We have a minimum IELTS requirement of 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each component). If you are near that, we offer summer programmes in Glasgow (www.gsa.ac.uk/study/foundation-portfolio/english-for-creative-disciplines/) that may help you improve quickly to the right level.
Yes – we have several fee-waivers and scholarships available. These are applied for competitively and have different criteria. In the past the following bursaries have been available, and we expect (but cannot guarantee) that these will be available in 2020.
I have a part time job, what days do I need to be in the studio?
The Programme is full time and studio based. Whilst we appreciate that Students often have to work to support their studies, there is a requirement to attend all teaching points and to work in the studio independently outside of staff contact periods.
Students joining BDES/MEDes Product Design have two routes to exchange opportunities. In the second year students can apply for the MEDes (Masters in European Design) pathway or a BDes semester exchange.
Are there any opportunities for work placements/internships?
Many of our students take up internship/work placement opportunities. These are not part of the taught curriculum but students generally arrange them independently with support from the staff team who have many connections to design companies and organisations.
What kind of jobs do students get upon graduation?
Product Design graduates go on to work in a variety of different roles for a diverse range of employers and organisations, including the NHS, Google and Facebook, as an example. Others continue into further study or set up their own companies.
We have an excellent track record when it comes to student success after graduation. Graduates go on to work in large organisations such as the Scottish Government, RBS, Philips, Microsoft, and IBM (to name just a few).
I am an international student. Can I work in the UK after I graduate?
The UK government has said that graduates of UK degree programmes will be able to remain in the UK for two years after graduation (tinyurl.com/uamn5kw). Please check the gov.uk website or your local British consulate for the latest information as policies can change.
We have a range of full-time and part-time staff from a variety of backgrounds from graphic design, product design, computing, textiles… many staff have PhDs and/or significant industry experience. And all are committed educators.
The M.Res is not a taught programme but it combines tailored research training delivered in Seasonal Schools to support students in developing research methods, constructing a literature review, ethical procedures and practices, planning for fieldwork and participation and modes of analysis.