Taught course

Design Strategy and Innovation

Institution
Brunel University, London · Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a design or closely related creative subject. Other subjects with relevant work experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This unique international, multi-disciplinary course will develop design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change.

The programme comprises compulsory modules of theoretical and analytical topics in areas such as innovation, creativity, team-working and leadership. Special features include analytical design exercises, multimedia educational material, research methods, case studies, design audits and international placements.

The aim of the course is to create closer links between design and industry and to widen the horizons of design management students, enabling you to make informed reference to the world beyond design – to users, the market, new technology, economics, politics, law and the global environment.

Aims

All organisations use design, but few master its use strategically. This course provides the skills and knowledge to students wishing to enter this exciting and rewarding field of endeavour.

This innovative course was one of the first Master’s programmes - globally - that sought to explain the relationship between innovation and design and the importance of applying a strategic approach using design thinking, design methods and process.

Today we remain a unique course internationally and attract students from all over the world, from different creative and design backgrounds, both with one purpose…to become masters of design strategy.

By the time you graduate you will be equipped to:

  • apply thinking, design methods and process to identify opportunities for innovation and drive changes in commercial, public and/or no-for-profit organisations
  • explore how strategic design could be used to deliver a whole spectrum of innovation ranging from an innovative business model right through to new products/services
  • show expertise in your chosen specialism in exciting fields, such as social innovation
  • critically evaluate the relationship of design, creativity, innovation and enabling technologies
  • demonstrate personal initiative in addressing challenging issues relevant to industry and other organisations and /or the design profession.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599