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Course summary

New for 2020, this new MSci Design, Enterprise and Innovation programme is designed for students interested in developing product design expertise alongside knowledge of business and enterprise development to take on design leadership and entrepreneurship roles in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Entrepreneurship and design innovation are seen as fundamental aspects of UK economy. Creating value through design is a challenge that requires being organisational and business savvy as much as it requires talent, methods and skills. You will learn about how design and management practices come together to benefit development, as well being enabled to start your own business. The programme delivered jointly by School of Engineering and Applied Science and Aston Business School will equip you with not only solid design skills but also enterprise development competence to take on design leadership and entrepreneurship roles in future You will be supported by a wide networks of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors from local and national communities such as BSEEN, Birmingham Enterprise Community, Enterprise Nation and Centre for Growth throughout your study. As James Dyson and Steve Jobs (both of whom have design backgrounds), are you ready to shape the future through design entrepreneurship? Key course benefits

  • The only ‘Design and Entrepreneurship’ focused integrated master degree programme in West Midlands area, or even in the UK.
  • Optional placement year providing more opportunities for your future career.
  • All assessments are practical and developmental, with a combination of coursework, case studies, and design projects and in class tests.
Course details In years 1 and 2, the students will study and work with the students from all Product Design programmes to equip themselves with solid design skills and a design-thinking mind-set. In years 3 and 4, the students will study and work closely with the students from the MSc and BSc Enterprise Development programme of Aston Business School to set up and run their own enterprises.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6min 5.5 need to be achived in each skills area

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £20650 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2023 entry. 2024 tuition fees are presently unavailable and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2023 can be found on the UCAS website at: ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. ^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.
Design, Enterprise and Innovation at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS