MSc Communication and Entrepreneurship

Nottingham University Business School

Program Description
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MSc Communication and Entrepreneurship

Nottingham University Business School

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 principle of language study we have established at Nottingham combines theoretical and ideological dimensions with highly practical applications. The course explores the role of communication in business-related human affairs using a variety of approaches, ranging from discourse analysis and interactional sociolinguistics to corpus linguistics.

Key Facts

  • The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 ranked the School of English in the top five departments of English nationally by Grade Point Average and out of 87 units of assessment. 95% of the School's research was judged to be of international quality and 35% world-leading.
  • The Business School is a top 10 UK business school: Finance, Accounting and Management ranks sixth in the 2009 Independent Good University Guide.
  • Teaching is informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field, and the course content is regularly reviewed to ensure that it remains relevant to the changing global business environment.

Course details

The programme operates on a modular basis, consisting of two semesters throughout which students pursue a range of taught modules (120 credits) jointly taught by 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.


Students take 60 credits of taught modules in Communication Studies:

  • Sociolinguistics of Work (15 credits)
  • Business and Organisational Communication (15 credits)
  • Intercultural Communication (15 credits)
  • Research Methods: Corpus Linguistics (15 credits)

And 60 credits worth of Entrepreneurship modules:

  • Creative Problem Solving (10 credits)
  • Finance and Accounting (10 credits)
  • Project Management (10 credits)
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs (10 credits)
  • Innovation Management (10 credits)
  • Technology Entrepreneurship (10 credits)

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.

Entry requirements

2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree from British University or international equivalent)


Relevant linguistic and /or literary studies

Other requirements

Transcripts are required


7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 4, 2016
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1 - 3 years
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Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
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