Taught course

Launchpad (with MSc Entrepreneurship)

Falmouth University

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Entry requirements

A first degree with a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent industry experience.

Launchpad start-ups require a number of skillsets, so we welcome applications from people with various graduate and professional backgrounds who possess entrepreneurial ambition. Typically, these include:

  • Programmers
  • Business developers & entrepreneurs
  • Digital designers e.g. UI/UX
  • 3D artists and animators
  • Game designers & developers
  • Web developers

As this course involves setting up a business in the UK we regret that it’s not available to international (non-EU) applicants who would require a Tier 4 Student Visa.

APL applicants using experience to apply should note there is a £200 application fee for entry with advanced standing or with exemption from specific modules or credit.

Months of entry


Course content

This is your chance to forge a tech start-up with a £16,000 stipend/salary, while honing your business and technical skills. Launchpad offers you paid opportunities to drive the development of a high growth potential technology start-up, while earning an MA in entrepreneurship with no attached fees.

Launchpad brings together teams of software engineers, digital creatives and business people to solve industry challenges - taking on briefs from companies like Sony and Hitachi. You’ll benefit from business support, mentoring and training. Through the MA you’ll gain knowledge in entrepreneurship, business governance, management and negotiation - coordinated with the development phase of your business. This means you’ll apply your newly acquired skills at the precise moment they’re needed, leaving as a director of a viable start-up with a full Master’s degree.

Fees and funding

  • No fees
  • Participants receive a stipend of £16,000 during the programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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