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Multidisciplinary Innovation

Northumbria University

12 months
16000 GBP/year
7350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the exciting, creative and highly practical Multidisciplinary Innovation programme from Northumbria University. Get to work on live briefs from real organisations, in a simulated agency environment, and learn to think in new ways to engineer change. 


We welcome students onto this course from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Working collaboratively with people with a range of skill sets, you’ll devise creative solutions using strategic innovation to solve real world, complex challenges to social, organisational and commercial issues. Previous organisations we have worked with include multinationals like Mars and Unilever, local start-ups and charities.

As part of this Multidisciplinary Innovation programme from Northumbria University, you will:

  • Work on real life projects that will allow you to build up an invaluable portfolio of experience
  • Blend design, technology, and business and develop your entrepreneurial mind-set 
  • Learn to manage change and innovation in a strategic way
  • Build up an invaluable portfolio of experience and network of contacts that will span multiple industries
  • Create strategic value through adapting a range of innovation approaches and resources - highly valued by future employers

Previous graduates from this course have secured senior roles with large organisations, and some have started their own businesses or gone on to PhD study.

Career Edge 

  • On completion of the course you’ll be ready to take up strategic roles in many different contexts, where innovation is key. You’ll be highly employable, or if you prefer, equipped with the skills to launch your own business or continue in academia.
  • Innovation is increasingly a strategic priority, and by applying the skills you’ll learn on this exciting course, you’ll be able to lead and deliver positive change.
  • The portfolio you’ll build through the practical experience gained will give you a distinct advantage, especially when combined with the valuable network of contacts you’ll make in the business community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design-Led Innovation Practice 
  • Responsible Innovation Practice 
  • Strategic Innovation Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline. Applicants with appropriate work experience and/or a relevant professional qualification will be considered.
  • International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7350 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Full UK Fee: £7,350
  • Full EU Fee: £16,000
  • Full International Fee: £16,000

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /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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