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Furniture Design and Make (BA top-up)

BA (Hons) - single

This programme is aimed at aspiring furniture designer-makers and provides a work-related Honours top-up progression route for holders of a Foundation Degree or HND in Furniture Design and Make.

The course consists of two key elements that focus both on independent and industry-linked projects to give a holistic experience. The first is a written research project which establishes a self-initiated brief, while the second is a major design and make project.

Building on the reputation of the Rycotewood Furniture Centre and its industry links a combination of live projects, study visits and guest speakers will support the development of your design, craft, business and enterprise skills relevant to furniture designer makers.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Furniture: Design and Make from Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Available start dates

September 2018 / September 2019

Teaching location

Activate Learning - City of Oxford College

Course length

  • Full time: 1 year

UCAS code

W260

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,800 2019/20: £9,000

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU & International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088
finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

Students must have completed an appropriate Programme to be eligible to apply for the final year entry to the BA (Hons) Furniture Design and Make. These include:
  • A Foundation Degree in Furniture Design and Make awarded by Oxford Brookes University, successfully gaining 240 credits and usually a 55% grade average
  • A Foundation degree in Furniture and related disciplines successfully gaining 240 credits and usually a 55% grade average, subject to individual assessment of credit by Oxford Brookes University.
  • A Higher National Diploma in Furniture and related disciplines, successfully gaining 240 credits with Merit Profile at level 5, QAA Benchmarks, subject to individual assessment of credit by Oxford Brookes University.
In exceptional circumstances direct entry to the final year BA top up may be considered for applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements, but are able to demonstrate a significant amount of relevant experience in the industry. This would normally be evidenced in the form of a portfolio and a reflective statement. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements would also be expected to demonstrate evidence of an ability to succeed on the programme with particular reference to their level of academic writing. 

All claims for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will follow the University’s procedures and will be assessed against the intended learning outcomes of the programme or module against which the credit will be claimed. Credit for prior learning can only be awarded in respect of whole modules.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Where applicable; IELTS normally minimum level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components and a minimum of 5.5 in the speaking and listening components.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

How to apply

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Find out more

For full details about studying Furniture Design and Make, please visit the College website.