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The concerns of the Innovation - Designing for Change  programme offered by The Open University UK  go beyond innovation for commercial advantage to consider how, through responsible design, innovation can contribute to the development of a more sustainable future. The module includes a design and innovation project in which you will identify and research a problem, and develop your own solution.

Vocational relevance

The module will help you develop knowledge and skills necessary to innovate in many different fields including product design and architecture, engineering, business and creative industries. You will be able to engage with various sources of innovation to create opportunities and ideas for innovation and grow your ideas for adoption. You will also develop an understanding of the environmental, social and economic impacts of innovation. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Part 1 – Creating ideas and opportunities for innovation

  • Exploring innovation
  • Sustainable innovation
  • Visions for change 

Part 2 – Implementing ideas for widespread adoption

  • Innovation projects: working for change
  • Creating concepts: places for people
  • Implementing innovation: transport futures

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from previous studies at OU levels 1 and 2. They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject.
  • This interdisciplinary module is designed to be suitable for students with a wide range of interests – arts, design, engineering, the environment or business – whether you have a technical background or not.
  • You will need to be confident studying online as all the study materials for this module are delivered online via the module website.
  • There are no prerequisites for this module other than point one above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3096 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3096 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3096 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3096 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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