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Design Innovation MA / MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:2 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: London
  • Part-time: Up to 4 years
  • School: Loughborough University London

Programme information

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.

Programme aims

  • 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.

Entry requirements

2:2 (or above) in Design, Innovation, Business, Media, Technology or related subjects. Applicants from non-Design backgrounds require 55% and above in their final year. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.  

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.


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. Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.  

Future Career Prospects

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

London taught programmesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 2 £10,000 £22,650

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.