Transformative Innovation Policy for Inclusion (982N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module will teach you the main principles and practices of Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) and in particular (though not exclusively) will apply a transformative innovation lens to questions of inclusive innovation in the global south. Therefore the module will be particularly relevant if you're interested in relating questions of development, inequality and inclusion to innovation and will be of particular appeal to students on SPRU’s Sustainable Development MSc.

The module builds on the theoretical and practical work that a number of SPRU faculty are undertaking on transformative innovation in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. The module will also draw on the research of faculty and be heavily geared to analyzing and discussing policy case studies in different countries at national, regional and community levels.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Essay)
50%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.