Taught course

Design (Design Management)

University of Southampton · Winchester School of Art

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or above, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Design Management integrates design, innovation, technology, management and customers, and supports organisations to improve competitive advantage across economic, social, cultural and environmental factors. It is the art and science of empowering design to enhance collaboration and synergy between ‘design’ and ‘business’ to improve design effectiveness. This programme is aimed at individuals eager to develop a career in design management and is relevant to a wide range of service and manufacturing industries. You will be encouraged to develop original and creative ideas that will allow you to negotiate and co-create with designers, marketers, financiers, lawyers and clients in the pursuit of the best design thinking. Our curriculum is based on the issues of product design, process design, services design and brand design.

Compulsory and Core modules: Professional and Academic Skills, Strategic Design Management and Marketing, Design Management and Final Project.

Optional modules:
Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393