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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 13000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 20100 per year

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About Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

With organisations seeking to employ individuals with the ability to spot and take advantage of new opportunities, entrepreneurial and innovation skills are increasingly sought after. Our MSc prepares you for a wide range of careers in business including business development and running a start-up.

Programme overview

Our MSc is designed to foster entrepreneurial and innovation skills in students, to enable you to have a career managing innovation in existing firms and to found new ventures. You will learn how organisations build value through the application of entrepreneurial practices, the challenges and opportunities typically facing new and existing businesses, and the ability to design and implement creative strategies. The programme places a strong emphasis on the application of your skills and knowledge to real-life situations and organisations.

Programme structure

You will take five core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two in the second term (Jan-May). The core courses in the second term will be project-based courses within existing organisations requiring you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations. You will also be able to choose two option courses in the second term, to allow you to specialise in an area relevant to your future career path. The dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor.

industry links

Our programme combines theory with a unique focus on experiential and practical learning through direct engagement with organisations. As part of the two industry driven project-based courses in the second term, you will put your skills and knowledge into practice to address the specific innovation and entrepreneurship challenges faced by real organisations. In addition, guest speakers with entrepreneurial expertise and industry driven case studies are embedded throughout the programme as a whole. The School also hosts the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E Club).

Career development

Our programme will help you to develop business skills that are essential in a wide range of different organisations, as well as preparing you for the possibility of one day starting your own business. Graduates of the programme typically pursue a range of careers, including innovation management, policy and business development roles within the private sector and with government agencies supporting innovation, and founding their own business ventures. The Student Development team will help you maximise your potential, focusing on your skills, opportunities and networks.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.

Academic requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Academic background

Supporting your application

Applications from current undergraduates

Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date.

International qualifications

The minimum academic requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree in a related subject or an equivalent international qualification.

Some examples of equivalent qualifications:

If your home country is not listed above, consult the minimum grade point average (GPA) required by following the link below.

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