We are looking for perceptive, entrepreneurial and creative candidates who are self-motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about Social Innovation. Applicants will normally have an honours degree with a first or upper second classification in an appropriate subject. As part of the application process students will attend an interview.
Months of entry
The Social Innovation Master’s degree has been designed to offer a distinctive, innovative qualification that builds skills and competence within the social enterprise sector, alongside developing investable and marketable socially enterprising solutions which address unmet social needs in original and innovative ways.
In today’s increasingly interdependent and rapidly changing world, understanding the transformations of the 21st century that are characterized by uneven development, accelerated globalization, economic uncertainty, entrenched and complex social problems requires an academic approach that is interdisciplinary and focused on both innovation and commercialization.
The Programme aims:
- to develop skills and leadership capability within organisations across all sectors engaged in social innovation, and
- to develop a pipeline of investable social innovations which are also marketable
The taught programme is built of eight 20 credit modules which explore particular themes with regard to social innovation and its scaling and sustaining, and a 60 credit work based synthesis module which brings together multiple perspectives into a dissertation or project of the students’ choice specific to the application of social innovation. The whole programme is based on a social venture incubation programme which addresses not only the skills development of the students but also the development of a real social venture which will be both investable and marketable. To achieve this, there will be strong tutoring support supported by access to business support, mentoring, and online resources.
Students have the opportunity to structure their own learning in a way that benefits their personal development and the development of the organisation in which they are employed.
The MA Social Innovation comprises of four compulsory modules, specific to this programme, and five designated modules, of which students must successfully complete three.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 01604 735500
- 01604 713029