Master of Design

University of Auckland

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

MDes graduates will be proficient in a range of contemporary design methodologies and technologies, and be able to apply advanced design skills and practices to create new products, services and systems on behalf of industry, society and the economy. They will be creative, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial practitioners able to pursue personal professional goals including progressing to doctoral studies.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA); or a Bachelors degree and the Postgraduate Certificate in Design with a minimum GPA; Or have attained extensive relevant practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent and performed at an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude, portfolio and/or interviews prescribed by Senate or its representative.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,037 $15,055
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,199 $19,798
Total $23,236 $34,854

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $62,000
Earnings range $47,000 - $76,000
In employment 78%
In further study 10%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 61 62 63
Phone: (09) 373 7999
Fax: (0800) 616 264

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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