Plymouth Business School

MSc Entrepreneurship and International Development

Do you want to work for an international or local charity or NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), and help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with local or central government to create policies and environments that support and enhance entrepreneurship? By completing this programme, you will cultivate the necessary skills to shape and deliver sustainable entrepreneurship programs, and help a new generation of entrepreneurs transform lives and empower communities.

Key features

  • " Allow your entrepreneurial skills to shine as you close the gap between ideas and innovation and identify viable market opportunities that have the potential to transform lives.
  • " Develop the skills to help you access a variety of career paths such as consulting or working in an established development focused, local or global organisation, or starting and running your own social enterprise or development agency.
  • " Learn with an internationally diverse and culturally rich group of talented and motivated students and professionals.
  • " Engage with entrepreneurial activities and Entrepreneurs in Residence through the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test.

Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.

We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of entrepreneurship and international development.

Fees, costs and funding

New Student 2018 2019
Home/EU £9,500 To be confirmed
International £14,000 To be confirmed
Part time (Home/EU) £500 To be confirmed
Full time fees shown are per annum. Part time fees shown are per 10 credits. Please note that fees are reviewed on an annual basis. Fees and the conditions that apply to them shown in the prospectus are correct at the time of going to print. Fees shown on the web are the most up to date but are still subject to change in exceptional circumstances.

How to apply

Applying for postgraduate taught study

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by University of Plymouth, please visit our Disability Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

If you would like any further information please contact the Postgraduate and Enquiries team:

Telephone: +44 (0)1752 585858

Email: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk 

Submitting an application

Apply for postgraduate study using our online postgraduate application form.

Alternatively you can download a copy of the application form to be submitted by hand, by post or via email with accompanying attachments.

Additional guidance information can also be downloaded on how to fill in the postgraduate application form.

Applying for postgraduate research study

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. The Doctoral College is available to answer any queries on our postgraduate research degrees.  If  you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by University of Plymouth, please visit our Disability Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

If you would like any further information please contact the Doctoral College:

Telephone: +44 (0)1752 587640

Email: doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk

Submitting an application

Apply for postgraduate study using our online postgraduate application form.

Alternatively you can download a copy of the application form to be submitted by hand, by post or via email with accompanying attachments.

Additional guidance information can also be downloaded on how to fill in the postgraduate application form.

Entrepreneurship with the University of Plymouth

Have you always been interested in finding the gaps in the market? Discovering opportunities to launch creative new products? Do you want to work for a charity at local or international level to help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with the government to support and enhance entrepreneurship?

Our programmes in the Entrepreneurship Suite can help you achieve any of these.

Find out more about MSc Entrepreneurship or MSc Entrepreneurship with International Development

Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos – MSc Entrepreneurship and International Development programme lead

"This is a unique programme where graduates will gain a deep understanding and appreciation of the relationship between entrepreneurship and sustainable development in international contexts. This will help the graduates and their employers to develop and deliver innovative, effective and impactful entrepreneurship programmes that can transform lives and empower communities."

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Gain the skills and knowledge for your future

Competition for jobs around the world is tough. However, the combination of academic excellence and practical knowledge encouraged on this programme will enhance your prospects of securing your desired job, or perhaps more excitingly setting up and running your own enterprise successfully. Being a graduate of this programme will help you stand out when entering the world of work.

This programme will help you develop a number of skills which are useful to a variety of careers in sustainable and international development as well as business.

Lisa Fleming – MSc Entrepreneurship and International Development

I graduated with a merit grade which was far beyond my expectations and was also delighted to have won the Federation for Small Business prize for ‘Outstanding Postgraduate Taught Student 16/17’ which was awarded to me at the Graduation ceremony.

Read more about Lisa's experience of the programme

Entrepreneurial project work

Students are encouraged to create and develop innovative proposals for responsible entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation around the world.

Previous projects have included the design of 'farm shop' and another did a 'credit bank' so that farming communities could access low interest loans for their farming businesses. This links to a collaborative £1.2 million project funded by Comic Relief in Kenya led by Plymouth Business School.

Find out more about the Comic Relief funded project

Expert guest speakers

We see the value of bringing high level guest speakers into our programme – they help provide some great life context of the business and entrepreneurial world. Last year’s students had the opportunity to meet with Andrew G Haldane – Chief Economist at the Bank of England and Executive Director for Monetary Analysis, Research and Statistics. 

 As part of our collaboration with Devon and Cornwall Business Council the students were invited to meet with Andrew and discussed the global economy and the role of responsible entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Babson College entrepreneurial experience

“It was an amazing opportunity that reinforced a lot of things I learnt during my studies”.

Two students were awarded the opportunity to attend the fully funded five day entrepreneurship boot camp delivered by Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts. A development opportunity for design thinking, market testing and negotiation.

Read more about one of the students who was awarded a place in 2017


Responsible Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (RESI)

iSPER's Responsible Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Themed Research Group (RESI) encompasses diverse strands of academic and applied responsible entrepreneurship and social innovation research. By addressing contemporary and emergent issues in entrepreneurship research it aims to impact on policy and practice, with a particular focus on three key areas:

  • Entrepreneurship education (in the adult and higher education landscape).
  • Entrepreneurship and social development (ethnic minority entrepreneurship, gender and entrepreneurship, lifestyle entrepreneurship, refugee entrepreneurship). 
  • Entrepreneurship and social innovation (creative entrepreneurship, entrepreneur displacement and resilience, social entrepreneurship).

Find out more about research opportunities

People

Master Your Future – Faculty of Business Professoriate Scholarships

The Faculty of Business Professoriate Scholarships of £1,000 are awarded to selected students undertaking postgraduate study each year.

The opportunity to apply for a professoriate scholarship is available to applicants currently in receipt of an offer for postgraduate study.

Find out more and how to apply

Postgraduate loans

You may now be eligible for a government loan of over £10,000 to help towards the cost of your masters degree.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate study in the Faculty of Business can help you realise your ambitions and develop your potential as a manager and leader of the future. Whether you come to us as a newly qualified graduate or after a successful track record in industry we provide high quality, professionally accredited postgraduate programmes, and PhD and professional doctorate supervision.

International community

Play your part in out thriving international community of 3,000 students from over 100 countries studying full and part time programmes at the University.

We'll help you at every step of your journey from applying to settling in, during and after your postgraduate studies.