Design Management

Heriot-Watt University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
15400 GBP/year
7400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Masters in Design Management programme at Heriot-Watt University has been developed to help those in the design and creative industries to use their design knowledge in a wide range of business contexts, as well as learning new management and research skills suited to today’s industry needs.


The Masters in Design Management programme at Heriot-Watt University addresses the need for design and creative industry professionals to reinforce their creative design thinking and process with solid business knowledge.

Programme highlights

Whether you are from an interior design, fashion, graphic design, media, product design or engineering background, your will benefit from a specific masters degree that underpins key subjects in marketing and business to help move your career forward into areas of management in your individual discipline or company.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Thinking
  • Sustainable Design and management
  • Design Management
  • Research Methods
  • Design Tech Innovation
  • Masters Project: Academic Paper

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




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
First Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This masters attracts professionals from a range of business and design disciplines. You should hold a good (first or second class) honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. 
  • In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • UK / EU: £3,700
  • Overseas: £7,700


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