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Entrepreneurship MSc

The Entrepreneurship MSc is designed for students who intend to start and run high-impact, innovative businesses. UCL’s networks provide access to London’s thriving entrepreneurship scene, a possible founding team and investor finance for a new business.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Tuition fees (2017/18)

UK/EU:
£11,800 (FT) £6,010 (PT)
Overseas:
£25,890 (FT) £12,680 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 3 October 2016
Close: 12 June 2017

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Location: London, Canary Wharf

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Under certain circumstances, candidates with an exceptional entrepreneurial background, but not meeting the above criteria, will be considered.

Together with the academic requirements, applicants normally must have a demonstrable interest in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or career and must have undertaken entrepreneurial activities, not simply aspire to entrepreneurship. Applicants must also have in excess of two years' work experience.


Emphasis is placed on applicants’ ability to begin developing their startup immediately.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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About this degree

Students learn the necessary skills to build and scale a successful business. This includes how to develop ideas, build prototypes, and understand what customers truly want. Students learn about finance/funding, marketing, team building and all the key issues facing rapidly scaling enterprises. The focus of the teaching and student experience is around hands-on learning and entrepreneurial activity.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Core modules

  • Building High Impact Ventures
  • Customer Development and Lean Startup
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing and Analytics
  • Prototyping
  • Strategic Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Managing The Growing Firm

Optional modules

Students choose one of the following modules:

  • Fintech Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Retail and Consumer Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project working with a mentor from the London start-up community and a supervisor from the UCL Entrepreneurship teaching team that includes a high-quality business or new venture plan as part of their 10,000-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, coursework, essays, class participation, open-book and unseen examination, and the dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Entrepreneurship MSc

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Fulbright – UCL Technology Entrepreneurship Award

Value:
Tuition fees plus stipend (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

Former 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 including Barclays, Lloyds, Delloite, Tesco, UBS, Pegatron, the Bank of New York, France Telecom, Tradedoubler; or moved on to higher education institutions such as: Imperial College, Aberdeen University and the University of Cape Town.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Director of Growth, RocketSpace
  • Executive Business Director, Adani Group
  • Managing Director, Aeroline
  • Network Engineer, Amazon
  • Product Manager, Plaisio Computers SA

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

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

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 Innovation and Enterprise.

Students can participate in 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. The UCL School of Management Post Graduate education is primarily taught from Canary Wharf, the heart of the new financial district of London. Additional teaching takes place at the Bloomsbury campus, a district famous for its cultural and educational institutions.

Department: UCL School of Management

Student / staff numbers › 69 staff including 6 postdocs › 216 taught students › 5 research students
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: UCL School of Management
70% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps

Applications

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 graduates with some work experience who now wish to pursue an entrepreneurial journey, either by starting their own business or being part of a founding team.

Application deadlines

All applicants
12 June 2017

For more information see our Applications page.

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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 programme requires that applicants have clear entrepreneurial ambitions, 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 Entrepreneurship at UCL and how you hope to develop your future career as an entrepreneur with reference to the core course modules we offer.

Contact information

Page last modified on 17 August 2017 by UCL Student Recruitment Marketing

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