Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in design or management or in a relevant subject. We will also consider your application if you are qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject; or if you have relevant design practice experience.
Months of entry
This programme has been designed in association with the Glasgow School of Art and will develop your creativity, flexibility, adaptive capacity and your ability to work in complex teams across disciplines.
- The programme will expand the conventional understanding and application of design thinking and management as tools for driving social, technological and economic innovation.
- By engaging a wide range of expertise, it is possible to tackle complex problems, and view issues from a variety of angles, considering the economic, socio-cultural and behavioural factors that play into successful innovation.
- The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally recognised research with real social impact.
- The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
You will take eight core courses and the completion of a design innovation project in the form of a dissertation.
You will take interactive lectures, seminars, project work and classes in Study Skills. Students will also undertake practical, intellectual and transferable skills which are developed through a range of group and individual activities within and outside the classroom.
You will attend the learning environment at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to undertake practical design workshops and studio sessions, where ideas from lectures and seminars may be tested out, or new concepts explored. There is an emphasis upon divergent thinking, risk-taking, developing reasoning and creative expression.
You will engage in critiques, which is an important learning device used to generate peer/academic debate regarding the overall success of concepts, and their practical realisation within the context of a project brief or proposal.
- Business finance
- Contemporary issues in human resources
- Managing strategic change
- Marketing management
- Operations management
- Service design: User-led service innovation (GSA, Product Design Department)
- Studio 1 - Contextual practices (GSA)
- Studio 2 - Collaborative practices (GSA).
Information for international students
The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Stuart Davis