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How to Apply

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.

Why study Creative Technologies and Enterprise?

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.

Course structure

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.
  • Research Project
    Uncovering new knowledge through a focused investigation leading to a portfolio or dissertation.
  • Specialist Option
    A module of your choice from one of the many other Master’s programmes offered at Bath Spa University.

Course assessment

We’ll assess you through:

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

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.

Teaching methods

Our teaching methods include:

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

International students should visit our international pages for more information about our entry requirements, fees and scholarships, and student support.

Course enquiries

Please email enquiries@bathspa.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Successful candidates would normally have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 level or equivalent. Exceptional entry will be considered where there is significant and relevant prior experience.

Career opportunities

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.