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Open University Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Innovation
Open University

Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Innovation

Online United Kingdom

2 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 14,544 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


This general design diploma focuses on developing creative design thinking to address problems in every aspect of life. The design modules feature online design studios, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside a practical component. As well as design, you’ll study modules in complementary subjects to gain skills and knowledge in an area that fits your needs and interests.

Key features

  • Teaches you about different design specialisms
  • Focuses on the process and application design and innovation in real-world contexts
  • Puts your learning into practice, building a portfolio of design work to show your ideas and skills


We make all our qualifications as accessible as possible and have a comprehensive range of services to support all our students. The Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Innovation uses a variety of study materials and has the following elements:

  • Studying a mixture of printed and online material – online learning resources may include websites, audio/video media clips, and interactive activities such as online quizzes
  • Using mathematical and scientific expressions, notations and associated techniques or working with specialist reading material such as works of art and musical manuscripts
  • Working in a group with other students
  • Using and producing drawings and screenshots
  • Undertaking practical work
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Using specialist software and interfaces

How long it takes

  • Part-time study - 4 years
  • Full-time study - 2 years
  • Time limit - 12 years

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