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Integrated Design Innovation MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme invites you to develop advanced digital design and fabrication/manufacturing skills applicable to a range of fields such as architectural technology and construction, mechanical engineering design, and industrial design. Upon graduation, you will be able to join emerging and fast-growing technological and creative sectors.

Key features: Join fast-growing industry sectors with a degree from the number 1 Young University for Art, Design and Architecture (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2018) and in the First-Class Category of Sustainable Universities in the UK (People and Planet Green League 2018); Develop valuable skills in digital design, design thinking and digital fabrication applicable to a range of industry sectors such as manufacturing, advanced construction and industrial design; Benefit from our newly developed workshop spaces, with state-of-the-art equipment and technical support for digital fabrication and immersive visualization; Gain multidisciplinary experience in a project-based learning environment by working alongside MA/MSc students, associate tutors from industry and academic staff from the School of Art, Design and Architecture, and the School of Engineering; Opportunity to pursue research degrees (MPhil/PhD) as well as cross-collaboration with other postgraduate courses such as MRes Digital Arts and Technology, MA Smart Urban Futures and MSc High Performance Buildings; Part-time route available (5 semesters over 2 years). Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Through a combination of individual and team project-based work, the Design Lab explores design modelling and fabrication approaches to the resolution of challenges through advanced digital techniques. The course follows a co-design approach where students work with external partners from industry, tech startups, peer learners, third sector and community groups on shared outcomes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with associated fields of practice. Students will be required to submit an outline of their experience in a 500-word statement. Work experience in the creative or manufacturing sectors (or other professionally relevant activity) is highly desirable, though not required. Students with extensive industry experience can claim credits following the University of Plymouth Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more