At least a second class Honours degree in an engineering or product design related discipline is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent usually professional qualifications, or unclassified degrees in engineering or product design with relevant professional experience are also accepted. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit.
Months of entry
This course is an innovative collaboration between Manchester School of Art, the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Business School. It brings together students from creative and manufacturing backgrounds to study on projects that challenge and develop personal philosophies within product design, and explore the creative use of materials and processes from hand making to digital production. In support of the project work, students develop advanced skills in contemporary digital design and manufacturing, embracing the opportunities they offer product designers.
Finally, students contextualise their design ambitions within a business unit that develops project planning and management skills, raises understanding of markets and marketing opportunities, and highlights financial factors that impact on product design and production within commercial environments.
The MA and MSc Product Design pathways are made up of five units totalling 180 credits
- Contextualising Design Practice
- CUTE Values for Product Design
- Final Major Project Period
- Material and Emotional Values for Product Design
- Commercial Aspects of Design
- Contested Territories
- Digital Futures
- Health and Wellbeing
- Images and Archives
- Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts and Sustainable Design
- Negotiated Study
- Object and Context
- The Museum and the City - The City as a Museum
- Writing Research and Funding Proposals
The MFA Product Design continues with the following two units totalling 120 credits
- MFA - Practice 3: Contextualising
- MFA - Practice 4: Realisation and Publication
Assessment is through the submission of physical project work, supported by individual presentations and written submissions.
Information for international students
For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
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