What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers62%
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.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
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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So, if you want to join them in shaping the future of design and the world in which we live, bring your passion and hands-on approach to Northumbria. You will learn how to use your individuality to create unique design solutions that tackle everyday problems. Studying in a friendly and competitive studio-based environment, you will have access to industry-standard technology including the latest CNC and 3D printing machinery. You will have the option to work across a range of mediums including sketching and model making and gain experience prototyping interactive designs. Through placements and project briefs you will have the chance to work with global brands giving you realworld experience to prepare you for life after graduation. Recent partnerships have included Unilever, Diageo, Orange and British Airways. Through these collaborations you will get the opportunity to work alongside leading design consultancies such as Native, Forpeople and Seymourpowell.
Year 1: Guidance in design; contemporary influences on design 1; design communication; industrial design theory; industrial design practice 1; introduction to the history of design. Year 2: Computer-aided industrial design 1; contemporary influences on design 2; industrial design practice 2 and 3; industrial design work placement 1; technology, culture and design after 1900. Year 3: Computer-aided industrial design 2; contemporary influences dissertation preparation; industrial design practice 4 and 5; industrial design work placement 2; design history dissertation preparation. Year 4: Contemporary influences dissertation presentation; industrial design practice competition; critical justification and appraisal (DFI); design major project; design history dissertation presentation 2; graduate enterprise.
At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?