Do you want to become a successful entrepreneur? Join a thriving ecosystem of creators and innovators at the UK’s number 1 university for graduate business leaders*.
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Start dates: January / May / September
(Three intakes per year)
This course is new for September 2021 entry
While nurturing your talent for spotting opportunities and solving problems, you’ll be taught some of the most progressive methods in business by experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds.
With an outstanding curriculum, a high-profile Guest Speaker Programme and links to big industry names, you’ll not only leave ready to develop your ideas and lead a team, but you’ll have built a strong entrepreneurial network to help back your business. That’s why we’re the top UK university for graduate business leaders (Capitol on Tap*).
- Develop an understanding of the practice and theory of Entrepreneurship, contextualised via various theoretical lenses and practical experience
- Galvanise your team working skills, and understand what it takes to build a world-class founding team
- Learn about the various areas of business, such as finance, marketing, innovation, lean product development, strategy, project management, and see how they connect
- Understand the process of developing a start-up business from inception through to investment
What our students do
The School of Entrepreneurship is home to a bustling community of innovators, creators and collaborators. Take a look at the stories below to find out more about our students, staff and graduates.
Falmouth student pursues her career while studying online
Students gear up for Inspire Festival
Students run creative digital events
Falmouth Launchpad Becomes a Global Start-up Studio
Launchpad partners with Code First Girls
Falmouth academic announced as new Chair of the Association of Events Management Educators
Falmouth listed as best for business
Student events go digital
Graduate success: JAMZ
Senior Appointment: Dr Seamus O'Brien
How satellite data is helping keep venues and their visitors Covid-safe
Learning by creating live digital events
Launchpad Start-ups Shortlisted for Tech Awards
Head of Launchpad announced
Codices: A Launchpad Lockdown Success Story
Codices Quiz Kit Shows Reach over 1 Million Monthly Viewers
Codices Quiz Kit Shows Reach over 1 Million Monthly Viewers
Data Duopoly shortlisted by European Space Agency
Greener Festival Training Adds Covid-19 Impact Webinar
Launchpad Business Co-Founder is Awards Finalist
What our graduates do
As a graduate of this master’s degree course, you could start your own venture or drive innovation within an organisation as part of a leadership team. You could also choose to continue your academic journey as a PhD student or researcher.
What you'll learn
From identifying market opportunities to devising powerful value propositions, developing disruptive products and services to utilising strategic marketing and analytics, you’ll learn all the practical and theoretical skills to succeed as an entrepreneur. You’ll enhance your understanding of the entire business development workflow and build valuable connections and networks.
You'll analyse some of the biggest problems in the world and learn how to develop impactful solutions.
You'll learn to identify viable business propositions and understand theories of opportunity management.
You'll think about how business work financially and which metrics to consider when evaluating your company's health.
Leadership & Team Organisation
You'll discover what it takes to lead and be part of an effective, world-class founding team.
You'll consider how to compete and win in different markets by developing innovations.
You'll discover how to devise a powerful digital marketing campaign and attract your chosen audience.
Your work-based project is the culmination of your course. It will lead to the development of your business plan, which will be presented to a select panel of tech investors.
The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the course leader.
How you'll learn
The course is delivered through a blend of online and classroom experiences including lectures, seminars, workshops, guest lecturers, and guest speakers.
All classes are recorded for review later and all students are supported by a keen and knowledgeable faculty, who are available to speak to students about their programme of study, business ideas, or personal issues.
Studies align with the Falmouth University ‘doing it for real philosophy’, which means we take a hands-on approach to everything we do on the programme.
You’ll be assessed via a range of methods, including:
- Critical reflections
- Verbal assessments
- Pitch presentations
- Team working assessments
Your lecturers will be practicing professionals with a diverse range of expertise. You’ll also learn from a variety of guest speakers, visiting lecturers, and business practitioners who have a wealth of experience in various domains of business – blending the contemporary theories of running a 21st Century business with the realities of creating disruptive innovations in volatile markets.
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Students will gain access to the world-class, award winning, Launchpad venture studio. Facilities include:
- Professional design and prototyping tools.
- IT suites and software packages.
- Excellent media facilities for producing promotional material and audio-visual content.
- Libraries housing a collection of 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, and electronic and journal resources.
How to apply
Ready to apply for postgraduate study? You can apply online by clicking the button below.
Want to ask a question?
If you have questions about the course, how you'll learn or what funding is available, just click the button below. You'll be able to submit a contact form and we'll get in touch with you as soon as we can.
We welcome applications from those with revelant equivalent Level 6 qualifications. Our typical applicants hold an undergraduate degree of 2:1, or equivalent industry experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject.
Startups require a number of skill sets, so we'll consider applications from people with various graduate and professional backgrounds who possess clear digital business persuasions. Typically, these include business graduates, business professionals, programmers, entrepreneurs, digital designers (UI/UX/ web/ games) or arts-based practitioners.
We'll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.
APEL applicants using experience to apply should note there is a £200 application fee for entry with advanced standing or with exemption from specific modules or credit.
If English isn’t your first language, you'll need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
International applicants who require a student visa to study in the UK must take a recognised language test that is approved and vouched for by the University. Our Applicant Services Team can help with any questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests.
This course has three intakes per year: January, May and September.
We are currently taking applications for June 2021. The application deadline for this intake is 10 May.
Discounts may be available for early applications. To discuss all our discount opportunities, contact an advisor.
What we're looking for
We’re after students who want to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and make an impact. You’ll have a natural curiosity about the world, be well-versed in a range of business domains and have a broad grasp of global geopolitical and macroeconomic events.
Fees, costs & funding
£8,500 per year – full-time UK (£250 acceptance fee payable. This is deducted from tuition fees)
£16,950 per year - full-time EU (acceptance fee up to £1,000 payable, dependent on nationality. This is deducted from tuition fees)
£16,950 per year - full-time international (acceptance fee up to £1,000 payable, dependent on nationality. This is deducted from tuition fees)
Find out more about our Graduate Loyalty Discount for Falmouth Alumni, which offers a reduction in course tuition fees.
Typical course costs
Personal laptop (if not already owned) – one off costs
If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.
The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs
Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may therefore raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.