University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Social Innovation

The programme has been designed to offer a distinctive, innovative qualification that builds skills and competence within the social enterprise sector, alongside developing investable and marketable socially enterprising solutions which address unmet social needs in original and innovative ways.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be perceptive, entrepreneurial and creative individuals who are self-motivated, passionate and enthusiastic about social innovation. Applicants normally have an Honours degree with a 1st or upper 2nd classification in an appropriate subject. As part of the application process students will attend an interview.

Course modules

Typical modules: personal development for social innovation; policy and impact for social innovation; social innovation in practice. Other modules include: marketing social innovation; bold procurement and commissioning; accounting and finance in social innovation; leading social innovation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100 per cent coursework. Module assessments require fieldwork, research and practical application. Central to the learning strategy is the theme of students taking a high degree of responsibility for their own learning within a context of a work based learning approach, which enables students to develop themselves and their ideas for social innovation within their own workplace context and gain academic credit for this activity.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 630 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 630 per Credit module (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 3582232