Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MSc

  • Entry Year 2022
  • Duration Full time 12 Months

Overview

An entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to think ‘out-of-the-box’ are highly prized by employers and investors alike. Whether you want to develop a new business or re-energise an existing business through innovation and entrepreneurship, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to shape a successful and rewarding future career.

You will learn how to identify and assess opportunities, acquire key resources, and simultaneously manage organisational operations, transition and growth.

We offer the ideal environment for aspiring entrepreneurs, emphasising theoretical rigour and practical experience. You will benefit from academic excellence, broad business networks and cutting-edge models delivered by leading professors. Our innovative modules include design thinking, leadership, and entrepreneurial lab modules, some of which are often presented as workshops.

You will be encouraged to be proactive and to develop practical skills such as presenting and networking. We keep our class sizes small to encourage students to excel at working as a group.

There is a real opportunity to develop a new business idea with support from our enterprise centre and mentoring and advice from our 50+ Entrepreneurs In Residence.

We hold a prestigious small business charter award and are renowned for our knowledge exchange and business engagement activities.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Additional Requirements

Relevant work experience is helpful but not essential

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Fees and Funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK £13,650 n/a
International £23,100 n/a

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2022/2023 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

More information on limits to the University’s liability can be found in our legal information.

Our Students’ Charter

We believe in the importance of a strong and productive partnership between our students and staff. In order to ensure your time at Lancaster is a positive experience we have worked with the Students’ Union to articulate this relationship and the standards to which the University and its students aspire. View our Charter and other policies.