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Technology Entrepreneurship MSc

The Technology Entrepreneurship MSc is designed for students who intend to start and run high impact, innovative businesses. Students learn the necessary skills using 'rapid prototyping' and 'lean' entrepreneurship tools. UCL’s networks provide access to London’s thriving entrepreneurship scene, a possible founding team and investor finance for a new business.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

UK/EU:
£11,090 (FT) £5,725 (PT)
Overseas:
£24,400 (FT) £12,200 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 5 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with alternative qualifications may be considered and should seek advice from the department prior to making an application.

Together with essential academic requirements, applicants must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or career and must have undertaken entrepreneurial activities, not simply aspire to entrepreneurship.



Emphasis is placed on applicants’ ability to begin developing their startup immediately. Therefore work experience is highly valued, and applicants with between two and 25 years’ work experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Select your country:

Degree Information

Students select and follow four specialist pathways, aimed at giving them domain-specific knowledge, networks and skills.

Fintech Entrepreneurship: for students with a background in the financial services industry who intend to develop a fintech startup.

Health Care Entrepreneurship: for students who intend to develop a health care based startup in a university that boasts one of the world’s leading medical schools and Faculties of Life Sciences, Brain Sciences and Population Health Sciences.

Retail and Consumer Entrepreneurship: for students who intend to develop consumer services and products in fashion, design, video gaming, food, retail, advertising, media, education, publishing, music, and creative industries.

Technology Entrepreneurship: for students who intend to develop high impact services and products which take advantage of emerging technologies or emerging business models enabled by technology (such as platforms).

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 to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time three months, part-time nine months) is offered to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.

Core Modules

  • Building High Impact Ventures
  • Customer Development and Lean Startup
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing and Analysis
  • Prototyping
  • Strategic Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Options

  • Students choose one of the following modules:
  • Fintech Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care Entrepreneurship
  • Retail and Consumer Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Students choose one of the following modules:
  • Managing the Growing Firm
  • New Venture Development

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project working with a real world mentor from the London startup 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, course work, long-essay, class participation, open-book and unseen examination, and the dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Technology Entrepreneurship MSc

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Brown Family Bursary - SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED FOR 2016/17

Value:
£15,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK students
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

Fulbright – UCL Technology Entrepreneurship Award

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

Pattihis Family Scholarship - CLOSED FOR 2016/17

Value:
£15,140 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

School of Management Scholarship

Value:
£12,000 (1)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

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 degree

  • CEO, Wish Bird
  • CEO, Blue Ronin
  • CEO, We Like Shopping
  • CEO, Jive Bike
  • CEO, Vungle.com

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.

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'.

Student / staff ratios › 69 staff including 6 postdocs › 216 taught students › 5 research students

Department: UCL School of Management

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 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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
29 July 2016

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 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.

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