36 months
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our interdisciplinary design studio inspires you to challenge, disrupt and rethink design practices to create unique and compelling objects, artefacts and user experiences. The BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design programme is offered at the University of Plymouth. 

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Go hands-on with materials in our extensive workshops to design products, furniture, ceramics and lighting. Develop a rich portfolio that is relevant to the evolving needs of professional design practice and become a Designer Maker, or a Designer for Industry, or combine areas of 3D design practice. The BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design programme is offered at the University of Plymouth

Careers with this subject:

A creative industries careers programme runs during each year of study. 

Visits to leading design studios, talks from industry experts and our Professional and Creative Attributes programme highlight opportunities offered by contemporary design practice and inspire your ambitions. You develop the core skills and resources and produce your creative CV and a professional portfolio that celebrates your unique design voice. Opportunities are provided for you to enter high-profile competitions and sell your work through pop-up shops. 

You exhibit your work in graduate shows to build your profile. You can include an optional year to enhance the depth of your experience and your portfolio. Our graduates are working in the design studios of manufacturing companies like Lego, Dyson, Macpac and Princess Yachts. Others work for leading design agencies like Seymour Powell and Tangerine, or for independent designers like Paul Cocksedge Studio and Pinch. Some are establishing their own entrepreneurial making studios like furniture designer Huw Evans, Laura Lane Ceramics and Otter Surfboards.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Stage 1 Placement Preparation 

  • Product and Furniture Discovery, Exploration, Enquiry and Culture

  • Design Carousel

  • Product and Furniture Specialist Skills & Progression

  • Common Challenge: Interdisciplinary Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS tariff

96 - 120

  • A level 
A minimum of two A levels, general studies accepted.   
  • International Baccalaureate
26-28 points overall.  
  • 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
MMM-DDM (any subject, preferably Art and Design).
  • BTEC National Diploma modules

If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Student Recruitment and Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC.

  • Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.
  • GCSE: Mathematics and English Language grade C.
  • Portfolios are required, ideally with face-to-face interviews. International applicants can email their portfolios, followed by a telephone or web interview. Students who can demonstrate excellent design skills and capabilities may receive improved offers.
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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