MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Program Description

Key information

  • Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Entrepreneurial skills are essential for career success – whether in small and medium-sized enterprises, your own business or on project-based venture teams in large companies.

On this intensive and innovative course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation. The course covers different organizational, sectoral and geographical contexts, and aims to combine state-of-the-art academic knowledge with practical challenges in the business world. You’ll develop practical and reflective skills around conceptualizing, designing, managing and growing new ventures and existing entrepreneurial organizations.

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at

How will I study?

You’ll study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. A research methods module runs in the spring term. In the summer term, you choose to either carry out an independent research project or to work on a company-based project with the Sussex Innovation Centre.

You’ll be assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.


These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.


Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

How much does it cost?


  • UK/EU students: £11,450 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,450 per year
  • International students: £20,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.


Open up a range of career options. Our MSc is for you if you aim to work in:

  • self-employment, or manage your own venture
  • an entrepreneurial position in an international organisation
  • entrepreneurial ventures in the public/private/third sector (for example universities and research institutes)
  • business development consultancy.

Graduate destinations

93% of students from the University of Sussex Business School were in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey).

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

At the University of Sussex Business School we seek to address some of the key challenges facing the modern world, from climate change to the evolving world of work. We are Top 10 in the UK for Busin ... Read More

At the University of Sussex Business School we seek to address some of the key challenges facing the modern world, from climate change to the evolving world of work. We are Top 10 in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) Read less