De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Product Design

Through a programme of advanced scholarship, students gain new insights in the field of product design theory and practice; the curriculum is focused on students developing an enhanced understanding of advanced design practice, design and research methodologies as well as knowledge of business, marketing, entrepreneurship and sustainability; supported by expert academics and design practitioners, students broaden and deepen their understanding of design through elective and core module choices; these studies culminate in the final term where students undertake a comprehensive project within their own specialised area of product design.

Entry requirements

2.2 or above UK Bachelor�s Honours Degree in product design or a related subject. Applicants with other professional qualifications and industry experience are encouraged to apply. Evidence of design work in a digital/portfolio of work is also required. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. English Language tuition, delivered by the British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course.

Course modules

1st semester: research methodology; strategic design for competitive advantage; creative design studio; 2nd semester: action research laboratory; optional modules: design as a strategic business tool; sustainable design; service design; 3rd semester: product design major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include report submissions, individual and group presentations (oral and design based presentations) and a major design project submission comprised of development, technical specification, prototyping and testing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,250 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 2,250 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fletcher Building Leicester LE2 7BJ East Midlands

Key information

DMU Enquiries
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0116 250 6070