Taught course

Design Management and Entrepreneurship

De Montfort University · Product and Spatial Design

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Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor's Honours degree in a related subject. If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. Evidence of creative or design work in a digital portfolio of work is desirable but not essential. If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Design Management and Entrepreneurship is an innovative course which enables you to examine international and global design and business issues, while developing your specialist design management knowledge and skills. It is aimed at design and creative industry entrepreneurs, and will allow you to apply your creative and analytical skills to a wide variety of business and social contexts, ranging from small local businesses to multinational corporations and social enterprise.

Typical contact time will be 15 hours per week. Modules in the first two terms are taught through a programme of lectures, seminars, workshops, group and individual tutorials. Modules in the third term are supported by a programme of seminars, group and individual tutorials.
The School of Design’s close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff creates a supportive learning environment for design students from around the world. Teaching staff are involved in research and commercial activities that inform the curriculum. Within the Design Management and Entrepreneurship subject area, staff maintain the currency of their module and design project teaching through involvement in consultancy, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP schemes) and noteworthy research activities, and continuing professional development (CPD) training.
Graduates have found employment as design managers and design project managers in many sectors of the design industry including companies such as Next and Path Retail Display Limited.

Information for international students

Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit our website.

Fees and funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We currently offer the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship for Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Creative work20
Dissertation20 (20000 words)

Course contact details

De Montfort University
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70