Course Introduction

This programme focuses on design thinking, research methods and the development of management, leadership and change management skills. In addition to operational management they also focus on design thinking approaches to organisational change, behavioural change and transformation programmes. This includes: rapid prototyping (an increasingly important operational aspect of the design process); business start up; team building and team dynamics; and the more strategic area of new business model development.

Course Modules

Modules include: cultural and contextual design studies; practical application of design thinking in design management; managing design in a global society and economy; professional practice in management and consulting; strategic design and innovation; studio practice; major project.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Design - MDes £9,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Design - MDes £15,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Design - MDes £4,500 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area. Applicants applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the chosen subject area. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in each section.