Taught course

Launchpad (with MSc Entrepreneurship)

Falmouth University

Entry requirements

We want applicants who match our core values: who create fearlessly, work well and possess a frontier spirit.

We're looking for candidates who dare to dream big and push boundaries, while uplifting others. You’ll need to be courageous and doggedly determined, while having the agility and resilience to learn and grow. You’ll also need to be prepared for the tough challenge of building a business while studying and being part of an active community of entrepreneurs.

We’re after candidates with ambition, drive, and commitment to solve tough and sophisticated problems to create a lasting, sustainable impact in partnership with us and our partners.

We want to hear from candidates that have:

  • Commercial experience in business leadership, sales, application development, product development, or change management (experience of creating businesses will be advantageous)
  • A passion for identifying customer problems and developing financially sustainable solutions
  • Significant experience owning and delivering change within an organisation
  • Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent qualification – alternatively candidates without degrees who have significant relevant work experience and a record of success will be considered
  • Commitment to co-creating a start-up in Cornwall
  • Strong presentation and influencing skills
  • Self-belief, determination and resilience

Months of entry


Course content

Launchpad is where extraordinary individuals come to accelerate their ideas, gain vital business and entrepreneurial skills, develop viable start-ups and bring them to market. By combining the talents of software engineers, digital creatives and business people, this master's programme challenges people to meet global problems.

The Launchpad venture studio allows people to investigate exciting challenges in partnership with Entrepreneurs in Residence, mentors and partners. We'll not only support you to develop your own high-growth business while you study on this fully-funded course, we'll also co-invest to help maximise this opportunity.

Launchpad is a venture studio that is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Research England.

You will:

  • Identify a market opportunity and work in collaboration with partners and Entrepreneurs in Residence
  • Have the opportunity to leave with a stake in a market validated venture
  • Build a network of industry connections
  • Study Entrepreneurship MSc
  • Receive a stipend when you incorporate your business

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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