Taught course

Product Design

Institution
Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Art and Design
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Design discipline (based upon assessed Recognition of Prior Learning or assessed Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.

Claims for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are assessed in accordance with the CMU Academic Handbook, based upon either demonstrable evidence of assessed learning outcomes with equivalence, or equivalent experience where students "have learned in similarly ambitious ways". RPL claims are normally expected to be approved at the time of enrolment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Product Design course at Cardiff Met is a practically based, taught Masters programme with excellent industry links and a focus on enhancing the employability of its graduates.It balances the development of advanced practical design skills with academic rigour and applied research based on the current research activities of Cardiff School of Art and Design and the wider university.

Our Product Design Masters’ Degree will develop your skills and knowledge of human centred interaction design, user testing, service design, creativity, and ethnographic research techniques.You will also examine the social, legal, ethical and sustainability impacts of a range of design development approaches.

You will explore a range of current and leading theoretical and methodological perspectives, and develop an advanced understanding of physical, perceptual and cognitive principles in design.

The MSc Product Design has been developed in consultation with industry, and maintains close commercial links through placement modules, sponsorship of major projects, and live briefs. This provides graduates with a deeper understanding of industry practices, and the design development process in a holistic commercial context.

This course aims to enhance your employability by providing you with the skills and knowledge that are in demand by industries both at home and globally, as well as providing opportunities to develop your abilities as an entrepreneur.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 (6.0 listening and 5.5 in each other element) standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Fees and funding

See the Cardiff Met Fees and Funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Richard Morris
Email
rmorris@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Phone
029 2041 6070