What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers81%
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 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
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
If you’re creative and you’d like to explore how your ideas could have real impact in the world, our Product Design BA/BSc(Hons) course gives you the chance to develop the skills to become an enterprising professional designer. So much goes into a finished product. The initial sketch, physical model making, prototyping, digital visualisation and animation. We’ll give you the chance to explore every element so you get to develop a range of design skills and competencies. While you’re working on the practical side, we’ll also encourage you to think about how to research a product, and what goes into product development and manufacturing. You'll acquire listening skills to identify gaps in the market, people's frustrations with everyday tasks and existing products and develop ideas to solve them. We believe design can improve people's lives, aiding an individual or community's wellbeing. Whether you’re designing solutions physically or digitally, in sketch form or 3D, we’ll focus on end results that are capable of being mass-produced. Our industry links could help you get started on your career too. We focus on commercial product design, and give you the chance to experience real design challenges set by businesses or design organisations. This can offer opportunities to win prestigious design awards and even for your design solutions to be licenced. For example, one recent student designed an innovative clothes hanger that is now used in a major high street store. You’ll be able to showcase your creative talents and show potential employers your skills. That could be a real asset when it comes to finding employment as a professional designer. Both the BA(Hons) and the BSc(Hons) routes of the course have the same programme for the first year. After that you’ll be able to choose which way to go in the second year, and our staff are on hand to help you make your decision. The BA(Hons) route is designed to help you gain the experience needed to work in large companies, where you’ll be working alongside technical staff and engineers and using your creative, visual and artistic skills to help develop products.
Year 1 - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Core modules: Creative Thinking for Product Design; Digital and Visual Communication; Design Context Studies. Year 2 -BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Core modules: Commercial Product Design; Professional Practice Awareness; Plus either: BA(Hons) core modules: Behavioural and Cultural Issues; Materials, Manufacturing and Digital Technologies; Or: BSc(Hons) core modules: Advanced Computing and Technology Studies; Innovation Detail Design and Specification Development. Year 3 - optional placement year - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Work Placement - You should spend a total of 48 weeks in a suitable work placement between the end of Year 2 and the beginning of Year 4. This period can be made up of one period with a single company/organisation or several periods with various companies/organisations. The placement will be monitored and you will be assessed on your performance during the work placement. Final Year - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Core modules: Major Project - Product Design; Responsible Research and Innovation; New Product Development Report.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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