Department profile

Institute for Design Innovation

Institution
Loughborough University London
Edition
2017/18 edition

About Institute for Design Innovation

The Institute for Design Innovation allows students to engage in globally connected creative projects whilst studying in the ‘design capital of the world’. Our students gain experience of working in cross-cultural and globally distributed design-teams, gaining skills craved by organisations within the contemporary design industry.

Loughborough University London is committed to delivering high-quality teaching and research that aims to address real-life enterprise and social innovation needs. The Institute for Design Innovation is committed to helping students achieve great things, and encourages all students to build professional relationships with the organisations that interest them the most.

media
Design

Our Programmes

MA Design and Culture
MA/MSc Design Innovation
MRes in Design Innovation
MSc Design Innovation Management
MSc Entrepreneurial Design Management

Research

The Institute has five research areas:

  • Design Value
  • Design Meaning
  • Designing Delivery
  • Design Practice, and
  • Design Exploration

The Institute for Design Innovation at Loughborough University London has active research collaborative relationships with industry investigating real life problems.

The Institute for Design Innovation welcomes well-formulated research proposals in areas such as: Socio-Cultural Trends and Insights, Early Stage Innovation Research, Design Conceptualisation, Design Ethnography, Strategic Design, Design Thinking, Public Service Innovation, User Experience Design, Transformational Design, Circular Economy, Social Innovation, Design Thinking for Sustainability, and Sustainable Innovation.

Studentships may become available throughout the year, please keep checking our website for details.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.

  • Inspiring Success Scholarship

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

  • East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

  • Excellence Scholarship

The Excellence Scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our master’s tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

  • Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality.

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.

  • Deans Award for Enterprise

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for students who submit an inspiring business idea to the University.

Applicants are asked to produce a one-page submission of their business idea, and those that are shortlisted will be asked to complete a short video interview.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to start a new business, though winners who are serious about launching their own business will receive professional support and advice to turn their idea into a reality.

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.

Location

Loughborough University London is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within a new innovation quarter known as Here East.

Overlooking the Lee Navigation Canal in the north west of the Olympic Park and surrounded by unrivalled green space, Here East was developed from the former Press and Broadcast Centres hosting the world’s media during the London 2012 Games. Now the site is a hub for the UK’s thriving creative and digital industries.

Loughborough University London is ideally located, with easy and affordable transport connections to and from central London, the UK and various European destinations.