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Product & Furniture Design, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Product & Furniture Design course at Kingston University recognises and prepares students for the diversity of design practice and employment opportunities open to graduates entering the design industry.

Overview

Key features

  • This course is part of the Design School's Postgraduate Framework, which  promotes interdisciplinary practice opportunities, underpins research, supports personal trajectory and industry contact, and includes a  supporting lecture series.
  • Lecturers are industry specialists and bring a broad mix of experience and opinion to the course. The combined teaching team of lecturers, visiting lecturers and guest lecturers includes David Weatherhead, Lucy Kurrein, Sebastian Bergne, Ian Ferguson, Rosemary Anrude, Kacper Hamilton, Matthew Long and Sophie Smallhorn.
  • The action of "making" is the signature of the course. We seek critical thinkers and makers that seek to challenge and evolve contemporary practice through the physical domain.

What will you study?

The Product & Furniture Design course at Kingston University proposes a hands-on approach to design, encompassing research techniques, teamwork, learning through making and developing finished objects intended for craft, industrial production or conceptual prototype.

Students are expected to have a robust personal approach with direction and purpose reflecting their own area of study. Students are required to be self-directed, reflective and practical in approach. The course is studio and project based. Activities can include specialist lectures, workshop inductions, group and personal tutorials, seminars and symposiums.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Designing Research
  • Creative Futures
  • Creative Practice : Design Thinking & Making
  • Critical Practice
  • Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      2 years including professional placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a related art, design or craft subject and/or appropriate professional experience.
  • A portfolio of work reflecting your experience and skills working in 2D and 3D.
  • We also welcome applicants with relevant professional or vocational experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union:
  • MA part time £4,180
Overseas (not EU):
  • MA part time £8,415

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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