University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This course focuses on the exploitation of innovation, applied to technology and business knowledge, to increase the chances of success for new product or service based businesses. Through this practically orientated course, students cover the whole process from generating new business ideas, developing and refining them, designing the infrastructure and launching the business. The MSc project is devoted to developing a business idea in a rigorous manner so that at the end of the course students are in a position to launch their own business.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS: 6.5 (with no score less than 6.0), or Pearson (Academic): 62 (with no score less than 59). Other English language qualifications may be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: Business model generation; leadership; establishing a new business; financial analysis and control systems; management of change; sales and sales management; innovation.

Assessment methods

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 10 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment - this is typically a further 40 -60 hours of work. The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. This should take approximately 900 hours of study time. An oral examination is held upon completion.

Sponsorship information

Warwick Manufacturing Group provide scholarships offering between 20% - 50% discount on tuition fees for this course when studied full-time.Nationality specific bursaries are also available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 22,340 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

Key information

WMG Student Recruitment and Admissions Team
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