Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Design Management

This is a multi-disciplinary programme aimed at ambitious designers, and non-designers working in the design industry who want to develop their personal skills, and gain business and marketing insight. The curriculum has a professional focus and embraces business management, marketing, design strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, design leadership and design practice including project management, intellectual property law and finance. Strong emphasis is placed on the development of evidence based decision making, high level leadership and communication skills. Students can focus within their chosen area of specialisation and work-based learning students relate their study directly to the workplace, gaining credit for their work-based learning.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good degree or its equivalent in an appropriate subject, and/or previous or concurrent experience in design or design management. International applicants require a minimum of IELTS 6.5. Work-based learning students should be fluent in English and working in a design related position. Applications are also welcome from those mature applicants with relevant experience.

Course modules

Research methods; professional development; business perspectives; design and innovation strategy; leadership project; design practice; placement/case study; major project / dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to be directly relevant to the design industry. The course provides continuous formative assessment via group and individual tutorial feedback. Summative assessment is based up on a combination of individual seminars, team presentations, industry standard reports, individual essays, team reports and briefings plus the final major project/dissertation.

Sponsorship information

AHRB.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 4 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkside Building Campus Birmingham B4 7BD West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Birmingham City University Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595