Taught course

Automotive Design

Coventry University · Coventry School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum 2.2 degree in industrial, product or transport design, or strong automotive design experience, together with a portfolio of work. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content


This Automotive Design MA course is suitable for both aspiring practitioners of automotive design and those aiming for design management positions.

This course will equip you with the skills required of a designer in the automotive industry. It contains elements of two and three-dimensional design and provides the opportunity to apply CAD to automotive projects

Why choose this course?

  • Lectures delivered by senior figures in automotive design and business;
  • option of working on a project set by the automotive industry;
  • recent collaborators include PSA (Peugeot-Citroen), Ford and Renault.

What will I learn?

The first term will be spent achieving a grounding in the basics of automotive design. Vehicle packaging, automotive modelling, and the business of the automotive industry are all covered in lectures, seminars and studio classes within the first three months. We have an ongoing programme of visiting lectures delivered by senior figures in automotive design, automotive journalism and business.

The second term will involve further skill developments plus a 'live' design project run in conjunction with the automotive industry. Our recent collaborators include PSA (Peugeot-Citroen), Ford and Renault. During this exciting project you will learn to work in teams to achieve a design output for demanding clients.

During the third term you will undertake more design projects and start researching for your MA major project. Your major project takes up the whole of the final term, leading up to the industry-sponsored MA Degree Show at the end of the year.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Fees and funding

There is an alumni discount available to Coventry University degree graduates and also a limited amount of UK Postgraduate Merit Scholarships available for UK and International students. Please check website for further details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321
+ 44 (0)24 7688 8609