University of Surrey


This programme is designed for those planning to set up their own businesses, or work in high-growth areas of large organisations where competitive advantage depends on the successful harnessing of creativity and innovation. In this context, the programme develops essential entrepreneurial skills such as business planning, business modelling, pitching and working in a digital environment. Students will also have the opportunity to work in entrepreneurial teams, guided by a mentor, to simulate the experience of setting up a business for an original idea. The programme encourages 'learning by doing' to develop the attributes, ways of thinking and behaviour of an entrepreneur. At the end of the year this culminates in a final research project to develop an individual business plan or consulting project.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2:1) or an equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university.

Applicants holding a Bachelor's degree with a 2:2 result (or overseas equivalent) may still be considered if they also hold a minimum of 12 months full time graduate work experience in a relevant role. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted.

Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: Entrepreneurship and the digital economy; new business venturing; marketing; research methods; accounting and finance for business; innovation management; international trade; project management; final project; e-business; digital marketing and social media; strategy.


Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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