12 months
14100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Product Design MA at De Montfort University will enhance your portfolio, professional standing and employability by offering a study specialism in either a Design Practice or Design and Business.

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Through studying this  Product Design MA at De Montfort University , you will gain new insights within the field of product design. You will develop a greater understanding of design practice, learn more about research methodologies and have the opportunity to explore service design or how emerging digital technologies can enhance your skillset and your work. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of design business and global markets.

By choosing a specialism, and studying a variety of core and elective module choices, you will be able to create a personal and distinct programme of learning that is focused on your individual interests and ambitions. These studies culminate in the final term where you will undertake a comprehensive design project within your own specialised area of product design. You will have the option of undertaking a year-long work-based project* in industry between term 2 and term 3 OR you will have the option to undertake a term 3 work-based project* as an alternative to the final major project.

The school has gained international recognition for its design and research activities and its undergraduate and postgraduate success. Our expert academics and design practitioners are uniquely placed to help you to broaden and deepen your understanding of design.

Graduate careers

Our graduates are employed in product and display design and manufacturing across Europe and the Far East. For example, recent Product Design MA student James Murray secured a job for the UK-based retail designers 4G Design while still studying for his master’s

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods
  • Design Innovation
  • Insight, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Final Major Project
  • Design Futures
  • Design as a Strategic Business Tool
  • Marketing for the Creative Entrepeneur

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK Bachelor’s Honours degree in product or furniture design or a directly related subject.

  • If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. 
  • Applicants with relevant qualifications should submit a portfolio of work. Overseas applicants will be invited to send samples of their work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
UK/EU -  £4,050 (part-time) per year


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. 
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

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.

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