Careers

How studying Innovation can enhance your future career

  • You will have become an expert in your chosen discipline whilst also being equipped to innovate.
  • You will be equipped to create and implement entrepreneurial plans to take ideas forward.
  • You will have developed the skills to enable you to work in teams with people from different specialisms, backgrounds and cultures.
  • You will have experience of working on real-world projects and briefs from external clients.
  • You will graduate with a portfolio of work and will have a network of professional contacts to draw upon.

This means that there will be a range options available to you when you graduate, including using your subject specialism, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to either:

  • Graduate as a member of a new venture created with fellow students
  • Create your own enterprise
  • Start a career with an existing organisation.

Combining the study of innovation with your core discipline will give you skills highly valued by all organisations whether they are large, small, global or local.

Innovation workshop

When I was at Bristol as an undergraduate, I’d have jumped at the opportunity to have been able to access a programme like this. These students are learning what it means to write a business plan and pitch to investors, to take an idea and put it into action …. There are a set of steps that aspiring entrepreneurs can follow and these steps can be taught. It is a pleasure to be in a position to offer Bristol students access to people who have been there and done that.

Will Dean, CEO and Founder Tough Mudder

I was intrigued and excited by the University of Bristol’s own innovative thinking in establishing a degree course in innovation. Having spent a day immersed with the staff and students … I am hugely impressed with the potential to inspire and encourage world change-makers to think new thoughts; to fail; learn and iterate and to develop the people with the creativity and resilience our 21st century-society and economy cries out for.

Paul Lindley, Founder of Ella’s Kitchen
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