The Role of Design in the Circular Economy (H7098)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module will address current and future trends in design, including:

  • design for longevity
  • re-designing the future
  • design for leasing/service
  • design for re-use in manufacture and design for material recovery.

It will prepare our future designers to embed circularity into their design process. The delivery will include engagement with design practitioners through guest seminars and real-world briefs.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.