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  • Qualification

    MSt - Master of Studies

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The programme aims to produce graduates who:

  • have a critical understanding of the different forms of social and organisational change as seen through the lens of sociology, political science and organisational theory;
  • are prepared to lead, build and manage collaborative initiatives of the corporate, public and social sectors to tackle the wicked problems that the globe faces;
  • are skilled in the practice of business planning, financial planning and impact measurement principles and can apply these in a global context to create blueprints for social ventures, social change organisations or internal change projects; and
  • are equipped with the advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills required to actively contribute to the academic debate on social innovation and to engage with intellectual rigor with individuals and organisations working towards the development of novel solutions to deep-rooted problems of poverty and inequality in both rich and poor countries.

This programme will provide an overview and understanding of social innovation and approaches to addressing social, cultural, economic, and environmental challenges and opportunities. We aim to provide an open environment for critical dialogue, so the programme will be highly interactive with workshops, case studies, subject experts, and practitioners engaging in the discussion of key concepts, theories, frameworks, and emerging ideas for creating, developing, and enabling social innovation across sectors in the UK and internationally.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • understand and critique the core business models in the social innovation and social venture space;
  • reflect upon, communicate, and integrate key theories and frameworks in the study of social innovation and social ventures;
  • recognise, appreciate, and assess multiple stakeholder perspectives in social innovation; and
  • develop and apply advanced research skills.

Application deadline

01 June 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Cambridge

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  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

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