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Anhalt University of Applied Sciences


Design Research

Subjects: Design Research,Research,Innovation

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
2 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
96 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
1,250 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Throughout the program, students gain the academic knowledge and intellectual skills needed to tackle the complex challenges designers face in the 21st century. They learn to engage in academic discourse, deeply understand material phenomena, and express their ideas in writing. Their previous studies and professional experiences form the foundation for developing a design research approach driven by critical reflection. The program offers comprehensive introductions to methodologies such as theory reading, academic writing, field research, and analysis. These tools enhance both theoretical understanding and practical reflexivity. The focus is not just on what is studied, but also on how it is learned. The interdisciplinary and transcultural structure of the program promotes inclusion, diversity, and critical thinking. Students are equipped to navigate and contribute to the evolving landscape of design with confidence and insight. The program fosters an environment of trust, understanding, and inclusivity, ensuring that every student feels valued and supported. By maintaining clarity and impact through short, concise paragraphs, the program ensures that complex ideas are communicated effectively and accessibly.

Program Information

Study Location Dessau
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 2 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 1,250 EUR
Cost per Semester 96 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

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TOEFL IBT No information

Applicants who did not earn their bachelor's degree at an English-speaking university must demonstrate proficiency in English at level B2 (TOEFL min 90 pts. (ibT), IELTS min. 6.5) in the Common European Framework of Reference.

Qualification Requirements

A qualified university degree in a bachelor’s or master's degree program in Architecture, Design, Cultural Studies or related programs with a standard period of study of at least 4 years (240 ECTS) is required. Work experience of at least one year in the fields of architecture, design, cultural studies or equal is required. Candidates are asked to submit a portfolio. After submission and evaluation of the portfolio, an additional personal interview can be requested.

Document Requirements

Sending your Materials Please submit the following application documents via email to: 1. COOP Design Resarch Application form, including your Articulation of Interest and Personal Background 2.1. Anhalt University Application to Graduate Studies (filled out and signed) 2.2. Documents and Certificates, including: Transcript of Records from your Bachelor or previous Master course Copy of your Passport CV/Lebenslauf Language test certificate, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS Certified copies of original plus english translation of Bachelor Diploma and High School Diploma Copy of a Passport Photograph 3. Portfolio

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Acceptance Interview Yes
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