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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Winchester School of Art

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Convert your creative ideas into business success and use the power of design and innovation in a corporate context. This MA Design Management will teach you how to understand, manage and oversee the process of design in all aspects of business. Providing you with a huge range of career opportunities.

This course will suit a graduate or professional who wants to excel in design and business.

Throughout this design management master's course you’ll develop essential workplace skills and put your learning into practice. You’ll take part in mini projects, including auditing the user experience of digital services and looking at brand design for a range of organisations. In a sophisticated group marketing simulation workshop you’ll invent a company, design and sell a product, then use customer and market feedback to review and develop this.

You’ll be taught by a variety of design management specialists who’ll involve you in their research to enhance your learning. They’ll help you develop original ideas to negotiate and co-create with designers, marketers, financiers, lawyers, and clients.

Studying as a design management postgraduate with us will give you access to strong links with a range of industries. External practitioners regularly give lectures and run workshops, where you can see how design management theory applies to real life business scenarios and get a chance to network.

This degree covers:

marketing and branding
service, process, and product design
customer experience design
project and risk management

Careers

Our graduates often go on to managerial and executive roles in creative and business industries. They work with design teams at major companies such as Apple, Evian, Tank Innovation, iFLY TEK. Others have become university lecturers, are undertaking PhDs, or are self-employed.

From this course you could develop a career in:

  • design, service, product management
  • business strategy
  • marketing or brand management
  • account handling and management
  • consultancy
  • market research

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

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    154 69%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    62nd

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    / Max 209
    148 68%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    13th

    10

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