What will I learn?

Course Overview

We welcome students onto this course from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Working collaboratively with people with a range of skill sets, you’ll devise creative solutions using strategic innovation to solve real world, complex challenges to social, organisational and commercial issues. Previous organisations we have worked with include multinationals like Mars and Unilever, local start-ups and charities.

As part of this course, you will:

Work on real life projects that will allow you to build up an invaluable portfolio of experience
Blend design, technology, and business and develop your entrepreneurial mind-set
Learn to manage change and innovation in a strategic way
Build up an invaluable portfolio of experience and network of contacts that will span multiple industries
Create strategic value through adapting a range of innovation approaches and resources - highly valued by future employers

Previous graduates from this course have secured senior roles with large organisations, and some have started their own businesses or gone on to PhD study.

Your Future

On completion of the course you’ll be ready to take up strategic roles in many different contexts, where innovation is key. You’ll be highly employable, or if you prefer, equipped with the skills to launch your own business or continue in academia.

Innovation is increasingly a strategic priority, and by applying the skills you’ll learn on this exciting course, you’ll be able to lead and deliver positive change.

The portfolio you’ll build through the practical experience gained will give you a distinct advantage, especially when combined with the valuable network of contacts you’ll make in the business community.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,000.00 (US$ 21,686) per year
There are no additional costs.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Newcastle Campus

Ellison Building,

Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Tyne And Wear,

NE1 8ST, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelors Degree (when awarded by a regionally accredited institution): GPA of 2.8 or above for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent, GPA of 3.0* or above for courses which require a UK 2:1 equivalent. All Postgraduate Taught Programmes IELTS 6.5 minimum component 5.5.

For international students

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline. Applicants with appropriate work experience and/or a relevant professional qualification will be considered. English language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.

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


About Northumbria University

Northumbria University offers students a vibrant city experience and outstanding education in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Globally renowned education with top employability rates
  • Research-led institution solving real-world challenges
  • Generous scholarship opportunities for international students
  • Modern campus with city centre location

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