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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Learn the skills you need to become a product, furniture or industrial designer.- Experience BA and BSc design projects in first year before selecting your award route.- Work on projects with well-known companies.- Discover your career pathway through thematic projects that will make you work-ready, enterprising and globally engaged.On this creative design course you learn to design consumer products or furniture-related products that are original, attractive, usable and functional. The degree is informed by professional practice and focuses on preparing you for professional employment in the creative industries. You develop knowledge, practical and technical transferable hard and soft skills which lead to careers ranging from design-maker, product designer, furniture designer, entrepreneur and technical designer.**How you learn**The first year is common to both BA and BSc Product Design students, from the second year you can choose to study for a BA or a BSc to reflect your chosen career path. On the BA you will learn to take creative risks and produce considered, manufacturable, user-centred designs. The BSc develops advanced technical and design skills in new product innovation and digital technologies.**You learn through**- studio-based design projects- technical workshops- lectures and seminars- authentic work experiences and placements- live design projects (where appropriate)- field trips- presentations- critique and feedback**Applied learningWork placements**You have the opportunity to arrange a placement year in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.You can work for one company for the whole placement, or for several companies to create a diverse portfolio of experiences. Previous students have secured placements with Design Futures, Morphy Richards, and Lowe Alpine, BDP Lighting, Ocee Design and Mazda Europe.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject such as Art, Design or Graphics). For example:BBC at A Level.DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.


University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%



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