The course

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

Contact

If you are interested in applying, and would like to start in January 2021, this option will be available to new applicants and existing offer holders from early-July.

Overview

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.

Course content

Semester 1

  • E11DY Design Thinking
  • E11SD Sustainable Design and management
  • E11MG Design Management

Semester 2

  • E11RM Research Methods
  • E11DI Design Tech Innovation

Optional courses
C11HR Human Resource Management
C11SL Systems Thinking and Analysis
C11PA Project Management
C11IM International Marketing

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.

Language support

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. Please contact us for more information.

How to apply

Applications are made by submitting a completed application form to the Postgraduate Office at the Edinburgh Campus. Additionally, before original decision can be given, applicants will be asked to supply documentation to provide proof of academic background and suitability as a candidate:

  • A copy of your degree(s) certificates and relevant transcripts
  • Proof of having being awarded a first degree(s)
  • Proof of your ability in the English language if this is not your mother tongue
  • Proof of how your tuition fee and personal maintenance costs are to be met
  • Two academic referees

For full details about our application process including relevant forms and guidance notes, please contact us or visit our website at www.tex.hw.ac.uk

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. 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. Please contact us for more information.

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening).

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Full-time Part-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU £7400 £3700
England / Northern Ireland / Wales £7400 £3700
Overseas £15400 £7700

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

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.