University of Essex

University of Essex

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course addresses critical issues that are central to economic growth and social transformation; these are issues which are high on the agendas of: business; governments; policy-makers; researchers; educators; and wider communities of interest across the world; this course enables our students to acquire the essential knowledge, vital contemporary skills and competencies, and critical awareness necessary for a rewarding career in a dynamic business environment; our course is also relevant to careers in: government and other policy-making institutions; in non-governmental or community-based organisations; and for potential entrepreneurs creating, managing and sustaining their own enterprises.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent. Individual course requirements can vary. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Creating and managing the new and entrepreneurial organisation; innovation management; research methods; social entrepreneurship; theories and practice of entrepreneurship. Options: comprehensive business plan; dissertation; global project and product development; global supply chain and brand management; international business and strategy; international human resource management; international marketing and strategy; managerial economics; organisation, learning and collaboration in a globalised world.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,475 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,785 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southend Campus Southend SS1 1LW South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719