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Hello everyone! This is Guru from India. I really hope you're doing good.

I've an offer to study MA Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth. Long story short - I'm an engineering graduate and I'm certain about the field of study that I'm going to pursue. Besides this university, I've also applied for Coventry, Manchester Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam. I have to utilise my decision in a proper way. I just wanted to know how the life would be there, in general, If I accept the offer, like whether it is worth studying there or not, life post graduation etc. Since I'm opting for an art course, if you also know anything about MA Graphic Design at Uni of Portsmouth, kindly share it with me. The word of mouth from you all would be a huge help even though it is up to me to take a decision

Also, in case, if I get an offer from the above mentioned universities, let me know which one should I prioritise.

Thank you for your time,
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Guru.
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Yes, it's a good course. Portsmouth is a decent student city and the Uni has good facilities.

In terms of where to choose, all the courses you mention could be a good option. The deciding factors should be the content of each module (does it suit your interests?), the type of work that the students create (do you like it?) as well as the location (although all the places you mention are big cities with large student populations).

The vast majority of students on MA Graphic Design courses in the UK will be international students and they can get a bit of a shock because there's often a big difference from undergrad teaching in their home country. Much more independence is expected. Your English skills appear to be excellent, which will be a great help

So you should ask questions of the course leaders: how much contact time is there per week? Do you get your own studio space. What will you be actually taught (relevant if you need help with software skills etc)? And then difficult questions like 'why should i choose you?' or 'what makes your course different'?
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Hello everyone! This is Guru from India. I really hope you're doing good.

I've an offer to study MA Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth. Long story short - I'm an engineering graduate and I'm certain about the field of study that I'm going to pursue. Besides this university, I've also applied for Coventry, Manchester Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam. I have to utilise my decision in a proper way. I just wanted to know how the life would be there, in general, If I accept the offer, like whether it is worth studying there or not, life post graduation etc. Since I'm opting for an art course, if you also know anything about MA Graphic Design at Uni of Portsmouth, kindly share it with me. The word of mouth from you all would be a huge help even though it is up to me to take a decision

Also, in case, if I get an offer from the above mentioned universities, let me know which one should I prioritise.

Thank you for your time,
Regards,
Guru.
Hi! guruprasad_1997

It's great that you're considering studying at the University of Portsmouth!

I'm a student myself but don't study this course or know anyone who does. It would be best to contact [email protected] or [email protected] and ask to speak to a course rep for this course. They will be able to answer specific questions about the course and give you a detailed overview.

I hope this helps!
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Hi! guruprasad_1997

It's great that you're considering studying at the University of Portsmouth!

I'm a student myself but don't study this course or know anyone who does. It would be best to contact [email protected] or [email protected] and ask to speak to a course rep for this course. They will be able to answer specific questions about the course and give you a detailed overview.

I hope this helps!
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Thank you so much for your response. I'll contact them
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Yes, it's a good course. Portsmouth is a decent student city and the Uni has good facilities.

In terms of where to choose, all the courses you mention could be a good option. The deciding factors should be the content of each module (does it suit your interests?), the type of work that the students create (do you like it?) as well as the location (although all the places you mention are big cities with large student populations).

The vast majority of students on MA Graphic Design courses in the UK will be international students and they can get a bit of a shock because there's often a big difference from undergrad teaching in their home country. Much more independence is expected. Your English skills appear to be excellent, which will be a great help

So you should ask questions of the course leaders: how much contact time is there per week? Do you get your own studio space. What will you be actually taught (relevant if you need help with software skills etc)? And then difficult questions like 'why should i choose you?' or 'what makes your course different'?
Thank you so much for your response. You've been a great help. I'll contact the respective course leaders with the hope of receiving answers to the questions you've mentioned
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Hello everyone! This is Guru from India. I really hope you're doing good.

I've an offer to study MA Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth. Long story short - I'm an engineering graduate and I'm certain about the field of study that I'm going to pursue. Besides this university, I've also applied for Coventry, Manchester Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam. I have to utilise my decision in a proper way. I just wanted to know how the life would be there, in general, If I accept the offer, like whether it is worth studying there or not, life post graduation etc. Since I'm opting for an art course, if you also know anything about MA Graphic Design at Uni of Portsmouth, kindly share it with me. The word of mouth from you all would be a huge help even though it is up to me to take a decision

Also, in case, if I get an offer from the above mentioned universities, let me know which one should I prioritise.

Thank you for your time,
Regards,
Guru.
Hi guruprasad_1997

Thank you for considering us at Manchester Met for your postgraduate study! It can be really hard to decide which university you want to go to. I was a previous student at Manchester Met and i now work in the course enquiries team. Although i didn't study an Art and Design course, I have a good understanding of the university and the opportunities around Manchester!

I thought it might be useful to tell you a bit more about our MA Graphic Design course and Manchester Met which may help you decide.

Our School of Art is the second oldest design school in Britain, offering courses designed to serve specialist industry needs and give students the tools for their chosen career. We have developed a dedicated postgraduate area occupying an entire floor of the main school of Art building, offering an exciting space to be, both intellectually and practically. The centre is located in the newly refurbished Chatham Tower with studios, design laboratories, seminar rooms and extensive workshops that form the nucleus of this vibrant, cross-disciplinary learning environment.

Manchester is a huge creative hub, with galleries, studio spaces and a thriving creative industry. It’s the perfect home for our School of Art.

Some of our past graduates have gone onto being in graduate-level positions or practise as sole traders, design studio artists, exhibiting artists, museum curators, archivists, researchers, academics, community practitioners, specialist technicians and filmmakers at national and international levels.

There are some really good opportunities in the university and Manchester for students to get involved with. At Manchester Met, we have an excellent careers team who will support you during your studies and even after you have graduated and are part of our Alumni community. They can help you gain volunteer or part-time paid work experience and much more. The team also advertise internship and paid work opportunities that are available to students, you can find more information here: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/

You may find it useful to chat with one of our current Students on our Access Platform. Students can chat with you about student life and what it is like studying courses at Manchester Met https://www.mmu.ac.uk/chatwithus/

I hope some of this helps! Good luck with all of your applications
Carly
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