Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Smart Design

This course provides the skills and understanding required to develop new products and systems, using innovative, emerging technologies; students are at the cutting edge of product development, creating imaginative products and systems, capable of changing the way we live.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (minimum 2.2); the courses are designed for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, those with a background in: art and design (2 and 3 dimensional), science, engineering technologies, multimedia, architecture, sports science, robotics, materials, clinical/medical products or textiles; applications are welcome from mature applicants with non standard qualifications who have relevant work experience; these applications are considered on an individual basis; overseas students should be able to demonstrate English language proficiency to the level IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper) 560 with a written score of 5.0 or TOEFL (IBT) 83 with a written score of 24; language tuition and support in English is available.

Course modules

Weeks 1 to15: research methods; horizon scanning; design tools and processes. Weeks 16 to 30: applied design and research. MA: design futures. MSc: technology futures; group design project. Weeks 31 to 45: major study project.

Sponsorship information

Applicants can apply for a scholarship which will be externally funded by one of our industry partners.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 9418 418