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Master’s in Design Thinking

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
3-4 semesters
Full time/part time
Master's degree
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Program description

Do you want to work human-centered for better products and services?

Tackle the unknown for business. Students acquire skills to learn from people, find patterns, design principles, make it tangible, and iterate relentlessly. They learn to work in teams, be user-centered and optimistic.

Students are not exclusively trained for creative industries. Far beyond this, they are prepared to overcome shortages in mind to solve problems for diverse individuals and industries.

Your benefits at Macromedia University

  • Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15*
  • Small classes with intensive, individual supervision
  • Globally recognized, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA
  • Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” worldwide**
  • Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies
  • Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers
  • International students from all continents
  • Career perspectives in Germany
  • Master’s degree on three days a week (e.g. from Thursday to Saturday)
  • Pre-Semester course online available
  • Buddy network for international students
  • Programmes entirely in English
  • Campus locations situated in the very centre of Germany’s industrial locations
  • International network of Partner Universities

Design thinking employs a variety of methods and approaches from creative industries to find solutions to existing problems and challenges while keeping business purposes in mind.

Design thinking is interrelated with management and marketing. Students gain expertise in design thinking through specialized courses and projects as well as through the topic of their Master’s thesis.

Career opportunities 

  • Product Developer
  • Service Developer
  • Product Manager
  • Service Manager

Admission requirements

For Master applications:

You need a certified tertiary education certificate (e.g. undergraduate or where applicable post graduate certificates) and transcript of records

There is no set grade level required to be admitted to each course, but the application procedure comprises three steps:

Step 1: Admission Check
Macromedia University  offers an admission check of foreign secondary education certificates free of cost. Before submitting the application documents, applicants may inquire a check of their foreign certificates at the Student Advisory Service to verify that they meet the admission standards.
Applicants may contact the Student Advisory Service for detailed questions about the recognition of foreign certificates: international for Bachelor and master for Master queries.

Step 2 : Submit full application online 

Step 3: Admission Interview (online)

After the full application has been submitted, all documents are reviewed by Macromedia University. Successful applicants will be invited to an online admission interview (45-60 min, usually via Skype) with a member of the Student Advisory Service and/or a professor of the respective subject area.

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU), need to provide a residence permit before the start of their studies. For further information about visa and immigration regulations for Germany, please contact the Student Advisory Service.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for students from countries belonging to the European Union:

Full-time study in English language:

  • Registration Fee: 500 € 
  • 6,400 € per semester
  • The tuition fees apply to students from countries of the European Union or with evidence of at least two years of residency in Germany.

Tuition fees for students from countries which are not part of the European Union, full-time study in English language:

  • Registration Fee: 750 € 
  • 6,400 € per semester


Master’s in Design Thinking

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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences - Bachelor and Master Programmes

Developments in our society follow the rhythm of technological progress, between the cornerstones of globalisation and the unstoppable digitalisation.  As the digital technologies drive changes in every aspect of our societies and economy, there is a need to train highly skilled digitally competent...

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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

International Office, Mehringdamm 33
10691 Berlin

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