Technology Entrepreneurship MSc
Options: PG Diploma, PG Certificate
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.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- Part-time 2 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
- UK/EU Part-time: £5,400
- Overseas Full-time: £22,100
- Overseas Part-time: £11,000
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
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 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. UCL is based near London's 'Tech City'.
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.
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:
Scholarships available for this department
To provide an opportunity for a US student to study entrepreneurship in the UK.
To help students from Cyprus or the EU with the high costs of studying in London. Also to recruit talented graduates who have expertise in management skills into the sponsor company, Remedica.
This is a joint programme part funded through GREAT funds and through contributions made by UK Universities. GREAT is a part of the UK Government’s campaign to show to the world the best of the UK, and UCL has 8 master's courses which are eligible for inclusion. No separate appliction is required; all eligible students will be assessed by their department.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in technology, engineering, medicine or mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with alternative qualifications may be considered and should seek advice from the department.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
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.
It is recommended that you submit your application using the UCL online application form as this significantly speeds up the process.
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.
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.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Wowzer.com, CEO, 2010
- Mango Tree Ventures, CEO, 2011
- Accenture, Management Consultant, 2011
- New Era Strategic Thinking, Company Director, 2011
- Vungle.com, CEO, 2012
"The access to industry I have gained at UCL has been particularly valuable: I managed to secure funding from the UCL Graduate School to spend one month in a proton therapy centre in the USA. This was vital as part of my work as we currently do not have such facilities or expertise in the UK."
Degree: Medical Physics PhD
Subject: Medical Physics and Bioengineering, Faculty: Engineering Sciences
"Studying at UCL provided me with the opportunity to pursue world-class research. I made numerous contacts via UCL; its reputation helped me getting first interviews and the access I had to facilities allowed me to generate research to lead to employment."
Lecturer, Newcastle University, 2009
Subject: Mechanical Engineering, Faculty: Engineering Sciences
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