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Postgraduate studies
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Taught in English Nantes Pune Sao Paulo Shanghai
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Updated on 21.12.22

Prerequisites: 3 years of undergraduate studies in design

Degree: Diplôme de design Bac +5 : master’s level degree


Location: In our international studios

L’École de design offers a MDes International Design Strategy program specially tailored for students from all over the world who want to integrate our MDes in Nantes, and 4 others MDes International Design Strategy programs within our International Studios.

All the MDes programs offered by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique lead to the master’s level degree (Diplôme de design Bac +5) certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and the award of "Grade de master".

The MDes programs constitute the educational component of our innovation and design centers. L’École de design Nantes Atlantique offers MDes programs taught in French and in English.

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MDes International Design Strategy / Le Studio France
This program entirely taught in English encourages the exploration of French culture in an applied interdisciplinary context, and offers a great opportunity to carry out design projects in a multicultural context. Within this program, students will work on projects linked to our 5 topics, attached to our Design Labs: Care Design, City Design, Food Design, Digital Design or Media Design. Specifically tailored for international students who hold a Bachelor degree in design or equivalent, this program allows a good integration and a better approach of the methodology as taught at school through design practices.
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MDes International Design Strategy / Brazil Studio

Located in the heart of a downtown campus, the Brazil Studio offers a bilingual program that allows an accelerated acculturation the Portuguese language and the Brazilian context. This MDes program deals with topics related to social and environmental issues.

Program in partnership with Mackenzie University

The city by night China
MDes International Design Strategy / China Studio

Throughout this program offered by China Studio, students will learn to decipher the local behaviors and understand the Chinese market to offer a coherent project, adapted to users, with an anthropological approach to design.

Program in partnership with the Fineart college of Shanghai University

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MDes International Design Strategy / India Studio

India Studio offers students a unique opportunity to specialise in Social Innovation and Design Thinking. In India, students experience design practice as a positive social lever on everyday life and in the professional world, with a global approach.

In Partnership with MIT Pune

Why choose one of our programs?

Completing a Master’s degree program at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique means:

  • the certainty of obtaining a nationally-recognized qualification*
  • for the majority of programs, the possibility of following your chosen MDes program in English or French
  • a strong grounding in the professional world through the innovation and design centers and their corporate partnerships, access to an alumni network, and participation in international design competitions
  • a gateway to the world of research thanks to the centers’ research component: the Design Labs
  •  the possibility of gaining a double degree in management or engineering
  • the guarantee of specializing in an innovation-based sector and gaining the management skills necessary to beginning a successful career as a young designer

* Diploma certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education, giving it the exact same credentials and market value as University degrees (“Master 2.”) The school also applies the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), which is recognized throughout Europe. As an officially certified degree, it should also be recognized in most countries around the world.

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Postgraduate studies
in English

Taught in English Nantes Pune Sao Paulo Shanghai
Diplôme visé contrôlé par l'ÉtatLabel - Diplôme conférant grade de master contrôle par l'État