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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

The Social Innovation Master’s degree has been designed to offer a distinctive, innovative qualification that builds skills and competence within the social enterprise sector, alongside developing investable and marketable socially enterprising solutions which address unmet social needs in original and innovative ways. The Programme aims: to develop skills and leadership capability within organisations across all sectors engaged in social innovation, and to develop a pipeline of investable social innovations which are also marketable. Module assessments will require fieldwork, research and practical application. Central to the learning strategy is the theme of students taking a high degree of responsibility for their own learning within a context of a work-based learning approach, which enables students to develop themselves and their ideas for social innovation within their own workplace context and gain academic credit for this activity.

The whole programme is based on a social venture incubation programme which addresses not only the skills development of the students but also the development of a real social venture which will be both investable and marketable. To achieve this, there will be strong tutoring support supported by access to business support, mentoring, and online resources. Students have the opportunity to structure their own learning in a way that benefits their personal development and the development of the organisation in which they are employed.

Different course options

Full time | Waterside Campus | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Personal Development for Change and Innovation - Core
Policy and Impact of Social Innovation - Core
Social innovation in Practice - Core
Marketing Social Innovation - Core
Bold Procurement and Commissioning - Core
Accounting and Finance in Social Innovation - Core
Leading Social Innovation - Core
Work-based Project (Negotiated) - Core
Work Based Synthesis - Core

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 will normally have an honours degree with a first or upper second classification in an appropriate subject.