In the Commissioners’ view, good design demands an interdisciplinary approach and cannot be dissociated from a clear understanding of the underlying technological, commercial, and social attributes of the product or service. It is for this reason that a good first degree in science or engineering is preferred, although students with other degrees will be considered. Equally, applicants with a first degree in design who wish to pursue a Masters in engineering may also apply.


  • UK resident
  • Recently graduated with a good first degree, normally in engineering/science but other degrees may be considered
  • Intending to make a career in British Industry
  • Candidates will be expected to demonstrate precise analytical thinking, creativity and open-mindedness that will result in benefit to British industry
  • Must have obtained admission to a suitable postgraduate course, normally in the UK, in industrial design or in engineering if wishing to complement a design-oriented first degree


  • All tuition fees, up to the normal UK course level for UK students
  • Stipend of £12,000 pa (plus £4,000 London Weighting where applicable)
  • Allowance of £850 pa for materials
  • Travel allowance to support the cost of an international study trip where this is part of the studied course up to £500 pa
  • Duration is one year. A second year will be supported if the course demands it and the first year has been satisfactorily completed