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Design, Enterprise and Innovation MSci (Hons)

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Master in Science (with Honours) – MSci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

New for 2020, this new MSci Design, Enterprise and Innovation programme is designed for students interested in developing product design expertise alongside knowledge of business and enterprise development to take on design leadership and entrepreneurship roles in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.Entrepreneurship and design innovation are seen as fundamental aspects of UK economy. Creating value through design is a challenge that requires being organisational and business savvy as much as it requires talent, methods and skills. You will learn about how design and management practices come together to benefit development, as well being enabled to start your own business. The programme delivered jointly by School of Engineering and Applied Science and Aston Business School will equip you with not only solid design skills but also enterprise development competence to take on design leadership and entrepreneurship roles in futureYou will be supported by a wide networks of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors from local and national communities such as BSEEN, Birmingham Enterprise Community, Enterprise Nation and Centre for Growth throughout your study.As James Dyson and Steve Jobs (both of whom have design backgrounds), are you ready to shape the future through design entrepreneurship?**Key course benefits**- The only ‘Design and Entrepreneurship’ focused integrated master degree programme in West Midlands area, or even in the UK.- Optional placement year providing more opportunities for your future career.- All assessments are practical and developmental, with a combination of coursework, case studies, and design projects and in class tests. **Course details**In years 1 and 2, the students will study and work with the students from all Product Design programmes to equip themselves with solid design skills and a design-thinking mind-set. In years 3 and 4, the students will study and work closely with the students from the MSc and BSc Enterprise Development programme of Aston Business School to set up and run their own enterprises.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,200per year

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A level : CCC - BBC

Including a Science or Technical subject (Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics): BBC: Standard offer BCC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B CCC: Contextual offer (more details


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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Aston is renowned for its careers and employability support, and the opportunities it provides for students to gain practical work experience.
Students have the opportunity to gain experience through internships, placements, projects and business start-ups.
The university has a range of scholarships including a fully funded Aston Enterprise Scholarship for a student with a winning business idea.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 122 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    126 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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