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About

This exciting new MA Design Innovation programme from University of South Wales has been designed to harness your creativity, sharpen your critical thinking and enhance your professional skills, so that you may lead the next generation of pioneering businesses and innovative organisations. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Design Innovation programme from  University of South Wales  provides a platform for graduates from all disciplines to collaborate across boundaries to imagine future worlds and propose alternative solutions to complex global challenges. 

Through immersion in the latest design thinking and innovation methods, you will show how design is a tool for change. As intrapreneurs responsive to emerging social and environmental concerns, and entrepreneurs disruptive in designing forward-thinking organisations.

Teaching within the Faculty of Creative Industries, in the heart of Cardiff, provides a uniquely creative platform to refine personal and professional skills which are in high demand by industry and civil society.

Career

The course team holds close links with industry and civil society partners who act as curators of innovation challenges within the modules. The Faculty of Creative Industries maintains extensive regional and international academic and professional networks, links to employers are proactively sought including creative agencies, public health boards, technology companies, activists and NGOs.

The course provides opportunities for creative industries graduates to apply their design acumen to commercial and social contexts outside the creative industries. Also, for graduates from other economic sectors who now wish to develop and apply knowledge of design thinking and creative processes, so they can then better understand challenges within their own field.

The course provides diverse career progression routes for graduates in roles demanding enterprising and intrapreneurial skills. Students will develop evidence of activities in product, service, social and commercial innovation (including user insight, design thinking, rapid prototyping, collaborative lean and agile delivery) which prepares them for a roles in design management, innovation management, brand management, design research, and technology transformation in social and commercial enterprises.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global contexts and systems 
  • Design-led innovation principles and methods 
  • Design Thinking Lab 
  • Advanced design research 
  • Creative and collaborative professionalism 
  • Innovation Impact Lab 
  • Innovation Lead Project 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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.
Required

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.
72
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
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.
50

Other requirements

General requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant discipline or appropriate professional qualification; or an HND/HNC and relevant experience.

  • Interview
As part of the application process, applicants will be required to undertake an interview, outlining and discussing prior knowledge, ambitions and motivations relating to the course.

Funding

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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