Global Innovation Management (GIM), M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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  • English (take IELTS)


It’s offered jointly by:

  • University of Strathclyde
  • Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)

You'll have the opportunity to study at two of the universities.

The course focuses on new challenges in innovative global enterprise and provides you with:

  • a practical and global perspective of innovation management
  • skills applicable to larger multinational organisations and smaller enterprises
  • broader views of Innovation Management including; technology management; research and development; product/service development
  • increased research capability
You’ll study

The programme is divided into four semesters over two years.

You’ll spend your first year at Strathclyde. You’ll gain practical experience of working within globally distributed teams and with an industrial client.

In the first semester of Year 2, you’ll either undertake in-depth study of innovation management in Germany or an industrial internship in Denmark.

In the final semester you’ll take on a thesis project. This is supervised by the Year 2 host institution.


Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industrial Group Project
  • Global Design
  • Strategic Technology Management
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Management Of Innovation
  • Design Management
  • People, Organisation & Technology
  • Design Methods
  • Mechatronic Systems Design Techniques
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Knowledge Engineering & Management For Engineers
  • Engineering Risk Management
  • Management Of Total Quality & Continuous Improvement
  • Fundamentals Of Lean Six Sigma
  • Sustainable Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Product Costing & Financial Management
  • Systems Thinking & Modelling
  • Information Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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Entry requirements

You should have:

  • a second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in an engineering, science or technology subject
  • an appropriate level of competence in the English language, through attaining a minimum of IELTS 6 (minimum of 5.5 in any of the 4 test sections).
Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12950 International
  • GBP 6475 EU/EEA


  • Year 1: £6,475
  • Year 2: £5,375

Rest of UK

  • Year 1: £6,475
  • Year 2: £5,375


  • Year 1: £12,950
  • Year 2: £12,600


There are a number of competitively awarded ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships. 9 places are available to applicants from Non EU countries and 7 places for applicants from within the European Union, a European Econonmic Area / European Free Trade Association (EEA/EFTA) or an accession state (candidate for EU membership).

The scholarships are 48,000 Euros in total for Non EU students and up to 21,000 Euros for students native to an EU country or having carried out their main activities within the EU for 12 months or more in the last 5 years. Scholarships can be used to contribute to tuition fees and provide a significant contibution to living expenses on a monthly basis over the 2 year length of the programme.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.