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Masters in Product Design in the UK in 2024

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Simulation Driven Product Design MSc (Research)

Swansea University United Kingdom

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Product Design MSc

University of Dundee United Kingdom

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Product Design MA, PG Cert, PG Dip

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) United Kingdom

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Product Design MA

University for the Creative Arts (UCA) United Kingdom

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Product Design: Furniture MDes

Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom

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Product Design Engineering MSc

University of Strathclyde United Kingdom

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Fibre Processing and Product Design MTech, Other UG Award

University of Manchester United Kingdom

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Art & Design (Product Design) Master's MA

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts United Kingdom

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Product Design BA (Hons), MDes

Coventry University United Kingdom

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Product Design and Manufacture BEng, MEng

University of Nottingham United Kingdom

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Product Design MA

London Metropolitan University United Kingdom

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Masters in Product Design in the UK

Study Product Design Masters Programmes

Product design is an industry that is concerned with the design, manufacturing and use of products all around us. Each and every product we come across in our daily life will have had input from a product designer at some point in its development. Product designers are involved with the creation of new products, as well as the improvement of existing products to meet the requirements of consumers.

An undergraduate degree in product design will give you a foundation of knowledge around the area. You will study modules on material technology and science, design modeling, technical drawing, and design practice. These modules will develop your professional practice and theoretical knowledge.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical sessions in design studios and workshops. You may also be required to take part in a work placement year or module.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence what area you choose to work in after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Design Communication
  • Eco Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

If your course requires you to write a dissertation or submit a final design project, this will give you the opportunity to further research a favoured area of product design.

The accreditation of a product design degree will depend on your institution, as well as the content of your degree course. Typically, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of the Arts (BA), a Bachelor of Science (BSc), or a Bachelor of Design (BDes).

Some degree programmes might be accredited or approved by a professional body of design engineers, for example the Institution of Engineering Designers.

Generally, an undergraduate degree in product design will take three to four years. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can take up to two years, when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could take the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

Product design graduates will be able to choose from a variety of career options. These can include roles within manufacturing companies, design consultancies, as well as being self-employed. You might choose to work as a junior product designer, a design drafter, a technical designer, or a packaging designer.

During your degree, you will have gained a wide range of transferable skills. These will mean that you can also find work in areas that are not directly related to product design. Skills gained include creative thinking, problem solving, project management, effective communication and presentation, idea development, and IT abilities (computer aided design software).

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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