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Product Design (including a Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Imaginatively explore the endless possibilities of design as you discover how to develop new products to meet the complex challenges of society.

Course overview

Product Design is a rapidly developing area of design, with new processes emerging in response to new materials, technologies, ecology issues and economic development. Product Design at Chester is a hands-on experience, set in a welcoming studio environment with ample tutor contact time and technical support.

Why study this course with us?

The programme places importance on developing your idea generation and experimentation through physical and digital making skills, to produce creative and imaginative design solutions. We have a playful approach to media, materials and processes within a friendly creative community, all aimed at helping you develop your individuality as you progress through the programme. On a more cerebral level, you will consider the social, economic and ethical concerns relating to the production of designed objects and user experiences.

We have excellent links with commercial product businesses such as Evoke Creative, Unilever, Zest for Leisure and Silver Lining all of which enable us to set live briefs and work alongside industry professionals. With industry standard CAD facilities and a new 3D printing suite, alongside traditional workshop facilities we are able to prototype product solutions to a professional standard.

We will help you acquire the confidence to push the boundaries of this exciting and constantly developing area and explore the entrepreneurial possibilities of your ideas within the creative economy.

Job prospects

Graduates from the Product Design programme are equipped to work in a variety of career paths as product design is required in a wide range of manufacturing industries. There are specific product design agencies throughout the UK but most importantly any company bringing new ideas into development will require a product designer’s skills in their team.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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9,250per year

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

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 86 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    118 53%

    63rd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    33rd

    49

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