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About

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.

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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 Portfolio

Applicants 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

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA - £4,050 (part-time) per year

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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