Innovative companies today (large or small) strive for excellence to create the next breakthrough innovation - whether that be to advance technology, stay competitive in the market place, or to provide positive change for society. To achieve this, companies need to maintain their competitive edge, employing talented professionals with ideas and vision, coupled with the skills to innovate with confidence. We believe that Design Thinking is a powerful process that when mastered will empower our professional learners to unlock their creative potential to generate novel ideas and to translate these ideas into tangible and impactful outputs for innovation.
This course has been carefully designed to advance your knowledge of Design Thinking, working with confidence to generate convincing ideas, provide you with the opportunity to apply Design Thinking in practise with a company, improve your opportunity of job success, through the building of your professional skills and innovation design portfolio, and provide you with the ‘know how’ to develop your long term career as a creative professional.
Why this course?
Offered by our Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D), this masters in Design Thinking exploits existing expertise within Cranfield University ’s School of Water, Energy and Environment and School of Management.
This course is suitable for mid-career professionals in the creative industries sector looking to improve their skills in the strategic, tactical and implementation aspects of the management of creativity and innovation in business.
Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental and business consultancies, public sector organisations such as environmental protection agencies, and the manufacturing and service industries in the private sector.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers.
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- Taught modules 40%, Group project 20%, Individual project 40%
The course is designed to suit creative individuals with business acumen who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.
DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Design Management Studies View 1919 other Masters in Management Studies in United Kingdom
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- A first or second class UK Honours degree or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.
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International21500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
International & EU:
- MSc Part-time: £21,500
- PgDip Full-time: £17,400
- PgCert Full-time: £8,700
- MSc Full-time: £10,500
- MSc Part-time: £1,635
Living costs for Cranfield
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- GREAT China Scholarship
- The Cranfield Scholarship
- Masters Loan from Student Finance England
- Santander Scholarship
- Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries
- Future Finance Student Loans
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.