Top 10 Industrial Design Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Some Masters in Industrial Design will have a more of an engineering emphasis to them resulting in an MSc and others have a more of an artist emphasis resulting in an MA. 

Many courses in Industrial or Product Design are based in Scandinavia, and these are mostly taught in English.

Here is our roundup of ten of the best masters degree courses in Industrial Design in the UK and Europe*.

MA in Design Products – Royal College of Art

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: £9,500 per year for UK and EU students / £28,400 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MA in Design Products at RCA is aimed at students with substantial previous academic study or relevant work experience. Students are encouraged to design with purpose, criticise their work and question existing practices. 

MA in Industrial Design – University of the Arts London

Duration: 2 years full time
Cost: £5,500 per year for UK and EU students / £13,890 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at UAL are encouraged to take new approaches to design and modules include Critical and Methodological Approaches to Design and Positioning and Professional Practice. 

MSc in Integrated Product Design – Politecnico di Milano

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: Between €883 to €3886 per year for EU students depending on income / €3886 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc in Integrated Product Design in Italy encourages students to push the boundaries of Product Design taking into account their cultural identity and is conducted in English.

Masters in Collaborative and Industrial Design – Aalto University

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: No tuition fee for EU students / €15,000 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Aalto University in Finland will gain an understanding of design's role in society and students will gain the skills to work in a range of different industries, governmental organisations and businesses. This course is in English. 

MSc in Integrated Industrial Design – Loughborough University

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: £9,500 for UK and EU students / £21,000 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc at Loughborough University covers the entire process of design from prototype to preparation for mass or batch production. 

Masters in Individual Study in Design – Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: No tuition fees for EU students / SEK 265,000 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Konstfack in Sweden shape and tailor their education to their own future career plans and the course is conducted in English. 

MA in Product and Furniture Design – Kingston University

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £7,200 total cost for UK and EU students / £14,500 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Kingston University covers all parts of the design process from initial designs and the fabrication of prototypes to the creation of the final product. Students have the option of an additional work placement year when studying full-time. 

MA in Industrial Design – Design School Kolding

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: No tuition fee for EU students / €12,000 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Concentrating on the classic design disciplines of model building, 3D programming and sketching students at Design School Kolding in Denmark learn the importance of form and function in Industrial Design. This course is conducted in English. 

Master of Fine Art in Advanced Product Design – Umea University

Duration: 2 years full time.
Cost: No tuition fees for EU students / SEK 270,000 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: All aspects of product design are covered at Umea University in Sweden with a strong emphasis on work placements and project work allowing students to gain valuable skills. The course is taught in English. 

MA in Product Design – University of Edinburgh

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £9,500 for UK and EU students / £20,100 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students on the MA in Product Design at the University of Edinburgh are encouraged to watch the world around them and respond with designs and prototypes that answer a human need.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES

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