Taught course

Design: Products and Technology

Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree in an art and design-related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Your work experience will be assessed to ensure it is relevant to your application.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Design: Products and Technology embraces an extensive range of approaches to design practice – from manufacturing, computer science and advanced internet techniques, to artificial intelligence for control, robotics, project management and inclusive design. It's designed for you to strengthen your technological and manufacturing skills and you’ll develop a comprehensive appreciation of the principles and techniques that underpin advanced design solutions.

Through contemporary research and industry-applied briefs and projects, you’ll explore the technological relationships, strategies and interfaces between the user and the product in a manufacturing context. With strong industrial relationships and input, this course ensures a rich multidisciplinary design experience, providing you with the tools, knowledge and critical thinking to drive process and practice in the commercial world.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is aimed at design professionals or graduates with a design-related honours degree. The course, and the associated support provided by the University, will enable graduates to develop advanced design, technological and manufacturing skills. These will be useful for starting your own business, working within the manufacturing industry, design consultancies, research and development organisations, or progressing on to further study.

Visit our Product Design Masters Showcase, an online exhibition celebrating the work of our graduating MA and MSc students.

Key Features:

  • This course is dual accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) meaning it recognises quality and relevance in terms of course content. You can hold student membership for the duration of your studies.
  • Benefit from the industry-standard facilities at our City Campus. You'll be supported by our team of expert technicians and have access to our machining and manufacturing workshops, laboratories, modern CAD/CAM studios, and dedicated studio space for Masters students.
  • Expand your network and get noticed by showcasing your work at our annual Art and Design Degree and Postgraduate Design exhibitions — attended by design professionals, industry experts and potential employers.
  • Benefit from our established links to commercial organisations, industry professionals and research experts. Our research activities are globally-recognised and supported by grants from a variety of funding organisations.

Course Accreditations:

Our course is dual-accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), recognising the quality and relevance of the course content.

Fees and funding

Please visit the course page for latest course fees and funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

NTU Admissions
+44 (0)115 848 2999