Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant degree discipline. Exceptionally, practitioners with significant work experience (3 years) in any sector or industry will be considered for admissions.

The University encourages applications from experienced social entrepreneurs and practitioners with significant experience working in the social enterprise sector, such applications will be considered for admissions on a case by case basis. Please contact the course leader if you are an experienced social entrepreneur or practitioner and would like to discuss your suitability for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether empowering employees, giving back to the community or adopting a more sustainable business approach, the social enterprise culture is gathering pace. Endorsed by the internationally recognised Social Enterprise Mark CIC, this Social Enterprise MSc will equip you with a practical toolset combining the theory, knowledge and skills to make a positive difference that goes beyond wealth generation.

Business is changing: the traditional focus on profit for shareholders is being replaced by a modern inclusive approach that achieves both income and impact and is driven by complementary business and social goals.

This dynamic industry-backed course is designed for aspiring or existing social entrepreneurs, people working within social enterprise or stakeholders such as those working within support organisations. You’ll gain a formal qualification studying alongside a range of people with differing experiences in various sectors, both here in the UK and abroad. This provides a unique opportunity to share and learn from each other, together with regular course input from established social enterprises and their advocates.

Drawing on theory and practice, you’ll explore the environment in which social enterprises operate, the strategic alliances they can build and the ways in which leadership and management competencies can be channelled to maximise social impact. To better prepare you for successful strategy planning and decision-making, you’ll develop essential skills in finance, leadership, people management and more.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0207 911 5000