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.
Covid-19 programme updates
Due to COVID-19, there may have been updates to this programme for the 2020 academic year. Where there has been an update, these are indicated with a red alert and a link which will provide further information.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2020/21)
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 Students website.
Fee deposit: All full time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £2,000 for this programme. All part-time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £1,000.
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 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, and not simply aspire to entrepreneurship.
Applicants must ideally have in excess of two years' work experience.
Under certain circumstances, candidates with an exceptional entrepreneurial background, but not meeting the above criteria, will be considered.
Your personal statement is your opportunity to explain your reasons for applying to study this particular MSc programme and how you hope to develop your future career as an entrepreneur with reference to the compulsory modules we offer. This programme requires that applicants have clear entrepreneurial ambitions, so you need to provide evidence of having begun to pursue these.
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.
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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 seven core modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Entrepreneurship.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
- Building High Impact Ventures
- Customer Development and Lean Startup
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Entrepreneurial Marketing Strategy and Branding
- Product Development and Prototyping
- Strategic Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Managing The Growing Firm
The optional modules listed are subject to change each year and are indicative only. Optional modules can change for a variety of reasons including but not limited to updated learning outcomes, lack of demand and resourcing. For questions about optional modules, please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students choose one of the following modules:
- Fintech Entrepreneurship
- Retail and Consumer Entrepreneurship
- Technology Entrepreneurship
- Further information about these modules is available on the department website.
All students undertake a dissertaion research project of 10,000 to 15,000 words in length. The dissertation topic is chosen by the student and typically relates to their start-up idea. It is, however, possible to research alternative commercial issues and opportunities. All students have an academic supervisor from the Entrepreneurship MSc teaching team to guide them throughout the process.
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 given by leading global entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Assessment is through coursework, presentations, examinations, and the dissertation.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.
- This scheme is now closed for 2020/21
- £15,000 (1 year)
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
- Now closed for 2020/21
- Tuition fees plus stipend (1 year)
- 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.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The 2018 rankings from the Complete University Guide place UCL School of Management 3rd in the UK for Business and Management Studies. The school offers unique research and education programmes with a focus on entrepreneurship, management, innovation, and operations research.
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.
Postgraduate education at the UCL School of Management is primarily delivered 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
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.
There is an application processing fee for this programme of £80 for online applications and £105 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
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.
- All applicants
- 11 August 2020
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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 modules we offer.
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