12 months
18500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Design and Innovation course from Arts University Bournemouth enables graduates and practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context relative to the creative industries.

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In this Design and Innovation programme from Arts University Bournemouth , design problems will be addressed through applying a process of systematically interrogating design practice; using design methods to analyse and comprehend situations and behaviour and generating alternative and novel, even experimental solutions. 

Research is the fundamental driver for creative thinking and innovation to be developed through a specific individual and critical approach to reflective enquiry and practice.

Closely aligned with the AUB Innovation Studio and supported by partners in the design industry, live projects and business and entrepreneurship will be an integral element of your study.

The course aims to:

  • Enable students to focus on a particular aspect of a broader subject area in which they have prior knowledge or experience as well as become independent life-long learners. - Knowledge and comprehension of the discipline
  • Build a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship; enabling students to focus on a particular subject area or field of study in greater depth. 
  • Encourage students to interpret knowledge in the discipline, enabling them to learn how to conduct research and undertake training in research methods, often linked to a particular subject or field of study 
  • Enable students, through self-direction and originality, to communicate their skills and findings and to specialise or to become more highly specialised in their discipline. 

Programme Structure

Course Content
  • Strategies for Practice comprises a range of projects that begin with re-visiting the
  • Professional Development is a long thin unit that runs alongside your Strategies for Practice and your Master’s Project
  • Master’s Projects 1 and 2 involve periods of independent study that determine your major body of practical work.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We encourage application from students with a broad range of qualifications and we welcome students from all educational backgrounds. We will take into account the knowledge and skills that you have developed outside the classroom as well as your previous qualifications.
  • You will usually have BA (Hons) Degree graded at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent UK or international qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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