Royal Holloway, University of London

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career as an entrepreneur, whether that be starting a new organisation or developing entrepreneurial projects within existing organisations. It will equip you with specialist and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship together with practical skills. It draws upon the highest level of theory and practice in this field and builds on the extensive research and teaching expertise of academics within the School of Management.

On graduating you will have a critical understanding of entrepreneurship research, an appreciation of the impact of entrepreneurship and the processes and practices at every level. Your studies will cover business opportunities, ideas and planning; strategic and organisational models behind new venture innovation and strategic renewal; finance and marketing looking at both small and large organisations.

Our course is enriched with the knowledge and expertise shared by our visiting speakers which include entrepreneurs running successful and in some cases, highly innovative business.

As a student of the School of Management you will join an intellectually stimulating, friendly and supportive research environment and, through working closely with our expert and experienced academic staff, you will be in a position to realise your full potential.

+ Excellent position to be a successful business owner or manager by gaining a deep understanding entrepreneurship, coupled with a practical set of skills and the beginning of an effective business network.

+ Scholarship Opportunity Santander are funding a scholarship for an MSc Entrepreneurship see here for details.

+ Flexibility to tailor your studies to suit your specific areas of interest, such as; arts marketing, e-business, people and technology and business to business marketing.

+ Outstanding research; Royal Holloway sits in the top 25% of UK universities for research which is rated as 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent'.

+ Latest thinking and exciting intellectual challenges provided by academics who are at the frontiers of their subjects.

+ Inspiring international community; 60% of our Management students come from overseas and the 8,500 students at Royal Holloway are from 130 countries.

Entry requirements

UK Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area will be considered.

English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all subscores. If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

This course is appropriate either for students from a management background or from other disciplines - the arts and social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology and economics), as well as science and engineering.
It is also suitable for mature students with a good first degree and work experience.
Those who have studied alternative disciplines to management or business should take the 'Foundations of Modern Management' unit during Induction Week to obtain the background knowledge required for this course.

Additional requirements:
Work experience is an advantage, but is not essential.
A successful candidate will usually:

- be a self-starter, enterprising, and show initiative
- have a strong interest in the field of entrepreneurship
- have good written, verbal and presentation skills
- be able to set and meet targets
- be competent and professional in nature
- be able to work well both independently and with others.

Course modules

Venture Creation and Financial Planning, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Consultancy, Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods, Independent Business Research Project.

A range of optional modules are also available.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework (individual and group projects), examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,050 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time £ 17,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 17,500 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,400 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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