Product Design BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

We believe in teaching you to challenge ideas of functionality, aesthetics, materials, sustainability, social contexts and ethics so that you can design products that work and make a difference to society. This mindset will be put into practice with industry projects and contemporary technologies.

Course

Highlights

  • Degree show to showcase your work.
  • Guaranteed paid internship*.
  • International competition briefs including Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and Design and Art Direction (D&AD).

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Art Degree Show

Final year students display their work at the Art Degree Show. Our students have delivered some stunning designs – below you will see an example of this work and the students who made it possible. To view images of student Product Design work view the Flickr account or watch this video of our students at the show in 2015.

Course Details

Creative and original design is built on the marriage of visual and technical considerations. We will teach you these skills throughout your course, developing and nurturing them through studio-based, practical problem solving activities.

Our course team are dedicated to working with you on an individual basis so that your learning experience is personalised and tailored to you.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The field of design incorporates a wide range of careers. Recent graduates are now working as product designers, exhibition professionals and graphic professionals. You could also go onto higher qualifications through Knowledge Transfer Schemes, putting you at the centre of a creative organistion and building links between academic and business expertise.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, applicants are expected to have studied an Art, Design, Design Technology, Product Design or related subject in an A-level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification. We will also accept a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work. International students may submit their portfolio electronically. Students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto Stage Two or Three of the BSc Product Design programme.

If you would like to make an application as a Home or EU student, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

Course Content

  • Contextual Studies 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: 3DD1009
    Core Module Y
  • Design Project 1 (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: 3DD1005
    Core Module Y
  • Materials and Processes 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: 3DD1044
    Core Module Y
  • Professional Practice 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: 3DD1022
    Core Module Y
  • Visual Studies 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: 3DD1007
    Core Module Y
  • Form and Colour 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: 3DD1054
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Student Stories

Product Design student wins prestigious industry prize

A toy designed by Christopher Doyle, a third year BSc Product Design student, has won a prestigious prize in the Royal Society of Arts’ (RSA) Student Design Awards.

Christopher’s design, ‘Morty’, is a multifunctional educational toy which incorporates packaging and up-cycling of household waste as a part of the play experience. The entry included a full design proposal and a professional presentation to a competition panel at the RSA Headquarters in London

Read more about this story here. There has also been interest in the local media, with articles in the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, and Northants Herald & Post.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
International Foundation Fees: £9,800

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000
International Foundation Fees: £9,400

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 05/12/2018

  • We believe in teaching you to challenge ideas of functionality, aesthetics, materials, sustainability, social contexts and ethics so that you can design products that work and make a difference to society. This mindset will be put into practice with industry projects and contemporary technologies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Degree show to showcase your work.
    • Guaranteed paid internship*.
    • International competition briefs including Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and Design and Art Direction (D&AD).

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Creative and original design is built on the marriage of visual and technical considerations. We will teach you these skills throughout your course, developing and nurturing them through studio-based, practical problem solving activities.

    Our course team are dedicated to working with you on an individual basis so that your learning experience is personalised and tailored to you.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Art Degree Show

    Final year students display their work at the Art Degree Show. Our students have delivered some stunning designs – below you will see an example of this work and the students who made it possible. To view images of student Product Design work view the Flickr account or watch this video of our students at the show in 2015.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      The field of design incorporates a wide range of careers. Recent graduates are now working as product designers, exhibition professionals and graphic professionals. You could also go onto higher qualifications through Knowledge Transfer Schemes, putting you at the centre of a creative organistion and building links between academic and business expertise.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, applicants are expected to have studied an Art, Design, Design Technology, Product Design or related subject in an A-level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification. We will also accept a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

    Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work. International students may submit their portfolio electronically. Students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto Stage Two or Three of the BSc Product Design programme.

    If you would like to make an application as a Home or EU student, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Contextual Studies 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: 3DD1009
      Core Module Y
    • Design Project 1 (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: 3DD1005
      Core Module Y
    • Materials and Processes 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: 3DD1044
      Core Module Y
    • Professional Practice 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: 3DD1022
      Core Module Y
    • Visual Studies 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: 3DD1007
      Core Module Y
    • Form and Colour 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: 3DD1054
      Core Module Y
    • Product Design student wins prestigious industry prize

      A toy designed by Christopher Doyle, a third year BSc Product Design student, has won a prestigious prize in the Royal Society of Arts’ (RSA) Student Design Awards.

      Christopher’s design, ‘Morty’, is a multifunctional educational toy which incorporates packaging and up-cycling of household waste as a part of the play experience. The entry included a full design proposal and a professional presentation to a competition panel at the RSA Headquarters in London

      Read more about this story here. There has also been interest in the local media, with articles in the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, and Northants Herald & Post.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    International Foundation Fees: £9,800

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000
    International Foundation Fees: £9,400

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour