The Master's programme in Advanced Product Design from Umea University develops your design competence and provides professional tools, methods and a creative mindset. During your education individual work is mixed with group work and supervised practical exercises. The programme integrates advanced form treatment, problem identification, analysis, creative and visualisation techniques with business oriented subjects such as strategic design and professional practice.
The curriculum is project-based and projects are carried out in collaboration with industries, research institutions, organisations and public authorities. Most projects concern problems that the students identify themselves, not problems that have already been solved countless times by other designers. The projects can adress anything from developing medical technology products and design for the disabled to design of public services and professional tools.
The programme is international and all instruction is conducted in English. About 75 per cent of the students come from abroad, for instance, from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, France, England, Turkey, Spain, China and New Zeeland.
The students become skilled at working with comprehensive holistic concepts as well as the small details of product design. Umeå Institute of Design is well renowned and the industry appreciates students from our school because the breadth of the education. Several well-known companies around the world have employed graduates from the Umeå Institute of Design.
After your degree you can continue to study at advanced level or pursue PhD studies.
You can apply until:
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A Bachelor's degree, in industrial design or equivalent subject area which should include at least 60 ECTS credits in the field of Design + Portfolio. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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