The Social innovation Masters degree has been designed to offer a distinctive, innovative qualification that builds skills and competence within the social enterprise sector, alongside developing investable and marketable socially enterprising solutions which address unmet social needs in original and innovative ways.
In today´s increasingly interdependent and rapidly changing world, understanding the transformations of the 21st century that are characterized by uneven development, accelerated globalization, economic uncertainty, entrenched and complex social problems requires an academic approach that is interdisciplinary and focused on both innovation and commercialisation.
We are looking for perceptive, entrepreneurial and creative candidates who are self-motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about Social Innovation.
Applicants will normally have an honours degree with a first or upper second classification in an appropriate subject. As part of the application process students will attend an interview.
to develop skills and leadership capability within organisations across all sectors engaged in social innovation, and
to develop a pipeline of investable social innovations which are also marketable
Students have the opportunity to structure their own learning in a way that benefits their personal development and the development of the organisation in which they are employed.
To achieve this, three compulsory modules are delivered first:
Personal Development for Social innovation
Policy and Impact for Social Innovation
Social innovation in Practice
From these modules the student will design the rest of their programme, by identifying the skills gaps and knowledge requirements required to develop a successful social venture. Other modules include:
Marketing Social Innovation
Bold Procurement and Commissioning
Accounting and Finance in Social Innovation
Leading Social Innovation
On sucessful completion of the programme, students will have the skills, knowledge and contacts to further progress their social venture and make a real difference in ther communities.
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