a product design and innovation student constructs a model crane using laser cut plywood
UCAS Code
H771
Mode of Study
Full-time, Full-time sandwich with work placement
Duration
3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich with work placement
Start Date
September 2020
Accredited
Yes

Overview

Why is that phone handset that particular shape? How does that bagless vacuum cleaner work?

If you're creative, fascinated by the how and why of the objects you use every day, and get a kick out of solving problems, this BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation degree course will feed your curiosity and set you up for a career in creating and designing products.

You'll delve into the theories and methodologies you can use to create and improve the products we use. You'll unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life in efficient and cost-effective ways.

You'll graduate from this degree course able to work in areas such as product design, design management, consultancy, engineering, marketing and graphic design.

Accredited by:

This course is accredited as fulfilling the requirements for membership and Registered Product Designer status (RProdDes) of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). It's also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for Incorporated Engineer status (IEng).

95% Graduates in work or further study (Unistats data on DLHE, 2017)

TEF Gold Teaching Excellence Framework

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Use sophisticated computer software and rapid prototyping equipment to design new products and improve existing ones
  • Learn the fundamentals of illustration, computer-aided illustration, computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing technology
  • Have access to our 3D printing facilities
  • Learn how to use professional software including Photoshop, AutoCad, Creo, and Keyshot
  • Get the opportunity to put your new skills into practice on client projects through our links with professional organisations and design centres
The BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation degree course shares a common first year with our BSc (Hons) Industrial Design degree course. This allows you to finalise your course selection at the end of your 1st academic year. The difference between this course and our Industrial Design course is that from the second year, you will concentrate more on product centred design subjects such as intellectual property, marketing and modern materials and processes.

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you'll be eligible for membership of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

What can you do with a Product Design and Innovation degree?

Armed with the expertise and knowledge you develop on this course, you'll be set for a career in fields such as:

  • computer-aided design (CAD)
  • visualisation
  • product data management
  • project management
  • manufacturing
  • research and development

What jobs can you do with a Product Design and Innovation degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • product design engineer
  • CAD designer
  • design manager

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules

What you’ll do

You’ll analyse the mechanical, electrical and material properties of some simple household goods that will form the basis for the redesign of a product using industry specific illustration software.

You’ll also develop an understanding of the evolution of domestic products over time and challenges for the future in the design of such items, including sustainability.

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Analyse engineered domestic products in terms of evolution over time including social and cultural functions, style, aesthetics, ergonomics, use and sustainability
  • Describe the interfaces between design, materials, and manufacturing including different methods of manufacture required for the production of engineered domestic products, their cost, and volume relativity
  • Translate a drawing of a redesigned household product into a 2D computer illustration demonstrating consideration of aesthetics and ergonomics
  • Apply criteria for decision making about colour and typography in computer illustration
Teaching activities
  • 11 x 1-hour lectures
  • 11 x 1-hour tutorials
  • 12 x 2-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 154 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1,500-word coursework project (50% of final mark)
  • a coursework project (50% of final mark)

What you’ll do

You’ll develop a knowledge of health and safety implications and how health and safety applies specifically in the school's workshop. You’ll develop good communication skills, and extend this to data, as well as written and oral presentations.

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Illustrate and communicate information and data in an electronic document
  • Retrieve information from a variety of sources; present information effectively in a variety of formats; organise their time effectively to make best use of university resources
  • Have a basic interpretation of the relevance of engineering and design activities and their interaction with business processes, appreciate competition and the need for leadership, ethics, quality and performance improvement
  • Demonstrate understanding of health and safety protocols and practices
Teaching activities
  • 8 x 1-hour practical classes and workshops
  • 12 x 2-hour lectures
  • 10 x 1-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 158 hours studying independently. This is around 9 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1,000-word coursework project (25% of final mark)
  • a 45-minute exam (25% of final mark)
  • a 1,000-word report (50% of final mark)

What you'll do

You’ll explore all important graphic communication starting with hand drawings to British standards, continuing with 2D computer aided design.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Communicate technical information via manual and computer aided techniques with sketches, detail and assembly drawings
  • Use design tools to produce a conceptual mode
Teaching activities
  • 11 x 2-hour lectures
  • 11 x 2-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 156 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.""

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1-hour exam (50% of final mark)
  • a coursework project (50% of final mark)

What you'll do

You'll explore how concept drawings and models of product designs are one of the quickest and most effective means of describing early ideas. You’ll explore this using hand sketching, preliminary computer aided design (CAD) modelling, research, simple prototyping, and rendering of concepts.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Develop hand drawing skills for graphic communication
  • Utilise preliminary computer aided design (CAD) techniques
  • Record and present ideas and design developments in a professional manner
  • Interpret design briefs, research core elements, and communicate ideas effectively
Teaching activities
  • 46 hours of supervised time in a studio/workshop
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 154 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a coursework project (100% of final mark)

What you'll do

You’ll look at the structure of materials and its characteristic, identification and selection of different materials and their basic manufacturing techniques.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • To analyse and carry out effective materials and manufacturing selection from knowledge of the product functions and operating environments
  • Evaluate simple mechanical and physical test methods to establish the properties of metals, polymers and ceramics, have a basic appreciation of the dependence of material properties on the different levels of internal structure ranging from the atomic scale to the macro-scale, and the effect of defects at both atomic and macro level
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the development of different micro-structures and macro-structures during processing in manufacture
  • Propose different methods for shape production from a variety of materials using various manufacturing processes
  • Select the choice of manufacturing method depending on the total quantity required, the rate or time of delivery, the assured conformance to be specified, requirements and the total cost
  • Analyse a suitable manufacturing process to meet product specifications in terms of production quantity, dimensional precision, finish and prime manufacturing cost
Teaching activities
  • 21 x 2-hour lectures
  • 4 x 1-hour tutorials
  • 8 x 1-hour practical classes and workshops
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 146 hours studying independently. This is around 9 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1,200-word coursework project (30% of final mark)
  • a 2-hour written exam (70% of final mark)

What you'll do

You’ll explore the practical, functional requirements of design that makes products operate safely, efficiently and effectively.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Understand a working knowledge of the fundamental and derived units used in technology
  • Utilise the principles underlying mechanical, thermal, fluid and electrical energy transfers, and understand the relationships between them
  • Analyse practical applications of the principles developed in the module and apply them to familiar products
Teaching activities
  • 20 x 2-hour lectures
  • 12 x 1-hour practicals (computer)
  • 8 x 1-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 140 hours studying independently. This is around 8.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1,000-word practical exercise (40% of final mark)
  • a 90-minute written exam (60% of final mark)

Year 2

Core modules

What you'll do

You’ll use this package to learn the basics of solid modelling, assemblies, surfacing techniques and finite element analysis.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Use a solid modeller to create simple parts and assemblies
  • Utilise finite elements for the analysis if simple structures
  • Apply solid and surface modelling in product design using 3D computer aided design (CAD) software
  • Examine/Explore 3D assembly models in terms of functionality and design for manufacture and communicate design (photo realistic images and technical drawings
Teaching activities
  • 46 hours of supervised time in a studio/workshop
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 154 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module."

Assessment

 On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1-hour practical coursework project (50% of final mark)
  • a 2,000-word coursework project (50% of final mark)

What you’ll do

You’ll examine the analysis of needs, development of product design specification, exploration of alternative concepts and the selection of a concept that best meets goals of performance, time-scale, and feasibility.

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Plan, collect, and analyse data and information to understand a customer’s problem
  • Write a product design specification
  • Apply problem solving strategy methods and procedures to an open ended design problem
  • Identify and interpret national and international standards detailing best practice in the management of product design
  • Present design solutions to an appropriate audience
  • Identify and interpret national and international standards detailing best practice in the management of product design
Teaching activities
  • 23 x 1-hour lectures
  • 23 x 1-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 154 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 20-minute oral assessment and presentation (20% of final mark)
  • a 3,000-word coursework project (80% of final mark)

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate techniques for translation of drawn designs to 3D physical modelling
  • Create detailed computer aided design (CAD) models, sketches, and renders of design concepts
  • Interpret design briefs, research key elements, and communicate ideas effectively
  • Record and present ideas and design developments in a professional manner
Teaching activities

46 hours of supervised time in a studio/workshop

Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 154 hours studying independently. This is around 9..5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through a coursework project (100% of final mark)

What you’ll do

You’ll examine how to identify and evaluate the capabilities and limitations of different materials and manufacturing techniques, and select them in the context of product design and innovation.

You’ll develop an understanding of the function, value and appearance of products for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Critically evaluate performances and attributes of different materials
  • Outline the relationships of materials compositions, structure, manufacturing and properties
  • Compare and contrast different manufacturing techniques for metals and polymers (shaping, joining and surface treatment processes)
  • Identify and select the materials and manufacturing process in the context of product design and innovation
Teaching activities
  • 21 x 2-hour lectures
  • 8 x 1-hour practical classes and workshops
  • 4 x 1-hour tutorials
  • 4 hours of guided independent study
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 146 hours studying independently. This is around 9 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through a 150-minute written exam (100% of final mark).

What you'll do

Part of that foundation lays in being conversant and knowledgeable about the principles of user research. In this module, you’ll initiate your own small-scale empirical study and design a product based on emerging and observed behaviours.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Initiate grounded research and collaborate in the research process for design
  • Formulate and instigate user interviews and questionnaires
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research strategies, methods and approaches
  • Generate a creative design brief, then design and develop an informed solution
Teaching activities
  • 48 hours of supervised time in a studio/workshop
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 152 hours studying independently. This is around 9 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a coursework exercise (100% of final mark)

Optional modules

What you’ll do

You'll get the opportunity to put your learning from the first two years of the degree into practice, improving your chances of securing a professional level role upon graduation.

You'll be able to apply for ENGTech registration through the IMechE on successful completion of the unit.

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate your learning, personal development and future career opportunities
  • Describe your tasks and responsibilities held in the course of (self) employment
  • Differentiate your employability as graduates, as a result of the placement experience
Teaching activities
  • 5 x 1-hour seminars
  • 195 hours of placement
Independent study time

N/A

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through a 4,000-word portfolio (100% of final mark).

What you'll do

You'll enter at the appropriate level for your existing language knowledge. If you combine this module with language study in your first or third year, you can turn this module into a certificated course that is aligned with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFRL).

What you'll learn

When you complete this module:

  • You'll have improved your linguistic skills in Arabic, British Sign Language, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, French, German or Spanish
  • You'll be prepared for Erasmus study abroad
Teaching activities
  • 12 x 2-hour seminars
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 176 hours studying independently. This is around 10 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through: 

  • coursework (100% of final mark) 

What you'll do

In this module, you’ll develop the practical skills required to analyse the combination of technology and social factors on engineered products to produce innovation and improvement of these products.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Analyse engineered products where the boundaries of technologies and social factors interact to produce innovation and improvement of these products
  • Develop analytical models of existing product control systems in order to further refine your performance
  • Evaluate basic ergonomic principles to the design process at the man/machine interface
  • Search material data sources using appropriate technical criteria and compare requirements and identify alternatives to materials used to satisfy design/manufacturing criteria including aspects of sustainability
  • Examine various techniques, processes and computer aided tools used in modern product development
Teaching activities
  • 11 x 2-hour lectures
  • 11 x 2-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 154 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1-hour coursework project (30% of final mark)
  • a 2,000-word portfolio (70% of final mark)

What you'll do

You’ll explore the combination of the aesthetic considerations of product design with the practical requirements to design the product to operate safely, efficiently and effectively, and to evaluate novel technological solutions relevant to product design.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Investigate the concepts of alternating current and apply those concepts to practical examples
  • Identify and analyse simple thermodynamics system
  • Recognise and describe different types of motors and apply knowledge to basic applications
  • Explore physical principles for fluid-dynamics and heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation and examine a number of design applications to identify and evaluate principles described in the module
  • Consolidate the principles conveyed in the unit by means of problem solving
  • Practice and identify physical principles via a lab experiment, collect experimental data and prepare a technical report
Teaching activities
  • 18 x 2-hour lectures
  • 12 x 1-hour tutorials
  • 12 x 1-hour practical classes and workshops
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 140 hours studying independently. This is around 8.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1,000-word coursework project (40% of final mark)
  • a 2-hour written exam (60% of final mark)

Year 3

Core modules

What you'll do

In this module, you’ll develop an understanding of the properties and attributes of existing and emerging materials and their manufacturing techniques as well as their social, technological, economic, and environmental significance and implications.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Compare the performances and characteristics of advanced materials and their implications on product design and innovation
  • Perform calculations to analyse properties and attributes of different advanced and modern materials
  • Outline the structures, methodologies, functions and operations of computer aided materials evaluation and advanced material analysis and characterisation techniques
  • Critically evaluate the materials durability, degradation and protection as well as their impact on environment
Teaching activities
  • 10 x 3-hour lectures
  • 2 x 2-hour practical classes and workshops
  • 2 x 2-hour tutorials
  • 4 hours of guided independent study
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 162 hours studying independently. This is around 10 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 2-hour written exam (100% of final mark)

What you’ll do

You'll study and apply theory, principles, data and methods to product design in order to optimise the overall product or system performance and the human wellbeing.

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Identify and critically appraise the essential principles of ergonomics aspects of design
  • Evaluate product design and product interfaces for safety, fitness to purpose and efficiency when controlled and operated by humans
  • Apply physical and psychological factors for best product design
  • Evaluate/simulate human responses with regard to the use of a product
Teaching activities
  • 12 x 2-hour lectures
  • 12 x 2-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 152 hours studying independently. This is around 9 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 1,500-word coursework project (30% of final mark)
  • a 2,500-word coursework project (70% of final mark)

What you’ll do

Your project will come from an extensive list provided by academic staff, or suggested by yourself. You'll develop planning and self-management techniques, as well as the skills for activities that require a solution, investigation or analysis.

What you’ll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Organise, plan and schedule a comprehensive task demonstrating competency in conducting research, design and/or development incorporating project management skills within time and resource constraints
  • Conduct a substantial problem-solving activity requiring measures of analysis, synthesis, creativity and decision-making, reflecting technical skills gained through the degree programme
  • Confidently present and communicate information by written report, visual display and oral presentation demonstrating competence in critical thinking and evaluation
Teaching activities
  • 6 x 1-hour lectures
  • 12 hours of project supervision
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 382 hours studying independently. This is around 11.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through a 10,000-word portfolio (100% of final mark).

What you'll do

On this module you'll critically appraise your work, create a portfolio of design work and professional present it as if for a prospective employer, preparing you for entry into the design world. 

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Critically evaluate your own designs and create a portfolio to a professional standard
  • Evaluate and justify intellectual property protections to apply to a product
  • Critically appraise relevant sales material for a chosen product showing market awareness
Teaching activities
  • 46 hours of supervised time in a studio/workshop
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 154 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a portfolio project (50% of final mark)
  • a 2,500-word report (50% of final mark)

What you'll do

You'll also learn about the technologies and innovations that might lead to improvements in industry.

What you'll learn

When you complete this module successfully, you'll be able to:

  • Identify, calculate and analyse the environmental improvement and economic benefits coming from the application of environmental management tools and methodologies
  • Critically analyse global environmental issues, as well as national and international responses
  • Apply sustainable development principles to the practice of engineering, the improvement of efficiency, and the development and implementation of innovations, to reduce the environmental impact of industrial production and processes
  • Review major environmental consequences arising from human activity, and discuss the responsibilities of technologists with regard to sustainable development and business processes such as competition and the need for leadership, ethics, quality and performance improvement
  • Critically evaluate materials (their selection, use and substitutes) and manufacturing processes for engineering materials, using life cycle analysis
  • Critically analyse, formulate and manage constraints in manufacturing operations due to legislation, hazard and risk
Teaching activities
  • 22 x 1-hour lectures
  • 18 x 1-hour tutorials
Independent study time

We recommend you spend at least 160 hours studying independently. This is around 9.5 hours a week over the duration of the module.

Assessment

On this module, you'll be assessed through:

  • a 2,000-word coursework report (40% of final mark)
  • a 90-minute written exam (60% of final mark)

I like the way our course allows students to have their own independence.

Felicity Fuller, Product Design Student

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations and multiple choice tests
  • coursework and portfolio
  • case studies
  • practical tests
  • presentations

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials (personal and academic)
  • laboratory work
  • project work
  • computer-aided design (CAD) system activity
  • open access study

How you'll spend your time

A typical week

We recommend you spend at least 35 hours a week studying for your BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation degree. In your first year, you’ll be in timetabled teaching activities such as lectures, tutorials, practical classes and supervised workshop time for about 12 hours a week. The rest of the time you’ll do independent study such as research, reading, coursework and project work, alone or in a group with others from your course. You'll probably do more independent study and have less scheduled teaching in years 2 and 3, but this depends on which modules you choose.

Most timetabled teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. Optional field trips may involve evening and weekend teaching or events. There’s usually no teaching on Wednesday afternoons.

One of the main differences between school or college and university is how much control you have over your learning.

At university, as well as spending time in timetabled teaching activities such as lectures, seminars and tutorials, you’ll do lots of independent study with support from our staff when you need it.

Term times

The academic year runs from September to early June with breaks at Christmas and Easter. It's divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:

  • September to December – teaching block 1
  • January – assessment period 1
  • January to May – teaching block 2 (includes Easter break)
  • May to June – assessment period 2

Extra learning support

The amount of timetabled teaching you'll get on your degree might be less than what you're used to at school or college, but you'll also get face-to-face support from teaching and support staff when you need it. These include the following people and services:

Personal tutor

Your personal tutor helps you make the transition to independent study and gives you academic and personal support throughout your time at university.

As well as regular scheduled meetings with your personal tutor, they're also available at set times during the week if you want to chat with them about anything that can't wait until your next meeting.

Learning support tutors

You'll have help from a team of faculty learning support tutors. They can help you improve and develop your academic skills and support you in any area of your study in one-on-one and group sessions.

They can help you:

  • master the mathematics skills you need to excel on your course
  • understand engineering principles and how to apply them in any engineering discipline
  • solve computing problems relevant to your course
  • develop your knowledge of computer programming concepts and methods relevant to your course
  • understand and use assignment feedback

Laboratory support

All our labs and practical spaces are staffed by qualified laboratory support staff. They’ll support you in scheduled lab sessions and can give you one-to-one help when you do practical research projects.

Academic skills support

As well as support from faculty staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

If you have a disability or need extra support, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) will give you help, support and advice.

Library support

Library staff are available in person or by email, phone or online chat to help you make the most of the University’s library resources. You can also request one-to-one appointments and get support from a librarian who specialises in your subject area.

The library is open 24 hours a day, every day, in term time.

Maths and stats support

The Maths Cafe offers advice and assistance with mathematical skills in a friendly, informal environment. You can come to our daily drop-in sessions, develop your maths skills at a workshop or use our online resources.

Support with English

If English isn't your first language, you can do one of our English language courses to improve your written and spoken English language skills before starting your degree. Once you're here, you can take part in our free English for Academic Purposes programme to improve your English further.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

Entry requirements​

BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation degree entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • 96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, to include two relevant subjects.

See the other qualifications we accept

English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

See alternative English language qualifications

Selection process
  • Applicants may be requested to provide a portfolio to support their application.

​Course costs

Tuition fees (2020 start)

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £16,400 per year (subject to annual increase)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

There may be occasional trips for which you will be asked to contribute £25 a trip.

Apply

How to apply

To start this course in 2020, apply through UCAS. You’ll need:

  • the UCAS course code – H771
  • our institution code – P80

If you’d prefer to apply directly, use our online application form.

You can start your application now and submit it later if you want.

You can also sign up to an Open Day to:

  • tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
  • speak with lecturers and chat with our students 
  • get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join

If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.

How to apply from outside the UK

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply for this course through UCAS or apply directly to us (see the 'How to apply' section above for details). You can also get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.

To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section. 

If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply.

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