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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.33k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 9.33k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    Everywhere you turn, virtually everything you use, the things you own, the things you drive, things you covet; a designer has had his or her hands on it. Why are some products or vehicles so much more desirable, innovative and successful than others? You have your suspicions, because you are an ideas person with a passion for problem solving and innovation, and you would love to put those ideas into practice - whatever the product - mobile phones, watches, scooters, headphones, sunglasses, mascara wands, perfume bottles, fitness monitors, sustainable packaging, sports trainers.The list is endless.

    This award winning course is just what you have been seeking. Its aim is to help you to become a professional designer capable of realising your creative design ideas as an employee or through your own creative enterprise. You will develop the technical know-how to identify problems, develop ideas both physically and digitally and produce finalised designs for mass production. The course has a vocational emphasis based on long established industry links, which results in valuable exposure to live commercial projects, and which underpins an excellent graduate career record. In addition the course has a global presence through its unique association with INDEX: Design to Improve Life

    Award winning course:

    • 2012 New Designers: Wilkinson Design Award for Product Design
    • 2011 New Designers: Wilkinson Design Award for Product Design
    • 2011 Design Innovation in Plastics - Two Finalists
    • 2011 RSA Design Award-Finalist
    • 2010 Northern Design Competition - Two Finalists
    • 2010 Design Innovation in Plastics - Finalist
    • 2010 RSA Design Ward-Finalist
    • 2009 Design Innovation in Plastics - Three Finalists
    • 2009 Northern Design Competition - overall winner for Product Design
    • 2009 RSA Design Award-Finalist
    • 2007 RSA Design Award Winner - Sustainable Packaging
    • 2007 Bisque Radiator Design Award Finalist

    Career opportunities

    The broad nature of the course, coupled with experience gained in industry, results in high graduate employment within a wide range of manufacturing or consultancy organisations. Outside the practice of design itself, design management, product management and marketing management positions are also available to you. Recent employers of our graduates include Antler, Black and Decker, Kenwood, Adidas, Dyson, Johnson&Johnson and Lego. Alternatively, the course team and the University's new 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (BIC) can support you to realise the true commercial value of your 'patented' designs through a creative enterprise start-up.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • EUR 9330 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 9330 Year (Non-EEA)

    In 2013/14, the tuition fee for students at the University of Huddersfield will be £7,950*. Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations.

    Start date September 2015 23 / 09 / 2013 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    You will develop a range of skills such as, drawing, physical model making, computer aided rapid prototyping, backed up with technical and contextual learning.

    Students experience a common Year 1 programme and choose, with staff help, which pathway to follow (BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) at the start of Year 2. Both routes integrate an optional, though strongly recommended, 48-week work experience period prior to commencing your final year. These courses receive excellent feedback when we exhibit at the annual New Designers exhibition in London and in the 2011/12 National Student Survey with 96% student satisfaction with the course.

    Year 1 - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons)

    • Creative Thinking for 3D Design

    • Digital and Visual Communication

    • Design Context Studies

    Year 2 - BA(Hons)

    • 3D Design Projects Stage 2

    • Behavioural and Cultural Issues

    • Materials, Manufacturing and Digital Technologies

    • Professional Practice Awareness

    Year 2 - BSc(Hons)

    • 3D Design Projects Stage 2

    • Advanced Computing and Technology Studies

    • Innovation Detail Design and Specification Development

    • Professional Practice Awareness

    Year 3 sandwich - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons)

    • Work Placement

    Year 3 full-time/Year 4 sandwich

    • Major Project - Product Design

    • Research and Development

    • Technical Module

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • BBB at A level (or equivalent)
    • DMM – DDM BTEC National
    • Pass in Diploma Foundation studies in Art and Design combined with A level or BTEC National points to an equivalent of 300 points

    Passes in GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above are also required.
    Strong emphasis will be placed on the quality of your portfolio and a satisfactory interview.

    Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Huddersfield.

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