Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £11,090 (FT) £5,725 (PT)
- £24,400 (FT) £12,200 (PT)
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.
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:
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.
- Building High Impact Ventures
- Customer Development and Lean Startup
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Entrepreneurial Marketing and Analysis
- Strategic Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures
- 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
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.
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.
- £15,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
- Tuition fees plus stipend (1 year)
- Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
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 (2013)
- CEO, Blue Ronin (2013)
- CEO, We Like Shopping (2013)
- CEO, Jive Bike (2012)
- CEO, Vungle.com (2012)
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
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.
- All applicants
- 29 July 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now