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

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
  • UK/EU Part-time: £5,400
  • Overseas Full-time: £22,100
  • Overseas Part-time: £11,000

Application date

  • 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.

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:


Scholarships available for this department

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Fulbright – UCL Technology Entrepreneurship Award

To provide an opportunity for a US student to study entrepreneurship in the UK.

Pattihis Family Scholarship

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.

GREAT/UCL Scholarship

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.


Entry requirements

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.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

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.


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.

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

Next steps

Contact

Mr Adrian Smith

T: +44 (0)20 7679 1014

Department

Management Science & Innovation

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