24 months
10915 GBP/year
5000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your skills in a range of design prototyping and making methods with this MFA Product Design Making at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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Product Design is a rapidly changing discipline, elements of which are converging with craft-based practices to occupy new hybrid maker spaces and a growing redistributed manufacturing network. 

This MFA Product Design Making at the Edinburgh Napier University  develops your skills in a range of making methods, with both traditional tools and materials and digital prototyping technologies (including CNC routers, laser cutters and 3D printers).

Part of the MA/MFA Design Suite, the course benefits from bringing together designers from a range of disciplines into core modules, as well as modules specific to your chosen pathway such as 'Making as Thinking', 'Sketching & Prototyping in Hardware and Software' and ‘Design for Makerspaces’.

Course details

The programme aims to develop your creative practice through hands-on making and promotes “knowing-by-doing” and “making-as-knowledge”. You will undertake a number of projects led by material enquiry and processes and explore making as a process of growth. You will develop advanced workshop skills with hand guided tools and digital hardware. 

As your skills develop, you will work in the context of localised (re)manufacture and “manu-digi-facture”, seeking out entrepreneurial and/or social development opportunities. Sustainability and circular economic thinking are core values of the programme and you are encouraged to work with alternative consumer models.


Graduates from this programme pathway can pursue careers in: 

  • product design
  • digital crafts
  • remanufacturing
  • furniture design
  • interaction design and prototyping

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Making as Thinking
  • Sketching in Hardware and Software
  • Maker Space module

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • To ensure there is sufficient time to process your application, we encourage you to submit your application by 31st July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above in an art & design or related discipline (architecture, creative computing & engineering design)
  • We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.
  • All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects. Applicants from overseas can be interviewed by teleconference with an online portfolio.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10915 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10915 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £5,000
  • Overseas and EU: £10,915

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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