Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Design Management

The course is for designers and design graduates who want to develop their career by taking on a more strategic, managerial role; it also appeals to graduates or managers from other sectors, who want to advance their careers by developing a greater understanding of the value of design and innovation and how to harness its power within a corporate context.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have a good Honours degree; mature applicants with a lower qualification and at least 3 years appropriate professional experience may be accepted; applicants with substantial relevant experience alone will be considered on their individual merit; where English is not the first language of instruction: IELTS 6.5; or TOEFL 575 paper-based, 90 internet-based.

Course modules

Design thinking; design process; design management 1; design management 2; design project by learning contract.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning - 12 months
MA Full-time - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East
Online/Distance learning

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4444