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Innovation Management

University of the Arts London (UAL)

24 months
16945 GBP/year
6650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Innovation Management at the University of the Arts London (UAL) will help you develop the creative strategies you need to drive innovation and transformative change in an uncertain world.


Led with a strong sense of vision, the Innovation Management at the University of the Arts London (UAL) combines theory and practice, mixing creative projects and fieldwork opportunities with lectures and rigorous writing assignments. It offers a collaborative learning community in which students from a wide range of fields – including design, business, science, policy, digital entrepreneurship and art ­– continuously challenge each other to transcend their limits. This course is part of the Culture and Enterprise programme.

Why choose this course at Central Saint Martins

Creative friction: You will learn in diverse teams, switching between roles while mastering the best design and business innovation methods ­– from speculative design and scenario planning to agile team management and digital visualisation techniques.

Knowledge sharing: From the first term onwards, you will be encouraged to disseminate your work through online media; co-organise external-facing events including social labs, exchanges with students at other leading universities and a unique Degree Show; and author publication-ready journal articles.

Global client and mentor network: You will learn through direct engagement with our large network of external contacts, including many creative entrepreneurs and brands. Previously, these have included: Boston Consulting Group, the British Council, Burberry, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, Facebook, Google, The Guardian, Ikea, Landsec, London Business School and University College London.

Career strategy: MA Innovation Management will support you to strategically develop your career, with a focus on creative autonomy, authenticity, social impact, sustainability and personal resilience. You will be encouraged to identify your own exciting career vision, which will allow you to thrive at the intersection of two or more fields, such as technology, design, management consulting, social innovation, dance or fashion.

Careers and alumni

Innovation has been identified as crucial to business success, Cox Report. MA Innovation Management will generate career opportunities within:

Creative industries

  • Innovation research
  • Strategy development
  • Business development
  • Brand management

Public sector

  • Innovation research
  • Policy and strategy development

Corporate sector

  • Innovation research
  • Strategy development
  • Business development
  • Brand management

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Exploration and Experimentation
  • Mapping and Positioning
  • Independence and Cooperation
  • You will explore the different practices and discourses of innovation management as well as creative teamwork. This unit will allow you to experiment, take informed risks and learn from failure. You will also be introduced to group working as a first step to productive collaboration.  


We are actively seeking open-minded graduates from diverse academic and industry backgrounds who want to innovate, ideally with relevant work experience from business, marketing, engineering, sciences, social sciences, humanities and design. A key characteristic of our candidates will be the desire to extend their subject-specialisms by colliding with, negotiating between and connecting with people, concepts, discourses and practices that are outside their normal activities, and who are keen to locate the creative outputs of these engagements in the area of innovation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An honours degree at upper second-class (2:1) or above in a relevant field: business studies; management; social sciences; humanities; physical sciences; marketing; arts and design
  • Or an equivalent EU/international qualification
And normally at least one year of relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16945 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16945 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6650 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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