Research course

Design and New Product Development

De Montfort University · Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities

Entry requirements

MPhil or MPhil with PhD transfer option - applicants normally have at least a second class honours degree from a British University or equivalent academic or professional qualification. International qualifications may also be acceptable. PhD - In addition to the above, PhD applicants normally have a UK masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

In Product Design a new £500,000 centre to provide training and design consultancy for East Midlands Industry, will include the latest specialist equipment and facilities.
Contour Fashion offers the only study centre of its kind in the world and is supported by Ace Style Institute for Intimate Apparel.
Interior Design are involved in ground-breaking research with the NHS to eradicate cross infection in hospital environments.

Department specialisms

Built Environment; Design Management; Design History; Digital Media Design; Contour Fashion; Footwear Design; Interior Design; Product Development; Product, Furniture and Industrial Design.

Information for international students

The University offers some bursaries and scholarships to international students. Please see our website for further details. English language tuition is available to overseas students both before and during their course of study.

Fees and funding

For details of possible funding, please visit the website of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) at

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-24 months


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment, Faculty of Art and Design
0116 257 7555
0116 250 6281