Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Product Design

The course brings together students from creative and manufacturing backgrounds to study together on projects that challenge personal approaches to product design, engage with the technical constraints of manufacturing and explore the creative use of materials and processes. You will develop advanced skills in contemporary digital design and manufacturing technologies, embracing the creative opportunities they offer product designers. The business unit develops project planning and management skills, raises understanding of markets and marketing opportunities and highlights the financial factors that influence product development within commercial manufacturing environments.

Entry requirements

At least a 2nd Class UK Honours degree in an art, engineering or business related discipline is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent usually professional qualifications, or unclassified degrees in engineering or product design with relevant professional experience are also accepted. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced design digital; commercial aspects of product design; contextualising design practice; CUTE values for product design; final major project period; material and emotional values for product design.

Assessment methods

Students learn through individual and group projects, presentations and portfolios of research, and are required to reflect on work during the year via their own blog.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

Key information

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