Product Design

We pride ourselves on producing student designers in their own mould. Our exceptional academic and technical staff promote freedom, experimentation and individuality in design, as students explore their own practice.

The department is embedded in industry through practice, consultancy and research and has specialisms ranging from materials to medical devices and virtual reality to robotics.

We deliver world-class research which changes people’s lives. We develop revolutionary medical products to improve people’s health. We create sustainable technologies to support developing nations, helping people make water from air and cook food in ovens powered only by the sun.

Our degree courses are renowned in industry for their quality and relevant to practice, embodied by our professional accreditations and track record in producing successful, industry-ready design graduates who are making an impact on the industry across the world.

Our academic offices and workshops are based in the Maudslay building, right in the heart of the University's City Campus. If you’re interested in visiting, studying, or working with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Featured Facility

Newton and Arkwright

The University has invested a massive £90 million in the regeneration of two Grade II* listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright, at the heart of the City Campus. Arkwright is home to our inspiring studio spaces where our students are encouraged to work collaboratively and experiment with ideas.


100% of our undergraduate product design sandwich students are in work or further study within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)


92% of undergraduate product design students are satisfied with their student experience (National Student Survey 2019)

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