University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Product Design

The course is aimed at both professional practitioners wishing to pursue a sustained period of time developing new ideas or recent graduates wishing to focus their studies and refine ideas at an advanced level. The course will also consider students from a non-industrial/product background, providing they can offer clearly articulated and informed reasons for wishing to study product design at an advanced level. A student defined placement module in the 2nd semester of studies allows the student to further explore areas of relevance to their studies, either through arranged placement, collaborative activity or research visits. As well as 'hard skills' such as modeling, new product development, styling and product graphics, they are now also beginning to embrace the 'soft skills' of branding, user interface design, trend spotting and forecasting. Spin offs of these activities can now be seen as production management, new start up initiatives/own product development, corporate identity and qualitative market research.

Entry requirements

Either a 2.2 degree or higher; a high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere (e.g. for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale); professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country; international students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) minimum 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Consumer design practice; research for creative design practice; advanced practice (placement/field study); research for creative design practice 2 and 3; further consumer design practice; project or dissertation.

Assessment methods

Practical and theoretical elements will be assessed both during and at the end of each module. The final form of the assessment strategy and criteria is the result of collaboration between student and staff.

Sponsorship information

Graduates of University of Central Lancashire are entitled to a 20 per cent reduction in tution fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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Course Enquiries
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01772 892400