Design, Creativity and Innovation (925N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You are introduced to design and creativity as approaches to problems in many different societal contexts, with a focus on open, complex, dynamic and networked problems that had proven to be unsolvable by more conventional means.

Design and creativity are central to the creation of novelty and value for people, and can be harnessed to transform organizations, communities and societies by tackling real world challenges.

We will discuss key theoretical perspectives, principles, tools and practices that lead to the creation of solutions to problems that range from making things to shaping processes, policies, organisations, and even cities and institutions.

You will be taught concepts and methodologies for understanding and incorporating design, creativity and innovation into your everyday practices.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: