**Institute for Design Innovation**
The Institute for Design Innovation is committed to delivering high'quality teaching and research that aims to address real'life enterprise and social innovation needs.
Our Design Innovation Management programmes allow students to engage in globally connected creative projects whilst studying in the ‘design capital of the world’. These projects will provide students with experience of working in cross'cultural and globally distributed design'teams, skills increasingly required by industry.
We are committed to helping our students achieve great things, and encourage all of our students to build professional relationships with the organisations that interest them the most. Whether your goal is to launch your own business or support the development of an existing product or service, the Institute for Design Innovation is
dedicated to making your future ambitions a reality.
For more information, see our programme page for Design and Culture MA
Through a series of processes and projects, our Design and Culture MA will support you to build a portfolio of work informed by the study of culture, and will help address the question: does culture inform design or does design inform culture?
Our programme will provide you with the concepts and skills for undertaking ethnographic research for completion of design projects. These skills can be applied and developed in both the interdisciplinary and international design projects that provide the core of the programme.
Our MA in Design and Culture will encourage you to explore the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts. You will have the opportunity to develop your analytical and research skills through undertaking a substantial design innovation and evaluation project that draws on the influences of culture in design. These projects will provide you with the experience of working in cross'cultural and interdisciplinary design'driven teams.
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- A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent overseas qualification in a wide range of subjects. Applicants from non-design backgrounds require 55% and above in their final year.