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Course Overview

The Design course combines architecture, engineering and materials science in one degree, giving you the opportunity to design solutions to environmental and societal challenges. You will learn how small and large-scale designs such as physical objects, apps, artificial intelligence, electronics or architecture and planning systems can influence people, cultures, economies and the natural world.

Through a series of studio projects, the course will require you to plan and create products which offer solutions to a variety of real-world problems. You will work with relevant stakeholders throughout the process, including to pitch and evaluate your products.

Your learning will continue outside the studio where you will cover topics such as design history, philosophy, mathematics, engineering and natural sciences so you can apply the principles of these disciplines to your designs.

There is further information about the course on the University webpage.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the university minimum entry requirements of A*AA at A Level. Equivalent qualifications will be considered although all applicants must hold A Level Mathematics (or equivalent). A Level Further Mathematics or Physics would be advantageous although is not essential.

Admissions Assessment

All applicants will be asked to sit a written and practical assessment if short-listed for interview. Information about the pre-interview tests for Design, specimen papers and a specification can be found on the University Design webpage under ‘Entry Requirements’.  You will be registered for the assessment by us if you are invited to interview; candidates do not need to register themselves.

All applicants invited to interview are expected to present a portfolio of recent work. More information can be found on the University Design webpage under ‘Entry Requirements’.