Taught course

Design Management Innovation

Ravensbourne · Faculty of Design

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students with either: - A degree in a related discipline at 2:1 or above; - An equivalent recognised international qualification in a related discipline. Candidates without standard qualifications may also be considered on the basis of their experience, provided they can demonstrate the ability to benefit from and succeed on the course. All applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited for interview. Skype interviews are held for postgraduate applicants unable to attend an interview in person. We give equal consideration to all applications.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides you with opportunities to develop innovative management and leadership strategies through an understanding of design thinking.

In the corporate world, design managers oversee the development of products and services and manage the innovation process workflow. They also have a significant strategic role in managing the articulation of a business strategy, continuously improving the customer experience.

Design Management Innovation students approach leadership and enterprise development from the perspective of design thinking and creative innovation. As well as operational management they will also focus on approaches to organisational change, behavioural change and transformation programmes.

The programme draws on current Ravensbourne research. This includes rapid prototyping, business start-up, team building and team dynamics, and the more strategic area of new business model development. There are also opportunities to observe the unfolding of larger scale projects in connection with business growth, regeneration and new disruptive technologies. Students work on local and global projects with organisations such as BT, IBM, The Cabinet Office and Citizens UK.

Information for international students

Non-EU/EEA students must meet the UKVI and Ravensbourne's English language requirements relevant to their course. All non-EU/EEA students must also provide: - Educational qualifications equivalent to the required UK qualification; - Educational reference(s) - Personal statement - Passport photo page - Portfolio files - Completed application form

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Details on available financial support can be found by visiting our website and searching for 'Financial Support'.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MDes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 3040 3673