MSc in Product Design
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
GBP 21,900 / per year **
31 Jul 2024*
Earliest start date
* at 23:59 UK time
** for International | £10,000 for Scotland | £10,000 for England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland
This research-driven and interdisciplinary course will teach you to design and build prototypes that challenge the way people interact with technology.
The course is an ideal launchpad if you want to enter the exciting world of creative technology. You'll examine the ways digital technologies are changing the way we live our lives, exploring big data and looking at the relationship between products, the internet and the cloud.
You’ll learn how to develop socially relevant design responses to address these real-world issues, challenging and creating conversations about the ways in which people and society interact with technologies.
This course is research-driven and interdisciplinary and you will be taught modules in both design and technology. You will collaborate with research scholars, and groups within the University, as well as with external organisations and creative practitioners.
Through this, you’ll develop new perspectives and frameworks on problem-solving, prototyping, design thinking, and making.
You’ll learn how to make highly resolved product prototypes, learning the tools and techniques for embedding technology into your products. You’ll also have access to the world-class facilities Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has to offer, which include:
- Studio space
- A general workshop
- 3d digital making facility equipped with laser cutters
- 3d printers
- CNC milling machines
- Electronics workstations
You'll learn through a variety of teaching methods, including:
- Practical work
- Online materials
Typically, teaching will happen in the studio, where staff and students will work together on specific issues and problems.
Academic support and guidance are also given through regular group tutorials and individual drop-in appointments.
Our methods of assessment include:
- Practical work
- Written assignments
- Oral presentations
These modules are an essential part of your course.
- Design Thinking: Insights to Innovation (DJ51032)
- Changing Populations (DJ51036)
- Creative Technologies (DJ51037)
- Service Prototyping (DJ52010)
- Studio Practice: Independent Project (DJ52031)
- Research Through Design (DJ53010)
You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.
- Masters Placement (DJ53014)
- Top 15 in the UK for Product Design- Guardian University Guide 2024
- 2nd in Scotland for Product Design- Guardian University Guide 2023
Program Tuition Fee
Graduates have gone on to have successful careers in fields such as:
- Creative industries
- Consumer product design
- Medical products
- Mechanical engineering design
- Design and project management
- Service design
- Independent design consultancies in the uk and abroad