• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Product and Furniture Design (Hons) at the De Montfort University will encourage you to make bold challenges to convention. You’ll study the functional and market-led requirements of product and furniture design, looking at ergonomics, aesthetics and usability.

Specific areas include visual language, branding, user-centred design, computer-aided design (CAD), 3D design and modelling, and design cultures. You’ll learn about sustainability and examine the development of socially conscious products that, through their technical specification, reduce waste and conserve energy.

Key features

  • Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers – this enables you to work towards membership.
  • Gain professional experience with placement opportunities that have seen our students work at renowned names such as Marshalls Street Furniture, BMW and Howdens.
  • We’ll champion your ideas and support you as you pursue opportunities to strengthen your portfolio and grow your confidence by entering national and international competitions. Our students have won prestigious prizes from Seymourpowell and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking. You will have access to workshops focusing on wood, metal and plastics, utilising facilities including the newest innovations in additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping equipment
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, Mamas & Papas, Ponti Design Studio and Mous.

Graduate careers

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of areas within industrial product design including marketing, industrial design consultancy, user experience consultancy and project planning, product design and furniture design. Recent employers include Jaguar Land Rover, Mamas & Papas, Sixteen3 and Vax.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Principles of Design
  • CAD for Product Designers 
  • Visual Communication
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Design Cultures 
  • Workshop Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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General Requirements

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 112 points from at least 2 A-levels and including grade C in Art and Design or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM in an Art and Design related subject or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points including Art and Design
  • Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

    Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit in Art and Design and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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