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Master in Design Strategy and Innovation (MA) - Brunel
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Master in Design Strategy and Innovation (MA) - Brunel

Brunel University London
LondonUK
On campus
Full-time
€27,581.82/year
 4164 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English
Apply date
Jul 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

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Program Description

The master in Design Strategy and Innovation (MA) concentrates on how design might be a catalyst for innovation at all levels. This includes new products and services, new processes, new ways of working, managing creative teams and collaborating with stakeholders, new businesses, and new practices. The master in Design Strategy and Innovation (MA) aims to give designers and other creatives the skills and knowledge to utilize design thinking and leverage design in the pursuit of strategic organizational change and improvement in both the private and public sectors.

You’ll have access to modern teaching and learning facilities, including a dedicated master’s design studio. Here you can discuss and exchange ideas with other students passionate about becoming design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change.

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Course Content

The course is delivered in three phases. Term one is the taught element. In term two, the seminar and workshop programme exploring future trends is delivered, and you’ll also work on your two research projects. Then you move on to your dissertation and undertake an advanced piece of research relevant to design strategy and innovation. This will be assessed through a final 20,000 word submission

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Teaching and Learning

The design master’s degrees are delivered by a passionate cross-disciplinary lecturing team, and enhanced by design consultants who are part of our extensive network of industry collaborative partners.

Study will combine lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshop sessions, independent research, and individual and group project work. There will also be guest lectures from design professionals who offer their views on the future of design and its role in meeting global challenges. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a Rich Design series of optional intensive workshops on specialist topics based on the interests of you and your peers and staff expertise.

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Curriculum

Dissertation

The dissertation allows students to write and present a thesis on a current and challenging design management question, to research and critically evaluate a well formulated specialist design management research question derived from their taught modules, key published research, seminar programme and the practical experience of the design research project, to demonstrate a sophisticated and advance use of conceptual tools derived from previous modules, and to demonstrate the ability to add to the field of knowledge by reporting and presenting in a clear, interesting, reliable and thought provoking manner to a high professional standard.

Branding Strategy Studies

This module aims to develop a creative strategic approach to branding and its relationship to design, to explore branding and brands and their evolving place in society, to evaluate the contemporary relationship of branding to design management and organisational performance, and to discuss existing and emerging branding concepts in specific industry/society areas or operational application.

Design Innovation Futures: Seminar and Workshop Programme

This module aims to establish clearly the relationship between and value of future forecasting and design strategy and innovation, to engage with the complexity of future forecasting and its’ implications for design-led management of change, and to incorporate the influence of current and future trends into recommendations from students own design and innovation research.

Design Research

This module aims to develop in-depth knowledge and skills in design research in order to investigate, formulate and specify a suitable and well-focussed specialist project, to critically explore the semantics and definitions of design, branding, strategy, innovation, design research, technology and creativity, and to evaluate the characteristics of and relationship between design, branding, creativity and innovation from leading classic and contemporary research.

Strategic Design Management

This module aims to develop a balanced practical understanding and critical awareness of design management principles and contemporary practice, to critically examine the design process through all major stages, to develop a strategic approach to managing design in order to improve organisational performance, and to explore and debate the influence and origins of design management and design thinking.

Design Innovation Research Project 2

This project enables each student to formulate and conduct a thorough investigation and critical evaluation of the effectiveness of design management and innovation in one or more organisations, and to address the issues and challenges for design management in research and practice and make positive recommendations for future strategies.

Design Innovation Research Project 1

This project allows students to conduct an in-depth investigation into the potential value of design and design thinking in a chosen organisation, industry or sector, to enable each student to formulate an investigation and analysis of the factors which impact on the practice of design and innovation management in one or more organisations and/or industry or sector, and to develop an advanced critical understanding of the relationship of design management to strategy, innovation, corporate culture and organisation structure.

Innovation Strategy and Management

This module aims to identify the key drivers informing emergent creativity and innovation in business, to explore the relationship between design and innovation within the changing nature of business models and creative industries, to compare and contrast how the strategic use of design is manifest in the performance of business and other institutions, and to evaluate the role of design and entrepreneurship in creative business start-ups.

Jobs - Careers

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