University of Gloucestershire
Graphic Design BA (Hons)
University of Gloucestershire

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Graphic Design BA (Hons) at University of Gloucestershire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Design Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
60 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Design Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Design Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23500 £18500 £21000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £25000 £13000 - £24000 £17000 - £26500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Design Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22025 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £19981 - £25071 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Course Description

Why Graphic Design?

Our Graphic Design degree builds your understanding of creative entrepreneurship, as you prepare for a successful career. Equipping you with both traditional and contemporary skills, you’ll cover design areas such as branding, print, packaging, moving image, photography and typography. With opportunities to gain experience through placements and live briefs with organisations such as ASOS, Channel 5, Bulletproof and Taxi Design, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to showcase work and make key contacts with agencies at our ‘speed meets’.

You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers who have worked for 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network and Universal Pictures. You can also learn from high-profile guest speakers, with past visitors including designers Ken Garland and Mary Lewis, as well as comedian and cartoonist Phill Jupitus. You’ll even have the chance to gain recognition for your work, with previous students winning international awards such as YCN Professional Awards, D&AD New Blood Student Awards, the Starpack Student Packaging Awards and a Penguin Design Award. Our new Design Centre, complete with dedicated graphic design studios, offers a special collaborative, creative environment where talent can develop and thrive. You’ll also benefit from use of state-of-the-art technology such as Apple Mac systems, Adobe CC software and more traditional equipment such as silkscreen printers.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from our three UoG promises:

1. UoG Career Promise – if you are not in a job 6 months after graduating, we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support post-graduation should you need it, followed by the offer of a paid internship and lifetime career coaching (eligibility conditions apply). 2. UoG Accommodation Promise – we guarantee all first-year students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at. 3. UoG Connections Promise – whilst at UoG, you’ll find the connections to reach your goals. With over 4,000 placements and more than 60 clubs and societies to join, you’ll make connections for life. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres.

After the course

Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 96% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers.

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Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Graphic Design BA (Hons) at University of Gloucestershire

45% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
20% Teaching Professionals
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • All Degrees

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Graphic Design, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Graphic Design BA (Hons)

EU £15000 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £15000 year 1
EU £15450 year 1
International £15450 year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at:

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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Gloucestershire in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucester is a university with three campuses, located in Gloucester, England. Two of the campuses are based in Cheltenham, and the other one in Gloucester itself. The Park and Francis Close Hall belong to Cheltenham, while Oxstalls is the name of the Gloucester campus. Each location is used for distinct functions that the university carries out.

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Student composition of University of Gloucestershire

undergraduates:
5805
postgraduates:
1095
Total:
6900
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Where is this programme taught

Park Campus - Cheltenham
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