Programme

This MSc track combines Communication Design for Innovation courses with courses in a science & technology subject related to your Bachelor’s programme, and allows you to tailor the programme to your own interests. The communication part of the programme comprises of courses that offer relevant theoretical knowledge, skills and insights in the field of science communication, including science journalism, high-tech marketing, psychology and sociology of collaboration. The main part of the programme is focused on bridging between science, technology and society through design. These courses will help you to bring science, technology, organisation and innovation management together in a real innovation practice and attune this process to the 21st century skilled professionals in collaborative networks.

The science & technology part will enrich and broaden your knowledge of a scientific or technological discipline. You will deepen your knowledge of and skills in a subject that is directly related to your Bachelor’s programme by taking courses at a Master’s level.

In order to create synergy, the science & technology and Communication Design for Innovation parts can run in parallel. In the final phase of the programme, and in particular in the thesis, the domains can be integrated.

The programme is described in detail in the study guide.

Communication Design for Innovation core courses

For more information about the Communication Design for Innovation courses, please see our digital study programme and online study guide.

Composing a programme proposal

If you choose to do the 2- or 3-year programme, you will have to compose a programme proposal containing the courses you would like to combine with the Communication Design for Innovation courses. This science & technology part of the programme should consist of the following four elements:

  • Master’s courses: 20-30 ECTS
  • Design, design methodology and modelling: 5-10 ECTS
  • Ethics, history and general knowledge subjects: 5-10 ECTS
  • Research: 20 ECTS

The SEC programme coordinator and academic counsellor can help you compose the programme proposal and a study plan.

International opportunities

Although you will have the opportunity while enrolled in the programme to study or do an internship abroad for up to 3 months (maximum of 12 EC), such study exchanges are not common.

Create your own MSc Communication Design for Innovation Programme