Product Design and Technology at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

The Product Design and Technology BSc (Hons) degree is a trans-disciplinary course that sets out to educate and energise the next generation of product designers. Its primary aim is to teach skills that enable the definition of new product opportunities, defined through applied research, tested through working prototypes, and detailed in terms of design for manufacture. The course is underpinned by the concept of responsible design, which is embodied through the consideration of ethical interaction with users and clients, and product design which is inclusive and sustainable. Teaching takes a technologically innovative approach to the design and creation of beautiful, ingenious, functional, and viable products, developing students to become responsible designers who can establish technology-focused, creative responses across both creative and engineering domains. This accredited course takes a technologically innovative approach to the design and creation of beautiful, ingenious, and functional products. It is well suited to students who are excited at the prospect of utilising modern technology for the creation of contemporary design solutions.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied and include the following methods: design projects and case studies; workshop and lab logbooks, sketchbooks, and development folios; mid and hi-fidelity physical and digital prototypes; presentation boards; research and design reports; in class and online tests; and verbal presentations.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


An interview gives applicants the opportunity to visit the Design School, meet staff and students, see facilities and gain an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application and also a portfolio submission, design task and interview (online interview for non-UK based applicants) in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £27250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27250 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Product Design and Technology at Loughborough University - UCAS