Taught course

Design Innovation

Institution
Maynooth University · Department of Anthropology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

H2.1 (H2.2 with interview). The programme welcomes participants from varied disciplinary backgrounds, including graduates of Social Sciences, Anthropology, Design, Business or Engineering. Graduates of other disciplines are also invited to apply. A first class or upper second class honours primary degree qualification is normally required. Exceptionally, candidates with lower second class honours or other degree qualifications may be allowed to join the programme, after interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

21ST Century Innovation

There has never been a better time to study innovation! Innovation is the no. 1 priority of the Irish government as a driver for economic growth; it is the central pillar of EU and US development strategies. Companies large and small also recognise the essential need for early-stage innovation research that uncovers crucial understanding of user needs, socio-cultural trends and insights, which lead to exciting and differentiating new innovation concepts.

“There is political agreement in Europe that to ensure competitiveness, prosperity and wellbeing, … the progressive shift in emphasis of European innovation policy from exclusive reliance on ‘technology push’ to more demand- and user-driven innovation must continue.”

(Design as a driver of user-centred innovation EU Commission, April 2009)

For all innovation leaders

This MSc offers the opportunity to become a leader in Design Innovation for your organisation. The MSc in Design Innovation gives a practical education and experience in the key themes that drive 21st century innovation, such as innovation strategy and deep understanding of human needs, behaviours and socio-cultural trends. You will learn the methods to research, acquire, analyse and present this understanding as well as the techniques and skills to synthesise actionable innovation concepts.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE (Pearson): 62. National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students
€13,000

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Anthropology
Email
frank.devitt@nuim.ie