Product Design at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

Product designers create the products, services and experiences that we use in our daily life. If you are creative and care about shaping our future relationships with artefacts and technology, then product design offers you a doorway to an exciting, ever evolving discipline that shapes people’s lives for the better. Our teachers don’t just teach. They’re collaborators, constantly encouraging you to develop your own unique design style. We’ll plug you into the industry from day one; you’ll be pushing live briefs to the edge of your imagination as you explore the needs of users, markets, and manufacturers. You’ll create with your mind, your hands, and cutting-edge software. You’ll learn how designers guide projects as visionaries and leaders, and as the glue between specialists. You’ll be part of a studio culture that builds confidence through community, developing your work from preliminary sketches to fully functioning prototypes. Through placements, competitions and exhibitions, you’ll have the chance to meet and impress some of the biggest names in the game. We’ve built this course in consultation with product design’s most influential employers. We know what they want, and that’s what we teach: with hard work and creative bravery, you could be following our global network of alumni to the likes of Adidas, Puma, Sony, Speedo, the BBC, Habitat, MADE.COM, and Matter. Key Features

  • Professional Accreditation | Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content. It also means you can become a student member of the CSD for free whilst studying.
  • Live Projects | You’ll work on live project briefs with real industry clients. We’ve already welcomed the likes of Nestlé, PepsiCo, W'innovate, Herman Miller and Speedo onto the course, and that list of big-time industry partners is growing all the time.
  • Exhibitions and Shows | Exhibit and get yourself noticed! Events like New Designers and NTU’s annual Degree Show are annual fixtures in the product design calendar, and our grads have won big at external competitions like the Starpack Awards and Student Design Innovation Awards.
Key Statistics
  • Top 2 Ranking | NTU is 2nd for number of UG students studying Design studies (HESA 2021/22).
  • Top 2 Ranking | NTU is the 2nd most sustainable university in the world (UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2023).
  • Student Satisfaction | 94% of Product Design Sandwich students are positive about the teaching on their course (NSS 2023).


Throughout the course, modules will cover a variety of subjects, a few examples include: Introduction to Design, Design for Markets, Users & Manufacture, Advanced Design Communications, Exploring Design Futures and Commercial Project. To view the full list of modules, visit the course page:

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Designers, Chartered Society of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Student Outcomes

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Product Design at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS