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Mr Adrian Smith

Email: a.j.smith@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1014

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£10,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,500 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

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Interdisciplinary: not an assessed unit
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Technology Entrepreneurship MSc

The Technology Entrepreneurship MSc equips graduates that have a strong desire to be an entrepreneur with the skills and knowledge needed to develop their own start-up businesses. The programme provides an effective grounding across a wide range of the applied disciplines required for the effective management of technical ventures.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students gain a solid core of business, project management and team working skills, and are given the opportunity to hone their technical skills. For students who wish to develop their business idea following graduation, assistance is given in making valuable contacts with potential investors, business partners, venture capitalists and clients.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Management Science & Innovation offers a unique research and education programme with a focus on technology management, innovation, creation/growth of technology-intensive organisations, operations research, and entrepreneurship.

Technology Entrepreneurship MSc students have access to world-class technical expertise and resources within a structured framework of support and formal business education, backed up with strong links to UCL Advances.

Students also have access to a wide range of innovation-focused initiatives and events at UCL, including the London Entrepreneurs' Challenge, weekly networking events and the Knowledge Exchange Associates scheme.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, part-time two years) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time three months, part-time nine months) is offered.

Core Modules

  • New Technology Ventures
  • Creativity and Innovation in Organisations
  • Business Feasibility Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Managing High-Technology Organisations
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • New Venture Analytics
  • Strategy for High-Tech Ventures

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which includes a high-quality business or new venture plan as part of their 15,000-word dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion. Students are given the opportunity to attend weekly lectures from leading global entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Assessment is through presentations, course work, long-essay, class participation, open-book and unseen examination, and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in technology, engineering, medicine, mathematics or business, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with alternative qualifications may be considered and should seek advice from the department.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

It is recommended that you submit your application using the UCL online application form as this significantly speeds up the process. The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. However students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for recent graduates who intend to work in business but require specific training in the sector, for entrepreneurs who wish to found a business but need additional skills, resources and infrastructure, and for those in employment who wish to gain new skills for career development.

What are we looking for?

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to explain your reasons for applying to study this particular MSc programme. The course requires that applicants have clear entrepreneurial ambitions and so you need to provide evidence of having begun to pursue these. In assessing your application, we also require you to clearly demonstrate why you want to study Technology and Entrepreneurship at UCL and how you hope to develop your future career as an entrepreneur with reference to the core course modules we offer.

Career

Former Technology Entrepreneurship MSc students have gone on to create start-up companies such as: www.wowzer.com, and www.vungle.com, work for high-profile companies such as Barclays, Lloyds, Delloite, Tesco, UBS, Pegatron, Bank of New York, France Telecom, Tradedoubler, or higher education institutions such as UCL, Imperial College, Aberdeen University and the University of Cape Town.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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