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Product Design with Foundation Year (Honours), BA/BSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Sheffield, United Kingdom
This Product Design with Foundation Year (Honours) programme from Sheffield Hallam University helps you gain a degree in product design, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.
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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to the full degree.
  • Develop important art and design skills from the very first day.
  • Experiment with a variety of techniques and materials.
  • Undertake applied projects and explore different ways of working.

This foundation year has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation in art and design. You’ll learn to work confidently and creatively with a wide range of different materials. After completing your foundation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need for full honours degree study, and progress directly onto the Product Design with Foundation Year (Honours) programme from Sheffield Hallam University.

Future careers

After completing your foundation year and full undergraduate degree, you’ll be prepared for a career in:

  • running your own business
  • becoming a designer-maker
  • industrial design
  • manufacturing
  • design consultancy
  • digital visualisation
  • education
  • sales
  • marketing

Previous graduates of the full BA/BSc Product Design course have gone on to work for:

  • Dyson
  • Volvo
  • Ron Arad Associates
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Kenwood
  • Fosters and Partners
  • Panasonic
  • Evolution Power Tools
  • Black and Decker
  • Mothercare
  • Thomas Heatherwick Studios
  • Design Futures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4-5 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Extended Induction  
  • Extended Projects
  • Design Practices  
  • Design Principles
  • Advanced Design Principles  
  • Professional Design Practice (Furniture Design)
  • Placement Year

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

UCAS points

  • 80
This must include at least 32 points from at least one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject, such as Art, Design and Technology, Textiles or Graphics). For example:
  • CDD at A Level with a grade C in a relevant subject.
  • MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade M in a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies
  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13650 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • £1,200 for placement year

Living costs for Sheffield

  • 555 - 980 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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