What will I learn?

The MA Design and Innovation course enables graduates and practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context relative to the creative industries.

Course Information

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.

Closely aligned with the AUB Innovation Studio and supported by partners in the design industry, live projects and business and entrepreneurship will be an integral element of your study.

MA Design and Innovation Course Leader, Fran Conrad tells us about the new course and how collaboration with industry is at the heart of it; with opportunities to work alongside innovative brands like the RNLI and IoT Solutions Group.

Which department am I in?

Arts University Bournemouth

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,500.00 (US$ 25,074) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2022


Arts University Bournemouth



BH12 5HH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You will usually have BA (Hons) Degree graded at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent UK or international qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline. For overseas applicants, we accept a range of English Language qualifications, including the following qualifications for MA and Master of Architecture (MArch) courses: Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) grade C; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C; Certificate of Attainment in English (London Board) level 5 or 6; IELTS score of 6.5 or above; Pearson PTE score of 54 and over, with a score of 51 in each component. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 90 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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