University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Design Management

The MA Design Management explores the effective use of design in a business context, encompassing product design, process design, service design and brand design. You'll gain an understanding of the whole design management cycle, from the identification of market trends and use of research to inform the design process, through to branding, marketing, after-sales and product recycling. The programme is taught by academics with industry experience and research expertise, including specialist knowledge of the relationship between design and finance, and design and law. They use interactive activities such as practical mini projects, study visits to London museums and a simulation workshop to consolidate your learning. In addition, guest lectures by external practitioners offer industry insights and a chance to build your networks. Taught within a creative art school environment, the course offers the academic rigour that you would expect from a Russell Group university, and you'll graduate with knowledge and skills that will enable you to advance in a wide range of sectors.

Entry requirements

MA: Lower second-class degree or above, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Course modules

Core/Compulsory modules: Professional and Academic Skills, Strategic Design Management and Marketing, Design Management. Optional modules: Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary by module, but may include presentations and written assignments, such as project reports and critical analyses. Your dissertation will also contribute to your final mark.

Sponsorship information

University bursaries.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Winchester School of Art SO23 8DL South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Faculty of Business, Law and Art
Telephone number: 
02380594393