• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Offering an exciting and innovative approach to learning, this Design Innovation course at the De Montfort University gives students the framework for developing innovative design products in all areas of design while developing an understanding of marketing and business strategy.

About

Reasons to study Design Innovation MA/MSc at De Montfort University:

  • You will study in a flexible learning environment, by selecting a specific specialism you can tailor your course to ensure it matches your personal career aspirations
  • There is a year-long creative major project, allowing your personal interests to be developed, supporting your preferred career direction or establishing the design concept for your own business
  • The School of Design’s close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff creates a supportive learning environment for design students from around the world
  • You will develop the design skills and creativity required by tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and design industry professionals
  • You will learn from an expert teaching team, who are all active in their own field and who maintain links with the commercial sector ensuring they teach real-world, relevant skills
  • You will have benefit from top-class facilities, working in a dedicated centre with access to a range of workshops and a host of specialist equipment
  • DMU is the UK’s sole higher education representative in GREAT - the Government’s flagship marketing campaign which links creativity and commerce. As a GREAT partner, the university stands alongside British brands recognised as world leaders in their fields, including BBC Worldwide, Jaguar Land Rover, Mulberry, Cambridge Satchel Co, INDE Appshaker and Framestore
  • The new Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses 

You can tailor the course to your career aspirations by selecting a specific specialist area of study from a diverse range of options, which comprises: Footwear Design; Furniture Design; Interior Design; Interactive Design; Museum and Exhibition Design; Product Design; Retail Design; or Visual Communication Design. Alternatively, you can elect to simply focus on Design Innovation in its own right.

Graduate careers

Graduates have launched their own design businesses and consultancies, moved into dynamic careers such as a creative designer or taken on senior roles in design strategy or brand management. Some graduates have chosen to do a PhD, developing their research to a deeper level.Businesses started by DMU graduates include: the Pooja Kapoor fashion brand; Whiteroom Media; Luidpro Design; and Cerebral Innovation. Recent graduates have become:

  • Chief Designer for Fasoli srl, which designs and produces fashion footwear for brands such as Michael Klein Paris, asics, Naughty Monkey and Airfit
  • Senior Industrial Designer for Wistron Corporation, producing notebook PCs and other electronic equipment
  • Lingerie Garment Technologist for MAS Intimates, co-ordinating production for lingerie of Marks & Spencer, Victoria’s Secret, La Senza and other brands
  • Designer for Max C LondonDesigner and Production Supervisor at Fleur La Fleur fashion design
  • Head of User Experience (web design) for Freestyle Interactive Ltd
  • Creative Services Manager (Australasia) for Revlon
  • Project Manager at Ideal Design (interior design, Taiwan)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Research Methods
  • Creative Design Studio
  • Marketing for the Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Design as a Strategic Business Tool
  • Design, Innovation and Sustainability
  • Museum and Exhibition Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a design subject relevant to your proposed specialism or major project area.
  • If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.
Interview and PortfolioApplicants with relevant qualifications should submit a portfolio of work (please see our Design Innovation MA application portfolio advice for full details). Overseas applicants will be invited to send samples of their work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • EU/EEA - £422 per 15 credits (part-time) per year.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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