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Innovation and Entrepreneurship - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Designed for entrepreneurs, this course will allow you to apply best-practice approaches to your business proposals to maximise chances of success. It’s a practical course, covering the process from generating new business ideas, developing and refining ideas, and designing the infrastructure right through to launching the business.

You’ll focus on how innovation can be exploited in technological and business contexts, to increase success for new product or services based businesses. You’ll cover themes such as business modelling, sales, starting a new business, innovation, leadership and financial analysis.

Thoughout your dissertation, you will rigorously develop your own business idea, so that by the end of the course you’ll be in a position to launch your business.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

The core modules for this course are listed below. If you would like to see detailed descriptions for each please click on the module titles:

Optional Modules:

Two additional elective modules can be chosen from a list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specific interests. The full list of optional modules and their descriptions, are available here. Restrictions apply.

Teaching:

We blend lectures with seminars, practical exercises, labs, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning. Class sizes are kept small with around 30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Contact Hours:

40 hours per week during module weeks (9.00am – 6.30pm).

There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits, and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.

Class Sizes:

Lectures (ocassional): up to 200 students

Seminars and the majority of classroom based modules: 30 per class

Workshops and other syndicate activities: 6-8 per group

Assessment

There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.

  • 9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Master’s credit)
  • 20,000 dissertation (50% of Master’s credit)

Recent graduates have started-up companies in a wide range of sectors including food & drink, music, delivery, education, marketing, media, manufacturing and hospitality.

Many other graduates go into employment in a wide range of roles, particularly in business development, before launching their start-ups.

We welcome prospective students to come and meet us. We organise 3-4 Open Days each academic year as well as bookable fortnightly ‘Drop-In’ sessions. If you are interested in finding more information about our events, or would like to book one, please visit this page.

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Essential information

Course Code

P-H1Y2

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

(October 2019 - October 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study

WMG

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Scholarships

WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.

Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 25% to 50% fee discount.

Additional Course Costs

Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.

How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.