Design BA Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
W281

Entry Year
2018

A Level Requirements
AAB-ABB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

Lancaster’s distinctive approach to design reflects a department that is at the cutting-edge of the field.  The degree is taught by global design experts, and it moves beyond the limited scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries.

  • The course is structured around four aspects of design: materials, people, products and places. They allow you to develop vital problem-finding and problem-solving abilities.
  • History, theory and intellectual content are combined with creative design practice and design management.
  • You will develop practical skills in prototyping and presentation in our purpose-built design studios and workshop.
  • Through authentic projects and live briefs, including a group consultancy project, you’ll gain real world experience and prepare yourself for your future career.
  • Guest speakers and external organisations provide insight into design and related industries, giving you the opportunity to build professional contacts and gain work experience during your degree.

You can find out more about our facilities, research and the work experience we offer on our departmental website. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Lancaster’s distinctive approach to design reflects a department that is at the cutting-edge of the field.  The degree is taught by global design experts, and it moves beyond the limited scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries.

    • The course is structured around four aspects of design: materials, people, products and places. They allow you to develop vital problem-finding and problem-solving abilities.
    • History, theory and intellectual content are combined with creative design practice and design management.
    • You will develop practical skills in prototyping and presentation in our purpose-built design studios and workshop.
    • Through authentic projects and live briefs, including a group consultancy project, you’ll gain real world experience and prepare yourself for your future career.
    • Guest speakers and external organisations provide insight into design and related industries, giving you the opportunity to build professional contacts and gain work experience during your degree.

    You can find out more about our facilities, research and the work experience we offer on our departmental website. 

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB-ABB

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35-32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit, to 24 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 21 Level 3 credits at Merit

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Graduates will be well prepared to respond creatively to tomorrow’s fast moving business environment through the development of future visions for innovative products and services. Our degree addresses the need for graduates that are capable of transcending the traditional boundaries of design and possess the requisite knowledge, skills and creative experience to develop novel interactions between people, products, virtual and physical environments.

    Graduates from the scheme will have a number of potential career avenues including: concept designer, user experience designer, design researcher, design ethnographer, interaction designer, graphic designer, product designer, service designer, design developer or design manager.  You will also build-up numerous transferrable skills, which can be applied to a variety of creative practices and careers.

    Ultimately, the Design Interactions course at Lancaster will provide students with the necessary skills and experience to work in the fast-paced, changing, creative and digital industries.  


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £15,080

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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Average time in lectures, seminars and similar

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Average assessment by coursework