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Course summary

Our creative and business-focused course gives you the freedom to explore the endless possibilities of design and equips you with the skills for industry, enabling you to develop innovative products that make a difference. This course looks to the future, so you will learn about rapidly developing design processes, emerging new materials and cutting-edge technologies. Through industry-led briefs you will consider the environmental, social and economic concerns of today and propose solutions for our changing world. Product Design at Chester is a hands-on experience with a high level of one-to-one contact time and technical support. We place importance on human-centred design thinking, idea generation and experimentation with a deliberate balance between the physical and digital worlds. We encourage a playful approach to materials to produce imaginative design solutions that are commercially viable. Our friendly, creative community provides support and treats you as an individual. Our staff come from the design industry and have excellent links with commercial partners. This enables us to set live briefs so that students work alongside design professionals and have a path to graduate design jobs. You will acquire the confidence to push the boundaries and explore the entrepreneurial possibilities of your ideas within the creative economy. Our industry standard CAD facilities and 3D printing suite complement the traditional workshops, which are supported by skilled technical staff for hands-on development and experimentation. You can see what we do on Instagram: @productdesign.chester


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Assessment method

Assessment methods may include: individual creative projects; project/research journals; production notebooks; sketchbooks; project rationales; strategic planning documents; material samples and mood boards; project presentations; written essays; individual and group practical projects; and personal development planning.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised along with a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. Normally, a successful portfolio review and interview is required for all applicants applying to Level 4, 5 or 6 of the programme.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Product Design at University of Chester - UCAS