About This Course
The world can be changed by applying a design mindset. This course offers a pathway for individuals who wish to lead in innovation through creativity and applied design thinking, in a variety of related industries.
There are several definitions of the word 'innovation' and whether you choose to define it as a step or a leap, innovation is a new way to realize value. This could be through a new product or service, organizational change, new processes, facilitating creative practice or setting and leading a strategic direction. The world needs people who can engage with the ever-changing landscape of social, business and sustainability needs, armed with design thinking and collaborative approaches, to create real value.
Design thinking skills are highly transferable and can be used to understand and address a variety of people-related challenges, and have the potential to bring about significant change. This course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to steer, row and rock the boat in the context of applied innovation activities.
What will you study on this course?
The course runs over two semesters, and includes design-based projects; academic study; and a professional industrial work placement that focuses on research leading to a final, independent research project. The final research project can follow three routes, focusing on commercial provision, entrepreneurship or commercial consultancy, based on the individual's career aspirations and area of interest.
Content modules are divided between core modules, which provide a detailed understanding of the tools and techniques used to apply innovative design ideas, while optional modules offer opportunities to pursue related areas of interest in greater detail. We strive to provide you with an excellent teaching and learning environment through the use of innovative learning resources, technology, media and environments, and through a wide variety of assessment methods.
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Applicants should ideally have a first or second class honors degree in a related subject such as Design, Psychology or Business, or equivalent qualifications / experience. Applicants should also have a background or evidence of interest in design, or a design related activity.