Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a related arts or science subject and/or appropriate professional experience. We also welcome applicants with relevant professional or vocational experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course was previously called Design: Product + Space MA.

The course is a unique blend of propositional thinking and experimental making. Delivered by designers and practice-based academics, the course sits at the forefront of the design agenda challenging students to negotiate, design and discover solutions that inform future practice across the discipline.

Driven by insight rather than object, the course encourages you to develop work within a wide range of spheres. Traditional industrial products appear alongside material-led explorations. Experimental projects that challenge behaviours and social rituals sit beside brand and manufacturing solutions. Social and environmental outcomes inspire new singular and plural interactions with the world.

Key features

  • This course is part of the Design School's Postgraduate Framework, which promotes interdisciplinary practice opportunities, underpins research, supports personal trajectory and industry contact, and includes a supporting lecture series.
  • The core staff team is supported by expert full time and visiting studio tutors. These include Harry Richardson of Committee, Simon Hasan Fabien Cappello, Julia Georgallis, Rosemary Anrude and Lauren Davies.
  • Our visiting professor is world-renowned designer Sebastian Bergne. Sebastian delivers lectures, tutorials and project workshops within the course and department.
  • The action of "making" is the signature of the course. We seek critical thinkers and makers that seek to challenge and evolve contemporary practice through the physical domain.

What will you study

You will be exposed to the critical issues and contemporary pressures within the creative marketplace through the teaching briefs and industry relationships leveraged.

Students are expected to evidence a robust personal manifesto with direction and purpose reflecting their own area of study. Students are required to be self-directed, reflective and practical in approach. The course is studio and project based. Activities can include specialist lectures, workshop inductions, group and personal tutorials, seminars and symposiums.

Work placement scheme

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, the work placement is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Fees and funding

Product and Furniture Design MA: Fees and bursaries

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

The programme aims to prepare students for the professional world of product or spatial design. Emphasis is on how the design process relates to the world of production.

Course contact details

08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930