Taught course

Strategic Innovation Management

University of Sussex · SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course equips you with the knowledge and skills to lead and manage innovation at both operational and strategic levels.

You gain a practical yet rigorous toolbox of methods for the effective management of innovation.

Focusing on new-product and service development in larger organisations, in both the private and public sectors, you develop an integrative approach that combines the management of the market, technological and organisational changes – and learn how to create value from innovation.

Key facts

  • Our courses are carefully designed to prepare you for a successful business career.
  • Our wide range of business Masters – from management, marketing and entrepreneurship to accounting and finance – are all taught by top academic researchers and experienced industry practitioners.
  • You are taught and supervised by leading faculty from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, which is ranked second only to Harvard for research impact in innovation studies (Research Policy, 2012).

How will I study?

You’ll study core modules and options across the autumn and spring terms. You’ll learn through a range of seminars, lectures and employer-based projects. In the summer, you carry out a 9,000-word research project.

You’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework, multiple-choice tests, essays, group reports and an individual research dissertation.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

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The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

PT attendance: by negotiation/agreement.


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Course contact details

School of Business, Management and Economics
+44 (0)1273 872668