MA Design and Innovation

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.

You can download the programme specification.

Course info

Course duration

1 year (full-time, 45 weeks)
2 years (part-time, 90 weeks)

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Fran Conrad – Course Leader

BA, MSc, PGcert, FHEA

Franziska founded her design studio in 2005 which has since grown into INHERENTLY GOOD DESIGN, a platform allowing her to create commercially viable product design solutions with sustainable design principles at the core.

She is a designer and educator with BA and MSc Degrees in Product Design and Sustainable Product Design.

Watch our videos

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.

Your interview and portfolio

As part of your application, we expect to see a portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills, interests and specialism.

Download our Portfolio Guidelines for more information.


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