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Social Innovation

University of Northampton

12 months
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14000 GBP/year
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The Social Innovation postgraduate degree offered at the University of Northampton has been designed to offer a distinctive, innovative qualification that builds skills and competence within the social enterprise sector, alongside developing investable and marketable socially enterprising solutions which address unmet social needs in original and innovative ways.

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Overview

Course Details

In today’s increasingly interdependent and rapidly changing world, understanding the transformations of the 21st century that are characterized by uneven development, accelerated globalization, economic uncertainty, entrenched and complex social problems requires an academic approach that is interdisciplinary and focused on both innovation and commercialisation.

The Programme aims:
  • to develop skills and leadership capability within organisations across all sectors engaged in social innovation, and
  • to develop a pipeline of investable social innovations which are also marketable

The Social Innovation postgraduate degree offered at the University of Northampton is built of six 20 credit modules specific to the course which explore particular themes with regard to social innovation and its scaling and sustaining, and a 60 credit innovation synthesis module which brings together multiple perspectives into a dissertation or project of the students’ choice specific to the application of social innovation. The whole programme is based on a social venture incubation programme which addresses not only the skills development of the students but also the development of a real social venture which will be both investable and marketable. To achieve this, there will be strong tutoring support supported by access to business support, mentoring and online resources.

Career Opportunities

  • On successful completion of the programme, students will have the skills, knowledge and contacts to further progress their social venture and make a real difference in their communities.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Finance for Social Innovation
  • Leading Social Innovation
  • Personal Development for Change and Innovation
  • Marketing Social Innovation
  • Social Innovation in Practice
  • Policy and Impact on Social Innovation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally have an honours degree with a first or upper second classification in an appropriate subject. Applications from those without a first degree will be considered subject to an evaluation of comparable industry based experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part Time: £830 per 20 credits

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
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