Taught course

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Edinburgh · Business School

Entry requirements

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in any discipline, or an equivalent overseas qualification. You may increase your chances of success by considering ways in which you can support your application: * Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. * Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. English language requirements If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: * IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) * TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module) * PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections) * CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry


Course content

Entrepreneurship and innovation play vital roles in knowledge creation and exploitation to generate value and drive sustainable economic, social, technological and organisational development. Processes and behaviours central to entrepreneurship and innovation are equally important to new and early stage ventures, and within existing organisations.

The University of Edinburgh Business School’s MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation is an exciting new programme that leverages the research and teaching strengths within the School’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, and draws upon the rich entrepreneurial system within the University and wider Edinburgh area.

The programme is designed to complement research-led and theoretically-informed education, with a clear focus on the development of practical skills and opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-life organisational situations and issues.

This exciting Masters programme enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to identify and screen opportunities, and implement them within new and established organisations. The programme is targeted at students with both business and non-business backgrounds to create a vibrant and dynamic environment that will enrich learning through leveraging interdisciplinary knowledge within the cohort.

The programme combines theoretical rigour with a unique focus on experiential and practical learning through direct engagement with organisations through project-based courses. It prepares you for a range of careers including as venture founders, managers of innovation within existing organisations, or in policy and business development roles in agencies supporting innovation.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to International Students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://wwww.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Admissions Team
+44 (0)131 650 9663