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Launchpad (with MSc Entrepreneurship)

Launchpad (with MSc Entrepreneurship)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Entrepreneurship

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Introduction

Launchpad brings together software engineers, digital creatives and business people to solve industry challenges – taking on briefs from companies like Sony Interactive Entertainment and Hitachi. You'll gain vital business and entrepreneurship skills and learn when to apply them, potentially leaving as a director of a viable start-up with a full Master's degree.

Launchpad is an innovative postgraduate incubation and acceleration programme. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Research England.

You will:
Receive a stipend for your first year
Collaborate with an industry partner with indentified demand
Build a network of industry connections.

What you'll learn

You'll not only gain an MSc in Entrepreneurship, you'll be supported to emerge as a founder of a high-growth digital business. Launchpad is a business incubation and development programme, helping you grow your expertise in markets, customers, investors, and how a business works.

You’ll put relevant business and management knowledge into practice, including finance, sales and marketing. Using reflective practice, you’ll explore project management techniques and build your leadership skills. And by looking into communication strategies in different media, you’ll get a better idea of your role in a team and develop your interpersonal skills.

Backing up your expertise, you’ll research modern business and management issues and practices, and evaluate information, business areas and working methods. Finally, you’ll analyse, evaluate and apply creative ideas, so you can come up with original solutions to complex problems.

Assessment Methods:

You’ll need to complete a series of academic assessments directly applied to your business. These include market research, a project plan and a business plan.

What our graduates do

Our graduates have founded Launchpad incubator businesses which have grown to become successful digital companies with a global reach. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Modules

Managing Opportunities
Design Thinking
Leadership and Team Development
Financial Management for Entrepreneurs
Marketing Strategy
Digital Leadership
Practice-Based Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Year 1 - You’ll receive £16,000 tax free (in the 2021/22 academic year), divided into monthly instalments. Your business costs are met, and your MSc fees are waived. Year 2 - You’ll be funded through the investment that you raise towards the end of year 1.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Year 1 - You’ll receive £16,000 tax free (in the 2021/22 academic year), divided into monthly instalments. Your business costs are met, and your MSc fees are waived. Year 2 - You’ll be funded through the investment that you raise towards the end of year 1.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You'll need to hold an undergraduate degree of 2:1 or above. Applicants should also have commercial experience in one or more of the following skill sets: Business leadership, operations, and/or marketing; Software development; UI/UX and product design. Launchpad start-ups require an understanding of the world of entrepreneurship and business. Our typical applicants should have a minimum of five years of business experience with evidence of rapid career progression. We also welcome applicants with experience of working for or running their own start-up or venture capital.