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MA Innovation Management

College
CSM
Start date
September 2019
Course length
2 years full time (60 weeks)

Course summary

MA Innovation Management focuses on the need to equip graduates with the intellectual and practical abilities to operate creatively and strategically as an innovation manager within complex environments and contexts and to continue their development academically and professionally.

In order to do this, students need to be able to work cooperatively as well as independently, to explore and experiment, map and plan.

This course is part of the Culture and Enterprise Programme.

Great reasons to apply

  • A course with the name Innovation Management remains a unique offer in an art and design education context
  • The course’s situation within an art and design educational context allows it to use ‘learning through doing’ as an important driver of its pedagogy
  • The course highlights complexity, criticality and creativity as key elements of its practice. In doing this it engages fully and deeply with a range of other disciplines – notably, philosophy, sociology and anthropology – to augment its examination of innovation and management, design and business
  • The course uses uncertainty as a creative tool, and in doing so engages positively with failure as driver of educational transformation as well as organisational change
  • As such, MA Innovation Management graduates are comfortable operating in complex, liminal spaces, where simplistic notions of 'problem solving' are inadequate.

Open days

Monday, 18 February at 2pm
Tuesday, 5 March at 11am
Monday, 15 April at 2pm
Tuesday, 30 April at 11am

Scholarships, awards and funding

All postgraduate funding options for Central Saint Martins.

Jane Rapley Scholarships
MA Innovation Management Bursaries

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships:
Home/EU | International

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for eligible UK and EU students. A full list of eligibility criteria and information on applying can be found on the postgraduate loans webpage.

Meet Course Leader, Jamie Brassett and students

MA Innovation Management: The Uncertainty Project

Course catalogues

Gallery

Culture and Enterprise stories

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Take Five: Lili-Maxx Hager

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Normal to Dissent.

2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which extended voting rights to women who met certain, limited criteria, but left 60% of the female population […]

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MA CCC students celebrate Alexandra Place’s hidden heritage

Last term, a group of second year MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students (Brontë Cordes, Fiona Costelloe, Weiyan Liu, Farah Piriyeva, Huixian Su and Ziqiao Wang) collaborated with Alexandra Palace, the historic […]

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BA CCC Nature Calls Show 040

Nature Calls: Paintings in Hospitals

Paintings in Hospitals is an organisation that aims to improve the clinical environments of healthcare contexts by filling them with art. Earlier this year, as part of the organisation’s Art in […]

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Show Two: Design Private View

Last night saw the opening of Show Two: Design with a private view filled with innovative objects, challenging performances and provocative projects. It’s too early for exact figures, but we think it was […]

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Course details

MA Innovation Management is part of the Culture and Enterprise Programme. It focuses on the need to equip graduates with the intellectual and practical abilities to operate creatively and strategically as an innovation manager within complex environments and contexts, and to continue their development academically and professionally. In order to do this, students need to be able to work cooperatively as well as independently, to explore and experiment, and to map and plan.

MA Innovation Management helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of the complex interrelating discourses and practices influencing innovation management, whilst also equipping students with the necessary cognitive and practical skills with which to provide critical responses to them.

We support students to think and learn both independently and as an important member of teams, establishing and conveying, with conviction, their own critical position so that they emerge with a clear set of principles and practices to underpin their future career.

Our goal is to develop graduates with an ability to cross discursive, practice, subject and organisational boundaries. Our graduates should have the ability to work – managing themselves and others – in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team on projects that are often global in nature, in open and responsible ways. This is in line with changes to the design industry over recent years, as well as the transformations in the demands of business and society that recognise the importance of creativity, critical thinking and familiarity with uncertainty.

Course units

This course is made up of three units, each of 60 credits.

Unit one: Exploration and experimentation

Encourages students to experience and experiment with some of the key theories and practices of innovation management as we construct it. Key here will be to explore the different practices and discourses of innovation management and to experiment in the production of strategic outcomes, and to consider the roles that uncertainty, failure and success, play in developing and managing innovation strategies. This unit is broken down into component projects, each of which contains different types of teaching and learning activities, with submissions that include individual written work and team presentations.

Unit two: Mapping and positioning

Also contains a number of component projects, this time to help students orientate themselves in theoretical and practical landscapes relevant to the disciplines of innovation management, as well as to embark upon a self-initiated piece of field work that supports their own field of enquiry. The projects in this contain a range of teaching and learning activities, with submissions that include individual written work, team presentations and field work.

Unit three: Independence and cooperation

Allows students to further their own field of enquiry, and to articulate critically their findings. Students will also work together to deliver a series of end-of-year events that showcase their work as individuals and a collective. This unit is also composed of different projects, each of which contains different teaching and learning activities, with submissions that include individual written work, team presentations, and the organisation, management and delivery of end-of-year events and supporting material.

Industry collaborations

Working with paying clients on live briefs will give you valuable commercial experience which may mean your work being taken forward for production or, if so desired, in the purchase of your intellectual property. All paid projects are conducted within a carefully developed legal framework, which includes student agreements to protect your work and help you realise its commercial value.

Once you’ve graduated, you may be picked as part of a small team to work on a live creative brief, organised by our Business and Innovation department, under the supervision of an experienced tutor. This can be a valuable first step in working professionally in a chosen discipline and has resulted in graduates being hired by clients.

Staff

Jamie  Brassett

Jamie Brassett

Reader in Philosophy, Design and Innovation; Subject Leader; Course Leader, MA Innovation Management

Lorna Jean  Dallas-Conte

Lorna Jean Dallas-Conte

Associate Lecturer, MA Innovation Management and MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries

Monika  Hestad

Monika Hestad

MA Innovation Management, Associate Lecturer

John  O’Reilly

John O’Reilly

MA Innovation Management, Associate Lecturer

Associate Lecturer: Dr Lucy Kimbell
Associate Lecturer: Dr Carlos Peralta
Associate Lecturer: Beth Shepherd
Associate Lecturer: Paul Sturrock
Associate Lecturer: Dr Ida Telalbasic
Associate Lecturer: Sophie Trench
Visiting Practitioner: Iñaki Arbelaiz
Visiting Practitioner: Alice Holmberg
Visiting Practitioner: Ben Stevens
Visiting Practitioner: Dominic Stone
Visiting Professor: Professor Roy Sandbach

How to apply

Opportunities for all

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability (e.g. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on disability@arts.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. All enquiries are treated confidentially. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An Honours degree at upper second class (2:1) or above in a relevant field: business studies; management; social sciences; humanities; physical sciences; marketing; arts and design OR
  • An equivalent EU / international qualification

AND normally at least one year of relevant professional experience.

APEL - Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning

Exceptionally applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

*          Related academic or work experience

*          The quality of the personal statement

*          A strong academic or other professional reference

*          OR a combination of these factors.

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English Language Requirements

IELTS level 7.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our main English Language requirements webpage).

Selection criteria

We select applicants according to potential and current ability in the following areas:

  • Skills and knowledge in your own discipline and preferably some examples of post college work in your particular field
  • Evidence of interest and understanding of innovation and its management
  • Work demonstrating engagement with innovation and its management
  • A reflective and critical approach
  • Evidence and experience of teamwork
  • Evidence and experience of research and analysis
  • Self-motivation, ambition and a commitment to the course.

What we are looking for

We actively seek open-minded graduates from diverse academic and industry backgrounds who want to innovate, ideally with relevant work experience from business, marketing, engineering, sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts and design. A key characteristic of our candidates is the desire to extend their subject-specialisms by colliding with, negotiating between, and connecting with people, concepts, discourses and practices that are outside their normal activities, and who are keen to locate the creative outputs of these engagements in the area of innovation management.

Making your application

For EU applicants concerned about Brexit, please see our dedicated page: Brexit Information for Students.

You should apply by clicking on the link to the direct form below. The application form can be saved as you fill it out, so you do not need to complete it all at once. You will also have the chance to review all the information and make any necessary amendments before you submit the application form.

Start your application now

Central Saint Martins does not accept applications for deferred entry. You should therefore apply in the year you wish to study.

Before you apply, please take time to read the guidance below. You will be asked to provide the following information when completing the online application form:

General information

Personal details (including legal full name, date of birth, nationality, addresses)

Current English language level

Current and/or previous education and qualification details

Employment history

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be approximately 500 words in length, and outline the following:

  • How you have become interested in Innovation Management and the postgraduate course at Central Saint Martins?
  • What aspects of your experience relate to innovation and its management?
  • How you see MA Innovation Management impacting on your future career?

We cannot consider your application if you do not provide all of the information above.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by the end of May at the very latest to avoid disappointment.  We reserve the right to close applications earlier than the deadline above subject to spaces available.

There are two ways international students can apply:

  • One of our official representatives in your country
  • A direct application.

If you are applying directly you click on the link to the direct form below. The application form can be saved as you fill it out, so you do not need to complete it all at once. You will also have the chance to review all the information and make any necessary amendments before you submit the application form.

For further advice on how to apply please visit the UAL International Application page.

Start your application now

Central Saint Martins does not accept applications for deferred entry. You should therefore apply in the year you wish to study.

Before you apply, please take time to read the guidance below. You will be asked to provide the following information when completing the online application form:

General information

Personal details (including legal full name, date of birth, nationality, addresses)

Current English language level

Current and/or previous education and qualification details

Employment history

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be approximately 500 words in length, and outline the following:

  • How you have become interested in Innovation Management and the postgraduate course at Central Saint Martins?
  • What aspects of your experience relate to innovation and its management?
  • How you see MA Innovation Management impacting on your future career?

Immigration history check

Whether you are applying online or through a UAL representative you will need to complete an immigration history check to establish whether you are eligible to study at UAL.  If you do not complete the check we will not be able to proceed with your application.

We cannot consider your application if you do not provide all of the information above.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by the end of May at the very latest to avoid disappointment.  We reserve the right to close applications earlier than the deadline above subject to spaces available.


After you apply

Communicating with you

After you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive an email confirming we have successfully received your application and providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal.  We will request any additional information from you, including inviting you to upload documents or book an audition, through the portal.  You should check your UAL Portal regularly for any important updates and requests.

What happens next

Initial application check

We check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course.  If you do, you will be invited to submit a portfolio through UAL’s online portfolio review system.

Portfolio Review

If you meet the entry requirements you will be invited to submit a digital portfolio through the UAL Portal.

Your portfolio should be no more than 20 images and demonstrate your practical and conceptual skills, and working processes, and provide evidence of your experience of innovation and its management. Your examples of your work will depend on your field of expertise, as follows:

Applicants with a background in design should include:
  • Examples of visual work
  • Examples of moving image work (if appropriate)
  • Developmental research material
  • Samples of written work.
Applicants from all other backgrounds should include:

Documentation of work where possible including reports, presentations or research projects for which you have been responsible.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

You will receive the outcome of your application through the UAL Portal.

Fees & Funding

Home/EU fee

Tuition fees for 2018/19: £5,550 per year. Please note that fees for second year of study will be subject to inflationary increase.

£500 per annum discount for all students who have completed a PG Dip/Cert or an undergraduate course including Grad Dip/Cert, at UAL.

You can pay course tuition fees in instalments for this course.

ELQ

Home/EU students whose chosen course is at a level equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that they already hold, would will be charged the fees shown above, plus an additional £1,100 (called the 'ELQ' fee). Students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are exempt from ELQ fees and will pay the original fee, regardless of the highest qualification held. If you have a query regarding the ELQ fee, please use this register your interest form.

International fee

Tuition fees for 2018/19: £13,890 per year.

£500 per annum discount for all students who have completed a PG Dip/Cert or an undergraduate course including Grad Dip/Cert, at UAL.

You can pay course tuition fees in instalments for this course.

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

Innovation has been identified as crucial to business success, Cox Report. MA Innovation Management will generate career opportunities within:

Creative industries

  • Innovation research
  • Strategy development
  • Business development
  • Brand management

Public sector

  • Innovation research
  • Policy and strategy development

Corporate sector

  • Innovation research
  • Strategy development
  • Business development
  • Brand management

Staff

Our staff members have active and ongoing links with a wide range of institutions, organisations and companies including The Built Environment Trust, The Design Council, EDF, the Royal Society of Arts, Studio INTO and Transport for London.

Alumni

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