University of Liverpool in London

University of Liverpool in London

Advanced Transdisciplinary Design

This unique programme pioneers a collaborative transdisciplinary approach between Architecture and Industrial Design disciplines sharing a design ethos and methodology; exploring the similarities and differences in a collaborative studio environment.

Leading UK industry is relying on Virtual Engineering to drive competitiveness in an increasingly tough global market. The dramatic change in practices within organisations to be digitally driven in the future requires a wider approach to design and fresh business models. To capitalise on this, it is critical for future and existing Designers and Managers to have the skills this programme provides.

The programme is a collaboration between the schools of Architecture and Engineering that brings together the best of design teaching from different professions; from Industrial and Product Design, Architecture, alongside facilities at the technological forefront of digital design including Virtual Engineering, Virtual Reality and Rapid Prototyping.

The programme also links the knowledge and experience held by industry partners with the University’s research strengths.

With a history of new product development initiatives dating back to the 1990s, and drawing on its substantial developments in Virtual Engineering, the University is well placed to harness knowledge, expertise and networks that have been developed over recent years.

This programme draws on the knowledge, expertise and networks that have been developed within the University as part of the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC).

Visiting lecturers from leading design practices and industry will contribute to the programme as guest lecturers, with current research, and demonstrating real-life case studies.

This programme offers a semester at our campus in China, Xi’an Jiaotong- Liverpool University.

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have the equivalent of a UK honours degree, at 2.1 level or better in a relevant subject. We also welcome applications from those who hold a role or have experiential learning that is relevant to the programme content. Alternative professional qualifications, professional experience, and all non-UK qualifications would be subject to approval by the Programme Director in accordance with the University’s policies and practices which recognise relevant prior formal and informal learning. For non-standard entry the applicant will be expected to provide evidence of recognised prior learning that will be considered on a case by case basis.

First degree should be Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Civil/Structural Engineering, Urban Design, Product and Industrial Design, Automotive Design, Transportation Design or other design related degree.

Course modules

  • Presenting Design Research (Semester 1)
  • Design Project 1 (Semester 1)
  • Managing New Product Development (Semester 1)
  • Digital Design and Simulation Technologies (Semester 1)
  • User-Centred Research and Design (Semester 1)
  • Design Appreciation 1 (Semester 1)
  • Research Methodology (Semester 2)
  • Design Project 2 (Semester 2)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Semester 2)
  • Group New Product Development Project (Semester 2)
  • Design Appreciation 2 (Semester 2)
  • Thesis (Semester 3)


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 11,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 20,250 per Whole course (International) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Liverpool in London London EC2A 1AG London

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