This course has a world-wide reputation for producing top-class designers, offering them the opportunity to innovate, create, explore and develop in an exciting atmosphere supported by experienced, professional staff.
Product Design offers a range of skills that can be applied to all areas of creating products for people to use. Our specialist areas include consumer product design, industrial product design, and design for sports products and toys. Our graduates work at the cutting edge of product design generating new concepts and innovations for home and professional items.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
We have a long record of producing graduates who are influential designers in a wide range of fields. By the time you graduate you will be used to working pro-actively, working in teams, and meeting deadlines and targets by contributing your own ideas and developing the ideas of others.
With the academic knowledge you will acquire on the course, and a year out in an industry setting, you will be well prepared to start a career in product design.
Students on the four year course have the option of undertaking a professional work placement.
The financial considerations of University study are of course, important, and it would be natural to worry about the possibility of having to face unexpected hidden extras. At Coventry University there is an absolute commitment to ensuring everything is clearly communicated in advance.
In each course description you will find what is included in the fees, what is not, and if there are any possible additional extras, a projection of what the possible costs would be.
The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university. The key: developing and enhancing students' employabilityand delivering a serious competitive advantage in the jobs market. At Coventry, that starts right from the beginning.
The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very broad range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.
Students have the opportunity to apply for placements in industry with the benefit of the departments well established associations and contacts. Those taking the four year course, which includes the Professional Enhancement Year, have the opportunity to apply for longer placements lasting for varying periods of time that may be in the UK or overseas.
Through exchange and commercial partners, we have placed and supported students in international design internships. For example, students who have specialised in the toy industry have obtained design experience in Hong Kong and China. The department has a wide network of former students who are active in expanding our international design associations.
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.
The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures
EU £8280; Overseas £10560;Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
This course offers the options of a three year BA (Hons) degree or four year MDes or BA (Hons) degree that include the third year `Professional Enhancement´.
On the first year of the course you will learn 2D and 3D techniques for generating, developing and communicating innovative product design ideas using manual and digital media supported by historical, environmental and technological contextual studies.
During the second year you will focus on your own particular strengths and interests. Learning will involve branding and design for different market places, and you will learn how to evaluate your work in relation to identified objectives.
The final year of the three year BA (Hons) degree involves your entering a national competition, followed by your major project. Students are expected to exhibit in our prestigious Degree Show.
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.
IELTS band : 6
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5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
A-Levels: CCC to include at least one Art or Design subject
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMM in an Art and Design subject
The Access Diploma: 60 credits to include 45 credits at level 3. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.
International Baccalaureate: 27 points in the IB Diploma to include Art and Design at Higher level.
English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview and portfolio review.
No work experience is required.
"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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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 Coventry University.