|diplomamsc M Science and Innovation
|opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
This programme will be of particular interest to students with a background in technology, health, life sciences, natural sciences or industrial engineering that wish to extend their technical background with knowledge about innovation management and social processes. Moreover, the programme is also of interest to talented students with a background in the social sciences (for example: economics, economics geography, entrepreneurship or business) that have demonstrated an affiliation with science and technology. Innovation Sciences students may want to pursue a career in high-level consultancy, strategic research and development (R&D) management, policymaking, entrepreneurship,or academic research.
|taal van onderwijs
onderwijsvormengroup assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, project, research, research project, research proposal, self study, seminar, tutorial, working group
Consultancy project: work in a small group on a project assigned by a real life company (also spent working part-time in the company)
Graduation project: independent research/thesis and optional internship at a company
The majority of the examinations are case study reports about real life cases. In the theory related courses, knowledge is also evaluated by exams. The practical oriented courses have scientific and consultancy oriented reports and articles as their end results.
As an Innovation Sciences student you will learn to analyse various stages of the innovation process in order to develop effective strategies that promote the development and implementation of innovation. This requires insight in the nature of technological change and the conditions of knowledge production. Furthermore it requires an understanding of the societal uptake of innovations and the roles of networks of firms, research institutes, governments and other stakeholders.
Na de studie
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This programme offers students the well-suited training to work as an innovation specialist. Students can pursue a career in high-level consultancy, strategic policy making, R&D management, entrepreneurship or academic research. The ability to integrate science and social science in thorough analysis of complex, multidisciplinary societal challenges makes students well suited for jobs that demand the ability to have a broad systemic overview of complex issues, such as innovation.
Graduates end up in a variety of sectors; from working for the government to a more business oriented career path. It is also common to become an consultant or analyst, but many alumni are also directly involved in the management of innovation processes within firms or public bodies.