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C4D named one of the world's best design schools by BusinessWeek

C4D named one of the world's best design schools by BusinessWeek

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C4D's multi-disciplinary Master of Design (MDes) programmes integrate design, technology and business management modules with group projects and individual thesis projects for a complete educational experience.

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The key features Include:

Tailored to meet the demands of industry

Students undertake creative techniques at C4D as well as business management modules within the Cranfield School of Management, technology and engineering modules within the Cranfield School of Applied Sciences.

Every student works with industry through live projects

You will be taught by a wide range of subject specialists at Cranfield University and from outside the University, who draw on their research and industrial expertise to provide stimulating and relevant input to your learning experience.

Scholarships available for talented students

Course Structure

The MDes comprises of eight one-week assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six modules.

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Connections to Industry

Group Project: The group project provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy type project, with an industrial partner while working under academic supervision. It addresses a real life challenge in Design and Innovation and develops students' engagement with Sustainability through the development of organisational, management and teamwork skills. For part-time students, a negotiated individual project usually replaces the group project.

Individual Project: The individual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge and overcome genuine problems in Design and Innovation for Sustainability. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.

Entry Requirements: Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or 2nd UK Honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering, technology, or related disciplines. Graduates keen to pursue careers as engineering or management professionals with creative design capabilities. Individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience may be considered.

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