Taught course

Design Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have a good honours degree. This does not have to be in design but, applicants should have experience in a relevant industry or be able to demonstrate a link between their current job/experience and design. This refers to design in the broadest sense so can include organisational design, systems design and service design as well as more traditional design disciplines such as product, fashion and graphics. Mature applicants with a lower qualification and at least 3 years appropriate professional experience may be accepted. Applicants with substantial relevant experience alone will be considered on their individual merit. Applicants will be expected to be computer literate and should be familiar with the use of internet applications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme offers a unique insight into how creativity and design can best be managed or used as a strategic tool that can contribute to leadership, sustainability and business or social innovation.

You will be taught by enthusiastic and dedicated staff who are valued for their support, research, and enterprise involvement. You will also benefit from state- of-the-art workshops equipped with the latest industry standard technology.

Throughout the programme you will engage with projects based on real life situations, develop research and create a final dissertation.

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to take on managerial roles supported by your understanding of how to harness the power of design within a corporate context.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
full time
12-16 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444