 0% 15% £9250 £15900 126 Norwich On campus Full-time
Plymouth College of Art 45% 8% 15% £9250 £15500 138 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Reading 95% 0% 10% £9250 £19500 142 Reading On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 70% 2% 10% £9250 £13200 124 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Salford - - - - - - Salford On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Manchester On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Loughborough On campus Part-time
University of Central Lancashire 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Coventry University 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Brighton On campus Full-time
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Cambridge On campus Full-time
South Thames College 78% 3% 10% £5100 - 108 London On campus Full-time
Nottingham College 78% 3% 10% £8250 - 108 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Kent 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Canterbury On campus Full-time
South Tyneside College 78% 3% 10% - - 108 South Shields On campus Full-time
New College Swindon 78% 3% 10% - - 108 Swindon On campus Full-time
University Centre at Salford City College 69% - 5% £7500 - 68 Salford On campus Full-time
Canterbury College - - 30% £6000 - - Canterbury On campus Full-time
WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - 30% £7975 £8950 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
Bedford College - - 30% £2948 - - Bedford On campus Part-time
Gloucestershire College - - 10% £5700 £9000 - Gloucester On campus Full-time
New City College - - 10% £7000 - - London On campus Full-time
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College 58% 15% 25% £5950 - - Nuneaton On campus Full-time
Southport College - - 15% £6165 - - Southport On campus Full-time
Birmingham Metropolitan College - 0% 35% - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
West Herts College 75% 0% 5% £6165 £6165 - Watford On campus Full-time
South Thames College 75% 0% 5% £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
Bedford College 75% 0% 5% £2948 - - Bedford On campus Part-time
Morley College 75% 0% 5% £6165 - - London On campus Full-time
Bedford College 75% 0% 5% £2948 - - Bedford On campus Part-time
Nottingham College 75% 0% 5% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
South Thames College 75% 0% 5% £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
Nottingham College 75% 0% 5% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
The Bournemouth and Poole College 75% 0% 5% £6750 - - Poole On campus Full-time
Trafford College - 10% 5% £6995 - - Altrincham On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 87% - 0% £7950 - 123 Bath On campus Full-time
Rotherham College - - 10% £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
City of Bristol College 79% - 10% £6000 - - Bristol On campus Full-time
Leicester College 87% - 15% £6165 £10700 - Leicester On campus Full-time
New College Durham 76% 5% 15% £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
Wigan and Leigh College 76% 5% 15% £7500 - - Wigan On campus Full-time
Hugh Baird College 53% - 10% £6250 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 53% - 10% - - - Hatfield On campus Full-time
The Sheffield College 80% 10% 15% £7500 - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Exeter College 81% - 15% £7495 - - Exeter On campus Full-time
Leeds City College 67% - 10% £7950 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Hull College 56% - 30% £7500 - - Hull On campus Full-time
Hull College 90% 10% 0% £7500 - 169 Hull On campus Full-time
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education 86% 5% 25% £8000 - - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
University of East London 53% - 16% £9250 £13080 87 London On campus Full-time
Leeds City College - - 15% £7950 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Falmouth University 78% 2% 7% - - 131 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 81% 5% 6% - - 152 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The Northern School of Art 73% - 5% £9250 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of the Arts London 55% 5% 2% £9250 - 151 London On campus Full-time
Hugh Baird College 55% 5% 2% £8500 - 151 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Kent 75% 5% 5% - - 136 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of the Arts London 73% 5% 0% £9250 - 169 London On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 72% 0% 0% - - 158 Canterbury On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 62% - 0% £9250 £30400 184 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 86% 4% 4% - - 172 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Kingston University 65% 4% 6% £9250 - 174 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 73% 5% 5% £9250 - 126 Cambridge On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 100% 5% 15% £9250 - 128 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 88% 0% 10% £9000 - 122 Wrexham On campus Full-time
The Manchester College 88% 0% 10% - - 122 Manchester On campus Full-time
Rotherham College 87% 0% 10% £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 81% 5% 11% £9250 - 98 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 94% 0% 5% - - 121 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 71% - 5% £8390 - - Brighton On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 68% 0% 5% - - 164 Bristol On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 65% - 1% £9250 £14000 110 London On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 83% - 15% £9250 £46600 120 Bolton On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 76% - 19% £9250 £17110 107 London On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 83% 0% 9% - - 113 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 70% 0% 7% - - 174 Manchester On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 79% 5% 8% £9250 - 125 Cambridge On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 79% 5% 8% - - 125 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of East London 53% - 16% £9250 £13080 87 London On campus Full-time
University of Chester 86% 0% 5% £9250 - 126 Chester On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 56% 5% 0% - - 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 64% - 5% £2310 £4277 114 London On campus Part-time
Staffordshire University 81% 0% 10% £6350 - 142 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 75% 5% 13% - - 107 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 42% 5% 5% - - 141 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 72% 0% 0% - - 158 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Blackburn College 70% 5% 25% £4900 - - Blackburn On campus Full-time
Falmouth University 78% 2% 7% - - 131 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre 82% - 15% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
University of Chester 69% 0% 10% £9250 - 128 Chester On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 72% 0% 0% - - 158 Canterbury On campus Full-time
East Sussex College 69% - 10% £7995 £9000 - Eastbourne On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 64% - 5% £2310 £4277 114 London On campus Part-time
St Helens College - - 10% £8250 - - Saint Helens On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 70% 0% 7% - - 174 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Bolton - - - - - - Bolton On campus Part-time
University of the Arts London 59% - 5% £9250 - 139 London On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 100% 5% 15% £9250 - 128 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 74% 10% 14% - - 114 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 76% 0% 10% £7950 - 116 Bath On campus Full-time
University of East London 53% - 16% £9250 £13080 87 London On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 94% 0% 5% - - 121 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 68% 0% 5% - - 164 Bristol On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 88% 0% 10% £9000 - 122 Wrexham On campus Full-time
University of Chester 76% 0% 5% £9250 - 134 Chester On campus Full-time
Oldham College - - 15% £7500 - - Oldham On campus Full-time
University Centre Peterborough - - - £8000 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre 82% - 15% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
University of Salford 64% 10% 10% - - 129 Salford On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 73% 5% 5% £9250 - 126 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Farnborough College of Technology 80% 0% 20% £8000 £9250 - Farnborough On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 72% 0% 0% - - 158 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 65% - 1% £9250 £14000 110 London On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 48% - 5% £8750 - - Blackpool On campus Full-time
The Sheffield College 63% 0% 10% £7500 - 115 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Blackburn College 70% 5% 25% £8250 - - Blackburn On campus Full-time
Bridgwater and Taunton College 70% 5% 25% - - - Bridgwater On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 64% - 5% £2310 £4277 114 London On campus Part-time
University of Chester 76% 0% 5% £9250 - 134 Chester On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 76% 0% 5% - - 134 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Newcastle College 83% - 25% £9000 - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
Bridgwater and Taunton College 83% - 25% - - - Bridgwater On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 61% 5% 10% £9250 - 127 Bath On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 61% 5% 10% £9250 - 127 Bath On campus Full-time
West Suffolk College - - - £8500 - - Bury St Edmunds On campus Part-time
Bedford College - - - £8000 - - Bedford On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 70% 2% 10% £9250 - 124 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Newcastle College 70% 2% 10% £9000 - 124 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 70% 2% 10% £9250 - 124 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 61% 5% 10% £9250 - 127 Bath On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 88% 0% 10% £9250 - 122 Northampton On campus Full-time
Bridgwater and Taunton College 70% 2% 10% - - 124 Bridgwater On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
75 /100
55699 students of Graphic Design in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Graphic Design

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20069 £19085 £22483
25-75 percentile range £18040 - £23109 £14127 - £23631 £16588 - £28471

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19868 £19940 £23703
25-75 percentile range £17609 - £22606 £15062 - £24399 £17630 - £29513

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Graphic Design

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Graphic Design who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Graphic Design

  • Advertising Firms
  • Branding Specialists
  • Design Consultancies and Studios
  • PR Agencies
  • Publishing Companies

Specialisations within Graphic Design

  • Visual Identity Graphic Design
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • User Interface
  • Publication Graphic Design
  • Packaging Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Art and Illustration

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Graphic Design who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Graphic Design (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin University

30% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
20% Sales occupations
20% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Elementary occupations
5% Design occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Graphic Design

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Graphic Design studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) - BDes (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Master of Research - MA (Res)
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Foundation Degree - FD

The median salary of graduates of Graphic Design was £20069 15 months after graduation, £19085 3 years after graduation and £22483 5 years after graduation.

Graphic Design with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 8 respondents.