A good Honours Degree in Product Design or a closely related three-dimensional design discipline, or equivalent qualifications.
As a minimum, applicants should have a portfolio demonstrating their critical thinking, technical abilities and creative process in a range of media.
Portfolios can be either posted or sent digitally (e.g. in the form of an easily accessible website link, PDF or PowerPoint format and not larger than 10Mb).
Months of entry
The programme acknowledges and contributes towards Birmingham’s vast industrial heritage and geographical position, maximising professional links, trade fairs and its transportation network.
MA Product and Furniture Design challenges perceptions around 'alternative living', exploring what else might be possible in a world already full of things.
You’ll be prepared for a successful career in a wide range of product design related roles. You will also benefit from studying in a large, diverse and dynamic postgraduate community brought together through a well-equipped workspace at our City Centre Campus.
Our course, which is part of one of the largest arts, design and media faculties in the UK, has been established for over 40 years and has an excellent reputation. Learn from our successful collaborative projects with renowned organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Cadbury, Pashley Cycles, Triumph Motorcycles and Saint-Gobain PAM.
Information for international students
Applications from European or International mature students (+21) with alternative quailfications and/or substantial work experience will be considered on their merits/portfolio.
Good quality language skills are essential as this is a taught MA and all project work requires accurate and appropriate communication in English language.
Non-English speakers should have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Full-time with professional placement: 18 months
Course contact details
- Course Enquiry Team
- +44 (0)121 331 5595