Taught course

Communication and Entrepreneurship

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in in a related arts, humanities or social science subject. Transcripts are required.

Months of entry


Course content

Run in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School, this innovative postgraduate course provides you with an exciting opportunity to investigate communication in the context of entrepreneurship and business. The programme will introduce you to the multidisciplinary dimensions of professional communication, exploring in detail how linguistic analysis can illuminate and enhance communication in businesses and a range of other workplaces.

The programme operates on a modular basis, consisting of two semesters throughout which students pursue a range of taught modules (120 credits) in the School of English and the Nottingham University Business School, followed by a jointly supervised research project undertaken during the summer period.

You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition. Particular features of the programme include:
a practical grounding in communication analysis and linguistic description
one-to-one tuition with expert members of staff
teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field
innovative and engaging teaching methods
access to many online resources
All MSc students in the Schools of English and Business join a lively and thriving postgraduate community.

The MSc Communication and Entrepreneurship is completed by full-time study over 12 months, or can be studied part time.

In the summer term (June-September) students will work on a research project (60 credits). This is a major piece of advanced work on a communication and entrepreneurship topic which you complete over the summer under the supervision of specialists from the School of English and the Nottingham University Business School. The project affords you the opportunity of developing the commercial potential of your own entrepreneurial ideas and projects or enhancing communication within a specific business and commercial environment.

We will provide you with advice and guidance as you refine your business and communication strategy and literature review, while offering close supervision as you complete your project.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of English web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 846 7286