Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc

1 year, full-time

Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc, 1 year, full-time

Course information

UK/EU fee £9,500

International fee £21,000

Taught by School of Business

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This is for you if... you have an entrepreneurial or innovative mind and would like to learn how to manage innovative ideas, either within organisations or as an entrepreneur.

Course description

Course description

Apple, Google and Tesla all have one thing in common. Innovation.  It is the driving force behind any business activity and managing it appropriately is crucial for success.  In our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation you will look at the theory and practice, models, frameworks and techniques of entrepreneurship and  innovation management. You will learn how to manage and actively play a role in the entrepreneurial process as well as appreciate the skills required to take a product or service from concept to market by looking at new product development, strategy and marketing.

The course will analyse the dynamics of the business environment and the scope for the strategic response; analyse and evaluate management problems and issues including the consumer’s needs and the political, social and technological contexts within which organisations operate to address the uncertainties of innovation and entrepreneurship. It will also provide you with the skills to identify the most appropriate tools and methods for data acquisition, assessment, analysis and dissemination and how to overcome barriers to change.

You will develop your analytical and reasoning skills as well as your interpersonal, team-working and communication skills.  You be able to identify problems, evaluate and analyse business and innovation scenarios and consider alternative solutions. 

In addition you will benefit from the Leicester Innovation Hub.  The Hub provides a creative space and access to expertise for entrepreneurs, innovators and local companies to develop new ideas and start-ups as well as dedicated innovation support for you to capitalise on your innovative ideas and network with like-minded people.

This course has been designed for both individual entrepreneurs and corporate entrepreneurship and as well as for those who want to be an aspiring and innovative manager.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A good second class UK honours degree or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution.

Or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.

Or demonstrable experience relevant practical experience in innovation, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, or in the financial sector.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2022

  • MSc: £9,500

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2022

  • MSc: £21,000

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

University of Leicester School of Business Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships of up to £2,000 are available to students from India and certain Asian, African and Middle East countries.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our Business and Management courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

You will benefit from support from the School of Business Careers Team and our Student Enterprise Academic Lead who work with you to make sure you are supported in achieving your aspirations. 

The Leicester Innovation Hub provides a dedicated space for students and local companies to utilise innovation support and expertise.

The broad scope of the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation would open up a wide range of entrepreneurial  and managerial roles for graduates including innovation management, venture capital, entrepreneurial activities and consultancy.



Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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Course structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Plus your Dissertation or Business Plan

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Find out how our entrepreneurs can support you and your business ideas

The University’s £5.1m Innovation Hub is a dedicated creative incubation and innovation space bringing together the best business and academic minds to create a hotbed of innovation.

The School of Business holds a prestigious Small Business Charter Award for our contributions to businesses and entrepreneurs, and sharing of innovation expertise.

We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.

We have six Entrepreneurs in Residence allowing you to learn first-hand from those who have extensive experience in entrepreneurship, innovation and business development.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through a mixture of traditional teaching methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading and also through a practice-based, innovative learning approach.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Your work will be assessed through both assignments, examinations, presentations, project reports plus a dissertation or business plan.

Key dates

  • Application deadline: 25 July 2022 (Please note this deadline is subject to change dependant on course capacity. If the capacity limit of this course is met before the deadline, applications will be closed early.)
  • Deposit payment deadline: 8 August 2022
  • CAS request deadline: 2 September 2022 
  • 50% payment deadline: 2 September 2022 

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