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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Cardiff (Atrium) Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This exciting new MA Design Innovation programme has been designed to harness your creativity, sharpen your critical thinking and enhance your professional skills, so that you may lead the next generation of pioneering businesses and innovative organisations.

The course provides a platform for graduates from all disciplines to collaborate across boundaries to imagine future worlds and propose alternative solutions to complex global challenges.

Through immersion in the latest design thinking and innovation methods, you will show how design is a tool for change. As intrapreneurs responsive to emerging social and environmental concerns, and entrepreneurs disruptive in designing forward-thinking organisations.

Teaching within the Faculty of Creative Industries, in the heart of Cardiff, provides a uniquely creative platform to refine personal and professional skills which are in high demand by industry and civil society.

Assessment

The course employs a range of assessment methods which reflect the personal, collaborative and academic skills appropriate for a professional in this field. Methods which encourage metacognition, promoting thinking about the learning process not just the learning outcomes.

A mix of individual and group assessment methods are employed including: portfolio, podcasts, personal reflections, blogs, group presentations, workshop facilitation, simulation, interactive artefacts, scenario, and organisational intervention proposals.

Careers

The course team holds close links with industry and civil society partners who act as curators of innovation challenges within the modules. The Faculty of Creative Industries maintains extensive regional and international academic and professional networks; links to employers are proactively sought including creative agencies, public health boards, technology companies, activists and NGOs.

The course provides opportunities for creative industries graduates to apply their design acumen to commercial and social contexts outside the creative industries. Also, for graduates from other economic sectors who now wish to develop and apply knowledge of design thinking and creative processes, so they can then better understand challenges within their own field.

The course provides diverse career progression routes for graduates in roles demanding enterprising and intrapreneurial skills. Students will develop evidence of activities in product, service, social and commercial innovation (including user insight, design thinking, rapid prototyping, collaborative lean and agile delivery) which prepares them for a roles in design management, innovation management, brand management, design research, and technology transformation in social and commercial enterprises.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

The university is in South Wales, UK, with campuses in and around the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. Cardiff is a modern, multicultural, and safe student city.
Choose from over 500 courses, some with guaranteed work placements and many leading to professional certification.
The University of South Wales offers competitive tuition fees, generous scholarships and convenient payment plans.

Subject rankings

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    95th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

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    128 57%

    48th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    60th

  • Student satisfaction

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    4.18 84%

    20th

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    115 53%

    78th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    95th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    8th

    17

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