Entrepreneurship MSc

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MSc Entrepreneurship 1

Do you want to become a successful entrepreneur? Join the UK’s number 1 university for graduate business leaders 2021*.

Key details
Location Penryn Campus
Course duration 1 year
Attendance Full-time
Subject to validation during this academic year Yes

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Start dates: January / May / September

(Three intakes per year)

Course overview

Become part of our thriving ecosystem of creators, innovators and leaders to gain the practical skills you need to become an entrepreneur. While nurturing your talent for spotting opportunities and solving problems, you'll be taught some of the most progressive methods in business by experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds.

With an outstanding curriculum, a high-profile Guest Speaker Programme and links to big industry names, you'll not only leave ready to develop your ideas and lead a team, but you'll have built a strong entrepreneurial network to help back your business. That's why we're the top UK university for graduate business leaders 2021 (Capitol on Tap*).  

You will:

  • Develop an understanding of the practice and theory of entrepreneurship, contextualised via various theoretical lenses and practical experience
  • Galvanise your team working skills, and understand what it takes to build a world-class founding team 
  • Learn about the various areas of business, such as finance, marketing, innovation, lean product development, strategy, project management, and see how they connect 
  • Understand the process of developing a start-up business from inception through to investment 

Course details

From identifying market opportunities to devising powerful value propositions, developing disruptive products and services to utilising strategic marketing and analytics, you’ll learn all the practical and theoretical skills to succeed as an entrepreneur. You’ll enhance your understanding of the entire business development workflow and build valuable connections and networks.

Design Thinking

You'll analyse some of the biggest problems in the world and learn how to develop impactful solutions.

Identifying Opportunites

You'll learn to identify viable business propositions and understand theories of opportunity management.

Financial Management

You'll think about how businesses work financially and which metrics to consider when evaluating your company's health.

Leadership & Team Organisation 

You'll discover what it takes to lead and be part of an effective, world-class founding team.

Digital Leadership

You'll consider how to compete and win in different markets by developing innovations.

Strategic Marketing

You'll discover how to devise a powerful digital marketing campaign and attract your chosen audience.

Work-based Project

Your work-based project is the culmination of your course. It will lead to the development of your business plan, which will be presented to a select panel of tech investors.

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the course leader.

From module information to course aims and assessment criteria, discover the full course details

How you'll learn

The course is delivered through a blend of online and classroom experiences including lectures, seminars, workshops, guest lecturers, and guest speakers. 

All classes are recorded for review later and all students are supported by a keen and knowledgeable faculty, who are available to speak to students about their programme of study, business ideas, or personal issues. 

Studies align with the Falmouth University ‘doing it for real philosophy’, which means we take a hands-on approach to everything we do on the programme.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed via a range of methods, including: 

  • Reports 
  • Critical reflections 
  • Verbal assessments 
  • Pitch presentations 
  • Team working assessments 

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Staff

Your lecturers will be practicing professionals with a diverse range of expertise. You’ll also learn from a variety of guest speakers, visiting lecturers, and business practitioners who have a wealth of experience in various domains of business – blending the contemporary theories of running a 21st Century business with the realities of creating disruptive innovations in volatile markets. 

Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.

Marcus Simmons

Course Leader, Entrepreneurship MSc

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Vivienne Neale

Lecturer, Business & Digital Marketing BSc(Hons)

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Stewart Noakes

Lecturer, MSc Entrepreneurship

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Facilities

Students will gain access to the world-class, award winning, Launchpad venture studio. Facilities include: 

  • Professional design and prototyping tools. 
  • IT suites and software packages. 
  • Excellent media facilities for producing promotional material and audio-visual content. 
  • Libraries housing a collection of 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, and electronic and journal resources. 

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Careers

As a graduate of this master’s degree course, you could start your own venture or drive innovation within an organisation as part of a leadership team. You could also choose to continue your academic journey as a PhD student or researcher. 

How to apply

Get in touch

To find out more about this course, how you'll learn and what funding is available, get in touch with our Course Advisors. Click below to submit a form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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A 2:2 honours degree (or above) or Level 6 equivalent qualification is desirable. However, candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply, if they have significant relevant work experience. If you'd like to discuss our entry requirements, speak to an advisor.

Startups require a number of skill sets, so we'll consider applications from people with various graduate and professional backgrounds who possess clear digital business persuasions. Typically, these include business graduates, business professionals, programmers, entrepreneurs, digital designers (UI/UX/ web/ games) or arts-based practitioners. 

We'll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.

APEL applicants using experience to apply should note there is a £200 application fee for entry with advanced standing or with exemption from specific modules or credit.

If English isn’t your first language, you'll need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

International applicants who require a student visa to study in the UK must take a recognised language test that is approved and vouched for by the University. Our Applicant Services Team can help with any questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests.

This course has three intakes per year: January, May and September.

Discounts may be available for early applications. To discuss all our discount opportunities, contact an advisor.

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What we're looking for

We’re after students who want to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and make an impact. You’ll have a natural curiosity about the worldbe well-versed in a range of business domains and have a broad grasp of global geopolitical and macroeconomic events. 

Fees, costs & funding

Tuition fees

£8,500 per year – full-time UK (£250 acceptance fee payable. This is deducted from tuition fees) 

£16,950 per year - full-time EU/international (acceptance fee up to £1,000 payable, dependent on nationality. This is deducted from tuition fees)

£9,900 per year - full-time UK (£250 acceptance fee payable. This is deducted from tuition fees.)

£19,300 per year - full-time EU/international (acceptance fee up to £1,000 payable, dependent on nationality. This is deducted from tuition fees.)

Find out more about our Graduate Loyalty Discount for Falmouth Alumni, which offers a reduction in course tuition fees.

Typical course costs

Personal laptop (if not already owned) – one off costs 

If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter. 

The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs 

Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may therefore raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible. 

Postgraduate funding

There are loans, awards and alternative funding sources for postgraduate studies. Read about them on our Postgraduate Funding page.

Find out about funding

Ask a student

What better way to find out about life at Falmouth University than by asking our current students?  

From course details, our facilities and the local area to the social scene and settling in, our students are ready and available to answer any questions you might have. Simply set up your account, send them a question and they'll get back to you within 24 hours.

 

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