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Design Management Innovation MDes

Key information

Qualification type

MDes - Master of Design

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

The course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage design holistically and strategically, and equip the postgraduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress to senior positions as well as to expand this influence to the wider community.

In the corporate world, design managers oversee the development of products and services and manage the innovation process workflow. They also have a significant strategic role in managing the articulation of a business strategy, continuously improving the customer experience. Our MDes Design Management programme will allow you to think creatively about organisational and business problems and use design thinking to offer innovative solutions.

Teaching and learning methods on the programme vary throughout the units providing diversity and offering you the opportunity to experience real or simulated industry practice. They range from traditional delivery of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop, to newer modes of learning via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and other e-learning methods, and via industry visits and work placements. You are also encouraged to engage in self-directed learning and to plan your individual learning journey and also to take advantage of peer-to-peer learning.

Different course options

Full time | Ravensbourne | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Cultural and Contextual Design Studies
Practical Application of Design Thinking in Design Management
Managing Design in a Global Society and Economy
Studio Practice
Professional Practice in Management and Consulting
Strategic Design and Innovation
Major Project

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

Students should have a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area. If students are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.