Design Thinking (M.A.)

General

Program Description

Design thinking is a proven methodology of applying creative thinking to solve problems and design new solutions. It uses methods and concepts from the creative field to tackle the most diverse challenges, without losing sight of the core business strategy and customer needs.

This Master’s specialisation in Design Thinking prepares you to think outside the box to devise improved and new solutions while keeping user needs and value creation at the centre.


Contents of the Design Thinking (M.A.) programme

In this Master’s programme students gain expertise in design thinking through specialised courses and projects, and they learn about the close interrelation of design thinking with marketing and management. This programme includes:

  • Design project management
  • Framework of design management
  • Contemporary design theories and applied design strategy
  • Strategy and innovation processes
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Applied HCD and User Experience (UX) principles
  • Focus project and master’s thesis

Degree awarded

Students on this M.A. programme are awarded the following master's degree:

  • Master of Arts in Design with specialisation in Design Thinking

Future career opportunities

Career prospects after graduation

With an M.A. degree that specialises in Design Thinking, you qualify for numerous opportunities in design-oriented organisations. Potential employers could be advertising agencies, media houses, fashion houses, innovative corporations and start-ups. Some examples of potential future roles, are:

  • Product Developer
  • Service Developer
  • Product Manager
  • Head of Design
  • Design Strategist
  • Creative Director
  • Design Researcher
  • Brand Manager

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Recognised Bachelor's degree
  • English language proficiency certificate
    - TOEFL (at least 72 out of 120)
    - IELTS (at least 6 out of 9)
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Motivation statement
  • Letter of recommendation (by your lecturer or employer)
  • Personal interview (optional)

Applicants with a bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS study a four-semester programme, while applicants with 210 ECTS may join the three-semester programme.

Fees

Tuition fees
6,500 € per semester

One-off registration fee

  • 500 € (EU students)
  • 750 € (Non EU students)

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

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