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Course summary

The Master of Studies in Social Innovation is an academically rigorous part-time programme designed for practitioners from the business, public and social sectors who wish to lead innovative solutions to pressing social issues. Students on the programme are outstanding individuals who wish to build on their work experience and expertise collaborating with colleagues across sectors. For further information please visit:


Structure: Module 1: Organising for Social Change Module 2: Leading Social Innovation Module 3: Social Innovation in Practice: The Social Innovation Project Module 4: Social Innovation Research Module 5: Social Innovation dissertation

Assessment method

Modules 1 and 2 will be assessed by essays (5,000 words), module 3 will be assessed by a business plan or critical case study (5,000 words) and module 4 by a research proposal (4,000 words). Each of these assignments (1-4) contributes 12.5 per cent to the final mark. Your mark for the 15,000-word dissertation contributes 50 per cent to the final mark.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • European Quality Improvement System

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

At least a good 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent standard from an overseas institution as on the University of Cambridge website Applicants should have at least two years' work experience (excluding vacation employment and internships during the course of their undergraduate degree). Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have: IELTS 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element; TOEFL 110, with not less than 25 in each element; CAE grade A or B (with at least 293 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment; CPE grade A, B or C (with at least 200 in each individual element). For further information please visit:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Master of Studies in Social Innovation (M St) at University of Cambridge - UCAS