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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

80

% applicants receiving offers

24%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
80

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

24%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

BA Product Design believes product design solutions should meet the wants and needs of real people. Widely recognised externally as an environment in which rigorous thinking generates creative, commercially relevant work, this course gives you the intellectual, academic and subject-specific skills you need to define your own professional practice. Youâ??ll undertake projects in direct contact with relevant industrial contacts and social enterprises including Heinz, Procter and Gamble, Nokia and Alessi. Our lecturers and alumni have been associated with the production of ground-breaking including the first production laptop, the original London Routemaster bus, and the Apple iPhone. We have produced more Royal Designers for Industry in the subject than any other undergraduate course in the world. The course has been recognised for world-class excellence by the Queenâ??s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education 2013. The course is taught at Central Saint Martins, Kingâ??s Cross.

Modules

3 closely interrelated areas of study: Design Studies; technical studies; and contextual studies. In addition students study bigger picture unit; and personal and professional development.

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Kings Cross campus

An art college and cultural centre in one, Central Saint Martins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates. Fundamental to study at the College are experimentation, innovation, risk-taking, questioning and discovery, within a highly supportive learning environment. Our amazing new campus is at Kings Cross, London.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 72%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
53% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
328 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are design occupations

30%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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