The course

Full-time, Part-time
Course type
Scottish Borders
Entry date
January, September


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This Masters in Design Management has been developed to help those in the design and creative industries to use their design knowledge in a wide range of business contexts, as well as learning new management and research skills suited to today’s industry needs. It addresses the need for design and creative industry professionals to reinforce their creative design thinking and process with solid business knowledge.

Whether you are from an interior design, fashion, graphic design, media, product design or engineering background, your will benefit from a specific masters degree that underpins key subjects in marketing and business to help move your career forward into areas of management in your individual discipline or company.

January 2022 entry

The deadline for applications from Scottish and RUK students is 18 December 2021. For EU and overseas applicants, we guarantee to consider applications submitted by the 1 December 2021. Applications from EU and overseas applicants received after this date will be considered, where possible, for September 2022 entry.

September 2022 entry

As this degree has a January intake, we will open for applications to our September entry point on 1 December 2021.

Course content

Semester 1

  • E11DY Design Thinking and Innovation
  • E11ST Strategic Design
  • E11SU Sustainable and Design Management

Semester 2

  • E11RM Research Methodologies
  • E11CT Change Management

Optional courses

  • E11DI Design Technologies
  • E11UX User Experience Design                                                                           

Semester 3

  • E11MM Masters Project: Academic Paper

Entry requirements

This masters attracts professionals from a range of business and design disciplines.
You should hold a good (first or second class) honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.

Applications are made by completing an online application form. Please upload the following documents as part of your application:

  • A copy of your degree(s) certificates and relevant transcripts
  • A CV
  • If required, proof of English language

English language requirements

If you are from a country that is not on the UKVI majority English-speaking country list,  you are required to provide proof of English. Please refer to our English language requirements for details of evidence that we accept. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Pre-sessional English courses are available for applicants at the Edinburgh Campus to improve on English language usage and study skills. Please note that completion of pre-sessional courses are not a guarantee of admittance.


Tuition fees for entry
Status Full-time Part-time
UK £7552 £3776
Overseas £15712 £7856
Tuition fees for entry
Status Full-time Part-time
UK tbc tbc
Overseas tbc tbc


  1. Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
  2. Overseas includes applications from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in the UK. Read more about the application process for EU nationals.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.