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Postgraduate studies in English

Putting the designer at the heart of key issues in our societies

All the MDes programs offered by L’École de design Nantes Atlantique lead to the master’s level degree (Diplôme de design) certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education. The MDes programs constitute the educational component of our innovation and design centers.

L’École de design offers an international MDes programs specially tailored for students from all over the world who want to integrate our MDes in Nantes, and 3 others Trancultural Design MDes programs within our International Studios.

Our MDes programs taught in English are open to all students holding a bachelor’s degree in design.
L’École de design also offers MDes programs taught in French.

6 topics, a unique diploma recognised at the highest level

Our international MDes programs, taught in English and specially tailored for students holding a Bachelor’s Degree in design from all over the world who want to integrate our MDes in Nantes:

MDes Transcultural Design / Le Studio France

This program tailored for international students integrating the school in the master program aims to look into transcultural problematics and to understand and discover French culture.

Within this program, students will be able to choose to work on projects linked to one of these 5 topics, attached to our Design Labs: Care Design, City Design, Food Design, Human Machine Design or Media Design.


Our MDes programs within our international studios :

MDes by L’École de design: Why choose one of our programs?

Completing a Master’s degree program at L’École de design 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.