Entry requirements

A first or 2:1 level degree in Industrial Design or closely related subject. A Portfolio must be submitted that demonstrates some proficiency in industrial design skills and suggests that personal and professional aspirations are compatible with the aims of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to improve the effectiveness of industrial designers within industry. It is beneficial for both recent graduates and current practitioners in advancing their core design knowledge and specialist skills to a higher level.

It aims to further develop critical awareness of major industrial design practice, increasing your input and value to current and potential employers. You will also develop skills in producing a balanced portfolio of high quality designs and innovative thinking which will enable you to deal with complex and interrelated issues both analytically and creatively.

Areas studied include sketching, visual layouts, photoshop, multimedia presentation techniques, qualitative and quantitative design research methods, creating product design briefs, project management, advanced CAD application and design practice.


Semester 1

  • Design Research Methods
  • Enterprise Business and Sustainability
  • Industrial Design Skills
  • Design Practice
  • Design for Behaviour Change

Semester 2

  • Cross-Disciplinary Group Project
  • Industrial Design Workshop Skills
  • Industrial Design Major Project

Modules are subject to change, please see our website for the latest information.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222496