BA (Hons) Product Design

BA (Hons) Product Design

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to find creative solutions to design problems. We will help you understand how your products can meet the needs of users and make a difference to the way we live. From the day you join the course you will respond to briefs as you draw, model and make products. While studying with us you will:

  • Examine human factors and how we use products
  • Conduct user-centred research to understand user needs
  • Explore the materials and processes used in product design
  • Learn to test and evaluate product prototypes
  • Consider the differences between designing for bespoke and industrial product design

To turn your innovations into reality, we will help you decide the best materials, processes and technologies to use. You will become an experienced user of computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM) applications.

When you choose to study with us, you have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in national competitions to put your ideas out into the world
  • Work with industry clients on live briefs, researching and presenting your own proposals to clients
  • Visit cities around the world, so you can experience international contemporary design and find new inspiration
  • Exhibit your work at our annual degree show, the perfect way to build a professional network

Our team of designers and technical specialists are here to support you. Your tutors will really get to know you, your practice and your ambitions.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Portfolio Day

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work to our tutors and share with them your passion for the subject.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will gain the creative and technical ability you need to succeed as a product designer. You will be able to demonstrate your versatility and practical skill through your portfolio of work. You will also build skills in problem solving, research and communication that can lead to a range of other creative roles.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Computer aided design (CAD) technician
  • Clothing technologist
  • Furniture designer
  • Interior designer
  • Materials engineer
  • Product designer

Course Details

Year 1

Design Practice – 3D
Design Research for the Designer Maker
Specialist Project 3D (product)

Year 2

Digital Design Applications
Specialist Studio Practice: Product Design
Professional Portfolio
Collaborative Projects

Year 3

Critical and Contextual Studies: Independent Research Project
Major Project: Product Design
Client Project: Product Design

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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