Creative Technologies and Enterprise

MSc

Postgraduate

    Key facts

    Award
    MSc Creative Technologies and Enterprise.
    School
    College of Liberal Arts
    Campus
    Newton Park
    Course length
    MSc full-time (three trimesters - one calendar year). MSc part-time (six trimesters).

    Entry requirements

    Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We are generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent. Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

    Please contact our admissions team for more information: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

    A flexibly designed MSc that mixes future technology with creativity to make digital entrepreneurs.

    • Equips you with creative ideas.
    • Gives you entrepreneurial skills.
    • Builds your technological knowledge.

    Future industries depend on people who are equipped with creative ideas, entrepreneurial skills and technological knowledge. Studying Creative Technologies and Enterprise will prepare you for a rapidly-changing global digital economy in which your ability to adapt on-the-fly and make creative contributions will be your major resource.

    The course is very flexibly designed to suit your particular interests. You’ll encounter emerging technologies that will place you at the cutting-edge of developments in the digital economy.

    What you'll learn

    Overview

    You’ll work in both individual and collaborative situations. You may become involved in some of the ongoing projects that are taking place in the Centre for Creative Computing. These currently include app development, software engineering, data analysis, and visualisation. There will be a considerable degree of autonomy associated with these projects, but they will all be the subject of prior negotiation with academic staff and industrial partners.

    You’ll be taught research methods and undertake your own research project. Research in Creative Technologies and Enterprise is inherently transdisciplinary, which creates particular challenges when considering appropriate methodologies. The course will explore these fully, looking at quantitative and qualitative methods, action research and other creative methods.

    You’ll seek to understand, through practice and theory, the nature of both ‘creativity’ and ‘innovation’. The course sets out to explore them so you’ll be able to apply the knowledge that results in the professional domain. This aspect of the course is characterised by a shared sense of discovery as we work towards a full realisation.

    Modules

    Industry Showcase
    Working with real-world partners on collaborative or solo enterprise projects that lead directly to future employment or start-up possibilities.

    Emerging Technologies
    Learning about technologies that will be important in five to ten years’ time.

    Research Methods
    Understanding how to undertake research projects and combine methods from the sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

    Specialist Option

    A module of your choice from one of the many other Master’s programmes offered at Bath Spa University.

    How will I be assessed?

    We’ll assess you through:

    • Project Reports
    • Presentations and Events
    • Written Essays or Dissertations.
    • Portfolios of Practical Work
    • Case Studies
    • Reflective Journals

    How will I be taught?

    Our teaching methods include:

    • Lectures
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Placements
    • Group Activities
    • Practical Assignments
    • Sandpits

    Opportunities

    Work placements, industry links and internships

    Our students have worked with clients such as Aerian Ltd, Creative Skills for Life, UCAS, Bath City Council, Mahogany Opera Group, Mydex Ltd. and Ark Data Centres.

    Careers

    The digital technology sector is a rapidly changing and expanding global workplace. We’ll focus on giving you the attributes you’ll need to succeed, including the ability to manage complexity and diversity, creatively solve problems, and collaborate and network internationally. Becoming highly technically skilled is also key.

    Above all, we’ll help you graduate as a creative and critical thinker who is prepared for the digital world.

    Facilities and resources

    Where the subject is taught

    The course is taught at both Corsham Court and Newton Park campus. We take advantage of the Centre for Creative Computing laboratories at Corsham Court.

    At Newton Park we have access to the film and TV studios, game authoring equipment, hardware hacking facilities, media production suites, performance centres and any other facilities that are required by your projects.

    Fees

    UK and EU students full time

    2017/18 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 £7,000
    Year 2 Published Jan 2018
    Year 3 Published Jan 2019

    2018/19 Entry

    Course fees
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    2019/20 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 Published Jan 2019
    Year 2 Published Jan 2020
    Year 3 Published Jan 2021

    UK and EU students part time

    2017/18 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 £3,500
    Year 2 Published Jan 2018
    Year 3 Published Jan 2019

    2018/19 Entry

    Course fees
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    Year 2 Published Jan 2019
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    2019/20 Entry

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    UK and EU students full time - sandwich

    2017/18 Entry

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    Year 2
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    2018/19 Entry

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    2019/20 Entry

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    International students full time

    2017/18 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 £14,000
    Year 2 Published Jan 2018
    Year 3 Published Jan 2019

    2018/19 Entry

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    2019/20 Entry

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    Islands students full time

    2017/18 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 £7,000
    Year 2 Published Jan 2018
    Year 3 Published Jan 2019

    2018/19 Entry

    Course fees

    2019/20 Entry

    Course fees

    Islands students part time

    2017/18 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 £3,500
    Year 2 Published Jan 2018
    Year 3 Published Jan 2019

    2018/19 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 Published Jan 2018
    Year 2 Published Jan 2019
    Year 3 Published Jan 2020

    2019/20 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 Published Jan 2019
    Year 2 Published Jan 2020
    Year 3 Published Jan 2021

    Interested in applying?

    What we look for in potential students

    We’re looking for creative, entrepreneurial individuals who are digitally literate. We value innovation, so the ability to solve problems creatively is an important trait we look for in candidates.

    We accept candidates with a strong academic background. You’ll need to have a 2:1 degree or higher.

    How do I apply?

    Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

    Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply pages.

    Admissions service: +44 (0)1225 876 180
    Email: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk
    Course leader: a.hugill@bathspa.ac.uk