Taught course

Product Design

University of Central Lancashire · School of Art, Design and Fashion

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following: Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university. A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere (e.g. for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale). Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country. All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.

Months of entry


Course content

The student is supported by staff input through a series of design activities during Semester 1 that are designed to identify an area or interest that can then be fully explored through the following two semesters. Complementary to the design modules are two research modules that provide theoretical underpinning, one being studied during Semester 1, the other during Semester 2. Semester 2 provides the opportunity to explore issues through a dynamic research experience that again is defined and structured by the individual.

Through a series of self-arranged visits, the student is able to undertake further exploration directly within the context of their chosen area. The final semester of studies provides the individual with the opportunity to bring together all that has been developed and researched through the preceding two semesters of study. A final major design activity and dissertation are undertaken and presented at an end of year show.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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