This programme runs for one academic year, starting in mid-September. In semester one, you study six core courses. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Landscape is a short course in week one providing an introduction to the content of the program. These compulsory courses are the foundation upon which the whole MSc is built.
In semester 2, you will select option courses depending on your own interests and career aspirations, allowing you to build on and put into practice the concepts introduced in the first semester.
Finally, your MSc dissertation brings all of the year's learning together in a piece of work unique to each student. For this particular programme you have the option to pursue a research dissertation, or to engage in a business-plan capstone project.
To give you an idea of what the programme structure and courses might consist of, the below information details the structure and courses for this programme in 2023/24.
Option courses (Group 1)*
- Design Thinking (1): History and Theory
- Digital Business: Transforming Organisations in the Digital Era
- Global Creative Industries
- Sustainable Knowledge-based Business
Option courses (Group 2)*
*We will notify applicants of any changes to the programme structure and courses by 15 June in the year of entry to the course. We cannot guarantee that all option courses will run each year and occasionally there will be last minute amendments after this date due to unforeseen circumstances such as staff illness.
The content of individual courses and the programme for any given degree are under constant academic review in light of current circumstances and may change from time to time, with some programmes and courses being modified, discontinued, or replaced.
Due to high demand we cannot guarantee students a place on the optional course of their preference. Equally, if there is not enough interest in a given year for an option course then it may not be viable for us to run that particular option course. Some combinations of option courses may not be possible due to scheduling constraints.
Core and elective courses
Full programme details, including all available core and elective courses can be found on the University Degree Programme Tables website.
Find out what topics past students have researched by browsing a selection of dissertation summaries by our postgraduates: