University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Managing Innovation and Projects

The course helps students to critically examine the theory, models and tools, as well as to develop selfdirection and original thinking when applying their knowledge of innovation and project management in complex and uncertain situations. It offers a range of core modules and options, plus a dissertation, enabling you to pursue different interests and develop your skills and knowledge. You may also have the opportunity to carry out research for your dissertation in companies, providing networking opportunities and invaluable work experience. Our MSc and research courses have extensive links with business and policy-making organisations, and emphasis is given to strengthening your skills and competencies for employment. Feedback from employers who have undertaken projects with SPRU students is extremely positive.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree or equivalent professional qualification. You are strongly advised to submit your application by 31 March.

Course modules

Modules: business and project management; managing innovation. You also choose one from: accounting for decision-makers; global business; marketing management; supply chain management. Spring term: you take managing complex projects; products and systems; management of risk; perspectives, methods and skills for science, technology and innovation Studies. You also choose one from Infrastructure and Innovation; corporate governance and social responsibility; managing intellectual property; strategic management; ict: policy and strategy; innovation for sustainability; the political economy of science policy; governing energy transitions; energy policy and sustainability; energy and development; managing knowledge; governing and using technology for development; international human resource management; research project.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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