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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Product Design at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University

Our BA (Hons) Product Design course focuses on exploring human needs and new opportunities for the development of innovative design-led solutions, connecting the consumer experience of products, services and systems. Through a programme of study that examines the emergent issues affecting design across society and culture you will learn how to be a designer of products that enhance functionality, interactions and relationships with the people and places we inhabit.

You will develop essential skills in creative methods, critical approaches to research, design thinking, prototyping and design strategy, applying design intelligence to the creation of new product opportunities and solutions. You will discover how to design products that embrace both traditional and contemporary approaches to production and manufacturing through exploring the application of materials, processes, and technologies that augment the analogue and the digital worlds. This course will enable you to develop the creative and professional skills required to support a sustainable career in product design and the associated creative industries.

What's the difference between Product Design, and the Product Design & Craft course?

The two courses run alongside each other and have been developed to look at the reasoning for objects that surround us, from the cherished personal possessions to the functional items that facilitate our daily life. In exploring the rich diversity of creative opportunities across the subject area, it is not the category of product that determines it as a piece of product design or a piece of product design craft, but how it has been arrived at through the creative process, underpinned by the factors that have informed and driven its creation.

  • The Product Design course provides a human-centered focus, designing products that respond to identified needs and new market driven opportunities that aim to enhance user experience, utility and value.
  • The Product Design & Craft course provides a designer/maker focus, pursuing experimental approaches that are often driven by individual responses to social, political and environmental issues in the creation of the designed object.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE POINTS

26

IELTS SCORE REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

6.0 with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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    “Studying in the UK has been my dream since I was a child. I chose to study my course because the modules allow me to learn different subjects to support my professional career and my country in the future. The lecturers are very professional and come from different backgrounds, which allows me to learn from different perspectives.

    The student life in Manchester is amazing, feeling far from home makes all international students unite. Manchester is very welcoming to all new cultures. My personal tutor has given me tireless support to make sure that I enjoy the learning and living process whilst I am studying.”

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    "I chose to study this course because I am passionate about every aspect of photography and choosing this course enabled me to explore all the possibilities of it. I studied the syllabus of the course and it suited my needs, plus the University has great facilities and helpful technicians and professors.

    The thing I enjoy most about my course is that I get to experiment with different approaches to making a photograph and I am always encouraged to embrace failure when making work. The course has helped me to prepare for my future career by helping me place myself into the broader environment of art-making.”

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    "Every year our tutors bring people from the industry from different backgrounds; entrepreneurs, managers, industry experts, which has helped me to see what I could do in the future, as well as being a great opportunity to network and be inspired!

    The thing I love the most about Manchester Metropolitan is the amount of effort that is put into student support, no matter the issue, there will be someone willing to help. The international welcome week and all the activities that were related to it were remarkably helpful. I got to meet many people that were experiencing things similar to me."

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