Programme pathways

One programme: six different degrees

One of the strengths of the MSc International Innovation is that it enables you to tailor your MSc and the subjects you study to your own specific interests and background by following one of six programme pathways.

However, you must decide which pathway you want to follow at the point when you apply for the programme. Each has slightly different entry requirements in terms of degree disciplines.

To ensure your particular expertise is clear to employers, the name of the pathway you have chosen will be reflected in the title of the degree you are awarded: for example, MSc International Innovation (Entrepreneurship), MSc International Innovation (Environmental Science), etc.

Find out more about what you can study on each pathway:

Lancaster University Management School

Entrepreneurship

Designed for students with an academic background in business or management , this pathway draws extensively on the unique qualities of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation. It provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship across different cultures within the UK and China.

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Computer Science

Drawing on the strengths of InfoLab21, part of the School of Computing and Communications, this pathway provides a strong foundation in the areas of technology, design and management, coupled with more specialist study of modern computer science and communications technologies.

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LICA building

Design

This pathway explores design as a driver for innovation and provides students with an understanding of how design interfaces with other disciplines in the product development process. It draws on the expertise of staff within the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the design-led research lab, ImaginationLancaster.

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Engineering

Offering selected modules in electronics and/or mechanical engineering, this pathway provides key insights into the current status of the industry, examining the pervasive use of electronics and embedded software within the systems and devices we use on a daily basis. Guided by experts in the Department of Engineering, it offers the opportunity to study methods of building control loops and associated software, and the design of analogue and digital electronic interfaces.

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Innovation at Lancaster Environment Centre

Environmental Science

This pathway draws on the strengths of the Lancaster Environment Centre, and provides a foundation in the areas of technology, design and management but with a specialist focus on environmental science.

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Telecommunications

Drawing on the strengths of InfoLab21, part of the School of Computing and Communications, this pathway provides a strong foundation in the areas of technology, design and management, coupled with knowledge in the areas of telecommunications, digital signal processing, information theory, network protocol design and cross-layer optimisation.

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