Taught course

Design Thinking

Cranfield University · Environmental Technology

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class UK honours degree in a relevant business, engineering or design-based discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development and design thinking in shaping business strategy. This course integrates world-class, design-driven innovation, management and research activities through a unique teaching approach.

Who is it for?

The course is designed to suit creative individuals with business acumen who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. It aims to develop creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates providing tools and techniques to visualise complex data flows and strategic communication processes. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines.

Why this course?

Offered by our Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D), this masters in Design, Thinking exploits existing expertise within Cranfield’s School of Water, Energy and Environment and School of Management.

This course is suitable for mid-career professionals in the creative industries sector looking to improve their skills in the strategic, tactical and implementation aspects of the management of creativity and innovation in business.

Fees and funding

For details of any funding or bursaries that may be available, please contact the Student funding office.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Group work20

Course contact details

+44 (0)1234 758082