Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered. This programme requires the submission of a portfolio and study proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Product design is about enriching the quality of life whether in the home, the workplace or in the public domain. Our MA and MFA programmes explore new methods of discovering unique, genuine problems and opportunities for the design of innovative, useful and sustainable products.

Our teaching embraces the generation of original and experimental ideas and the creation of product prototypes in response to environmental, social, physical, psychological or economic needs and opportunities discovered through research.

Our approach offers opportunities to experiment with materials and manufacturing processes in new ways, the opportunity to promote ethical debate through critically conceptual, speculative design and the opportunity to discover and to solve genuine problems with innovative, research-led solutions.

Our students are encouraged to determine their own area of interest, direction and identity within this broad discipline, producing tangible concepts that question and challenge current thinking.

Information for international students

Please visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/humanities-soc-sci/postgraduate/prospective-students/english-language/overview

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5736