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Digital Design and Innovation

Heriot-Watt University

12 months
16184 GBP/year
7776 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Digital Design and Innovation programme at Heriot-Watt University examines the disruption caused by the world's fourth industrial revolution.  


With emerging technological breakthroughs in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and drones, smart materials and many more, the role of design and innovation in digital media and technology is critical in generating solutions and advancing society.

Key Features 

  • In addition, students will learn hard skills that are in high demand across the digital sector. These skills include coding, digital imagery design, moving image and motion graphic design, digital brand strategy, user interface design and UX design.
  • The Digital Design and Innovation programme from Heriot-Watt University includes live industry projects with design-led companies, and the option of international travel to trade and industry shows.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Programming
  • Digital Laboratory - Design and innovation
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Design Technologies
  • Digital Laboratory - Enterprise
  • User Experience Design

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline is for Scottish and RUK students.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should hold a good honours degree or equivalent, preferably in a creative subject area though relevant work experience in an appropriate industry will also be considered. 
  • A basic digital literacy is also required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16184 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16184 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7776 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7776 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK / EU: £3,888
  • Overseas: £8,092

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

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


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