MRes in Design Innovation
Institute for Design Innovation
The focus of this programme is to communicate the latest knowledge and advances in design innovation practices.
You will take part in a series of taught modules and industry focused projects that will build and enhance your portfolio of work.
You will also learn how to enhance and develop innovative design skills and will discover how to replicate collaborative behaviour, through a mixture of active learning and team work. All students will develop their knowledge by analysing and evaluating problems and responding to genuine industry challenges in real time. This learning environment will inform critical thinking and improve students’ effectiveness as innovation designers.
Students who choose to study an MRes in Design Innovation will be able to build on their research skills with the choice to focus on areas such as Identity, Culture and Communication, and Design Thinking, which builds on the idea that design supports and encourages innovation in multiple ways.
To enhance design skills and knowledge through theoretical and practical application individually and in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams
Develop collaborative behaviour through active learning and team work, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
To enable graduates to develop their critical thinking and insight to improve their effectiveness as designers
To enable graduates to develop their analytical and research skills through undertaking a substantial design and evaluation project with a focus on a particular area of design.
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Duration1 Year full-time, up to 4 years part-time
Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams.
Students will be asked to produce project briefs, concept drawings, user scenarios, storyboards, project blogs and multimedia documentation
Minimum of an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a wide range of subjects. In exceptional circumstances an applicant may be admitted to the degree who does not possess the requirements mentioned, but who has substantial relevant work experience.
Upon graduating, you will be equipped with advanced knowledge to enhance your career opportunities in design and branding consultancies, in-house design and marketing departments as designers and design managers. You will become a professional versed with design skills and interdisciplinary teamwork. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.