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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial) Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

You may want to focus or broaden your design practice, so during your MA studies you can take a variety of approaches from theoretical experimental design to artefact based making/material focussed design.

Designers mostly work in teams, sometimes cross- or multi-disciplinary. The MA Design and Innovation provides many opportunities to work with other disciplines as it sits alongside other MA courses at AUB and is supported by the local and national design industry. It also takes full advantage of the AUB creative community with some taught sessions delivered in interdisciplinary groups and environments.

Design problems will be addressed through applying a process of systematically interrogating design practice; using design methods to analyse and comprehend situations and behaviour and generating alternative and novel, even experimental solutions. Research is the fundamental driver for creative thinking and innovation to be developed through a specific individual and critical approach to reflective enquiry and practice.

Students may join the course from a number of diverse design backgrounds including product design, industrial design or graphic design. Students should show an aptitude for design, we also welcome backgrounds in interaction design, interior design and interior architecture, architecture, textiles, fashion, illustration, fine art or non-design specific subjects such as journalism, philosophy, psychology, anthropology or sociology. Reflective practice and the inherent ability to remain open-minded; paired with a passion for design and a desire to challenge traditional practice and current world views will form the starting point for your professional or academic career.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will usually have a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate level qualification and must also hold a relevant English Language qualification.