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MA Integrated Design Innovation

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course focuses on tackling real-world industrial challenges through the development of bespoke and innovative products, services and experiences in the context of the Industry 4.0 agenda. Develop your ideas into businesses in the digital sector, working with a range of industry partners, academic staff, and new facilities for Digital Fabrication and Immersive Media.

Key features

  • Join the Industry 4.0 revolution with a degree from a top 10 UK Young University for Art, Design and Architecture (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019) and in the First-Class Category of Sustainable Universities in the UK (People and Planet Green League 2018).
  • Develop advanced skills in digital design applicable to a range of industry sectors such as manufacturing and industrial design.
  • Engage with new Digital Fabrication and Immersive Media Labs, with state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated technical support.
  • Gain multidisciplinary experience in a project-based learning environment by working alongside MA/MSc students, industry guests and academic staff from the School of Art, Design and Architecture.

You will graduate as a highly skilled professional able to work in multidisciplinary sectors with a series of transferable collaborative, technological, business and design skills. Some of these sectors include industrial design, computing or manufacturing. Additionally, you will be encouraged to spin-off with your own business plans and intellectual property assets developed throughout the programme.

This programme embraces emergent Industry 4.0 technologies through a project-based curriculum. Our teaching and learning ethos comprises a STEAM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, Mathematics) enabling a re-definition of the way creative thinkers work with digital technologies in the envisioning, designing, manufacturing and construction of our future built environment, specialist and everyday products and digital experiences. The programme of studies follows the TRL (Technology Readiness Levels) innovation delivery framework, and initiates in early stages of research and innovation ideation (Semester 1), followed by stages of proof of concept, prototyping and outlining business opportunities (Semester 2).

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,200per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 85 24

    62nd out of 122 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    126 58%

    43rd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    16th

    56
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    17th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    121 57%

    60th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    73rd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    13

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