Postgraduate courses

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We bring together a vibrant global community of practitioners, disruptors and communicators. Our suite of postgraduate courses has been designed with industry, for industry. Our students love them, giving us a 93% satisfaction rate overall and a 91% satisfaction rate* in design and creativity. Take a look at our courses to find out why

*Source: Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2020

Design, innovation and technology

The programme explores the strategic use of design, innovation and technology. It looks at how the application of these components put people at the heart of new business models, brand innovations, technological transformation and social change.

As part of the postgraduate department, you can:

  • Work with leading professionals and organisations on ‘live’ projects – with a focus on accelerating professional opportunities.
  • Develop powerful research skills in the areas of ethnographic research, facilitation methods, co-creation and business consultancy methods.
  • Learn practical design skills using rapid prototyping, community organising, visualisation and storytelling. You'll learn to use these tools to design new services and organisational models – combining research with leadership and advocacy.
  • Develop your own creative venture through our entrepreneurial incubation programme for start-ups and gain access to its unique mentorship programme.

Postgraduate satisfaction

Ravensbourne has been ranked 2nd place for overall postgraduate satisfaction, achieving an outstanding 93% satisfaction rate in The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

We have repeatedly outperformed the sector benchmark, achieving 91% postgraduate satisfaction against a Design and Creative subject benchmark of 77%

As well as being named the 2nd best postgraduate institution, we also achieved a tremendous 100% overall satisfaction rate for our Learning and Teaching and were ranked 1st out of 41 institutions in the Education and Teaching subject sector.

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is the UK’s only sector-wide survey that reaches out to taught postgraduate students who have completed a masters, postgraduate certificate or diploma course. The survey paints an accurate picture across areas such as teaching and learning, assessments and skills development.

Postgraduate ethos

We are delighted to launch a suite of postgraduate courses with innovation and entrepreneurship at their heart. Our master’s courses are designed to nurture great creative leaders and innovators for tomorrow.  

The postgraduate programme draws on the knowledge, methods and approaches from a broad range of design, business and creative specialisms, which combine applied research, management and business incubation.  

Ravensbourne University London’s postgraduate courses embrace the following values. 

Design thinking 

The value of design thinking is used not only as a problem-solving method or as a means of visualising new products and services, but in its wider application to business strategy, business models and organisational change. 

Human-centred approach 

When approaching design and creative practices, real innovation comes from gaining a deep understanding of users’ wants, needs and aspirations. By understanding what target audiences like or dislike about the way existing services and brands are designed marketed, and supported, you will be able to innovate solutions that truly matter, gain traction and ultimately improve lives. 

Tell your story 

Covering diverse approaches to innovation, branding, design strategy and business development, you will develop your brand story alongside the creative process and service itself, to create deep empathy with markets, communities and stakeholders around your vision. 

Driving global transformation through design and creativity  

There is an increasing need for entrepreneurs, innovators, creative and design professionals to gain a global and wider societal perspective and a critical understanding of the challenges facing the creative and global economy in the 21st century. 

Making you industry-ready 

You will approach each discipline through live projects and industry-based learning, which will include collaboration and knowledge sharing with professional organisations.  

Lead from the front 

You will develop your innovation and leadership mindset, which will instil the confidence to devise original approaches to creative practice, strategy, social, organisational and business innovation problems.