Product Design, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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Our MA Product Design course provides a conceptual process and context for the development of creative and innovative products. This includes the study of socio-cultural and economic issues, new technologies and creative visual language in relation to your practice.

About

As a student on our course, you'll undertake individual research projects using an integrated product design process. You'll also develop and communicate design solutions which align with design criteria and respond to broader issues such as lifestyles, markets or the information economy.

On this course, you'll benefit from seminar sessions with visiting professional product designers. They'll provide critical feedback to advance your design concepts on to prototype stage in order to ready them for final exhibition and commercial manufacture. 

UCA is extremely proud to encourage and develop sustainable design, and the Farnham campus is home to The Centre for Sustainable Design - a research centre which facilitates discussion and research on eco-design, and broader sustainability considerations in product and service development. 

Graduates from our MA Product Design course have gone on to work in Architectural firms, independent design studios, create their own businesses and roles in design management. Demand is high for graduates with technical skills in the product design industry, particularly those who have access to industry quality equipment and the know-how and passion to succeed. We aim to create product designers with a breadth of knowledge, up-to-the-moment industry experience and the passion and drive to succeed in a fast-paced industry.

Careers

Our course will equip you with a host of valuable and transferable skills. Graduate opportunities exist within:

  • Product design practice
  • Independent design studios
  • Specialist design consultancies
  • Design teams in manufacturing industry
  • Design management
  • Environmental management
  • Service design sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Theory and Analysis
  • Exploratory Practice
  • Reflective Practice
  • Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      One year full-time or two years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Minimum requirements

  • A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline
  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6720 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.