Master in Innovation
& Social Entrepreneurship

The course will be taught by an academic team with a strong background in innovation and entrepreneurship
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Programme Overview

The Master in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to set up your own business or to contribute to the development of an existing company. 

The course will be taught by an academic team with a strong background in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. It will underpin your knowledge with the relevant theory and link it to practice. You will have a clear understanding of the entrepreneurial skills required to create a start-up or use the skills gained to work/consult in any organisation.

The programme aims to enable students to develop a practical and critical understanding of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in the modern-day business environment. At the end of the programme, students will have the knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and theories in the subject area to allow them to have an active role in their chosen industry.

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom

  • Duration

    1 year or 1,5 years

  • Start Date

    October 2022 and February 2023

  • Application Deadline

    Open application

  • Language

    English

  • Study Type

    On campus
    Hybrid
    Online

  • Pace

    Full-time 12 months /
    Part-time 18 months

  • Tuition Fees

    UK/EU: £8500
    Internationals: £12000

Programme leader

Simrat Bhangoo

This interdisciplinary course in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship is the right path for students willing to gain entrepreneurial skills whether they want to launch their own startup or lead a department in a large organisation. You will learn the key business concepts to get a 360º view of a business and to integrate innovative strategies.

Simrat Bhangoo

Modules

The course modules for the programme are listed below, culminating in an individual piece of research on an agreed subject of your choice relevant to the programme.

This module will focus on the process of entrepreneurship as the entanglement of multiple practices and actions. You will learn the real-time practices from entrepreneurship practitioners and understand the rationality and tools necessary for the success of a business.

Identifying the traits of an entrepreneur is one of the main objectives of this module. In addition, the module will allow you to understand the link between cultural innovation and entrepreneurs. You will learn how to develop ethical awareness of cross-culture in the workplace, identify the importance of entrepreneurship as a process and discover the importance of networking.

In this module, learners will understand the rationale behind crowdfunding and identify possible funding sources. You will critically analyse spreadsheets and costs and you will be able to explain the key areas of a set of accounts.

The module will be centred around the needs and requirements of the end-user. You will understand the principles of design and product development and study the process that enables aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative products and gain a competitive advantage in their industry.

The Start-up and Freelancer module will teach you how to develop a strong business plan for a start-up. You will also learn the impact of entry barriers in a business and how to overcome them. You will be able to identify the legal implications of a start-up including copyright, patents, and trademarks.

Companies often rely on research-based information to make decisions. In order to use research material efficiently and to ensure that any decisions made on the basis of research findings are soundly based, it is necessary to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and techniques used to collect and analyse this information. There are many approaches to conducting research which vary in terms of the types of questions they seek to answer and the methods used to provide answers explored in this module.

The Dissertation will help you to develop key employability skills such as creative and strategic thinking, time management, and effective communication, alongside academic skills such as critical thinking, evaluation of existing research, data analysis and academic writing. You will identify a question, framed within the context of existing academic research, and collect and analyse relevant data. This module enables you to consolidate your learning in the form of an intensive piece of academically rigorous research focused on a relevant subject.

Trip to Shanghai (China)

Shanghai has a very impressive mix of global corporate innovation, startups, and investment hubs that help entrepreneurs turn their vision into a reality. This programme will allow you to travel to Shanghai to discover the city’s dynamic ecosystem of start-ups. Social activities are part of the trip as well as research and workshops.

Impact Mission

Students’ careers are one of our main priorities which is why we have created a career programme called ‘Impact Mission’ with our partner organisations.

The mission will give you the opportunity to make a positive impact within an organisation or a community by doing a four-week project related to CSR. At the end of your placement, you will have to write a 2,000 word report.

This will enable students to take part in a short period of professional experience, with a business or community and to gain credit for their achievements. It is expected that students will work for 160 hours which should be recorded clearly in their portfolio.

Entry requirements

At King Stage, we seek individuals with intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to contribute. To ensure your success with us, here are the following entry criteria we look at:
You will be required to provide an internationally recognised qualification: a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

If you are a mature applicant, you will be considered for entry if you can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, and have A Levels/IB or equivalent.

Non-native speakers must provide proof of their proficiency in English. We require an IETLS score of at least 6.0/B2 equivalent in TOEFL. Alternatively, we can provide you with an English Language Level Test to confirm your level.

Careers in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to work and develop their projects supported by mentors and existing start-ups from our network of partners. 

Our network of partners, start-ups and established companies are selected based on the career field chosen by the student. They will be supporting students during their study with us for a real-life consultancy project and work experience. Students will be assigned a project in collaboration with the selected organisation.

Roles after completion of the Master:

Do you have more questions?

FAQ

We offer the possibility to follow all of our Master’s programmes on a part-time basis. The length of each programme is extended to 18 months which allows more flexibility for the students.

We may consider candidates from a non-traditional academic background, on the basis of relevant work experience (minimum 2 years). After a review of your application and an interview, we will be able to confirm your eligibility for our programme.

We offer a variety of bursaries, each with a unique eligibility criteria. Candidates who submit an application on time and receive an offer for our programmes can be considered for King Stage bursaries. Please visit our financial support page for more details. Students can also apply for scholarships directly on external websites.