Taught course

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Essex · Essex Business School

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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, as the study of them has emerged as critical to our understanding of economic and social change.

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation enables you 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.

Our Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality. Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked, in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)1206 872719