(where stopping off points exist they should be detailed here and defined later in the document)
Cohort(s) to which this programme specification is applicable:
(e.g. from 2015 intake onwards)
From 2016 intake
University College London
University College London
(the department responsible for the administration of the programme)
School of Management
Departmental web page address:
Method of study:
The programme can be taken either full-time or part-time.
Criteria for admission to the programme:
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Under certain circumstances, candidates with an exceptional entrepreneurial background, but not meeting the above criteria, will be considered.
Together with the academic requirements, applicants normally must have a demonstrable interest in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or career and must have undertaken entrepreneurial activities, not simply aspire to entrepreneurship. Applicants must also have in excess of two years' work experience.
The English language level is Good.
Length of the programme:
(please note any periods spent away from UCL, such as study abroad or placements in industry)
One calendar year full-time, two calendar years part-time
Level on Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
(see Guidance notes)
Relevant subject benchmark statement (SBS)
(see Guidance notes)
QAA Benchmark Statement: Master's degrees in business and management
Brief outline of the structure of the programme and its assessment methods:
(see guidance notes)
Students must take seven core modules and select one from four possible pathway modules (assessed by either coursework and/or written exams) and submit a 10,000-15,000-word dissertation.
Board of Examiners:
Name of Board of Examiners:
Postgraduate Management Board (MSING)
Professional body accreditation
Date of next scheduled accreditation visit:
EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME:
The MSc Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL provides recent graduates with the skills and knowledge to allow them to participate effectively in the creation and growth of high-impact, technology-based business ventures.
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
A: Knowledge and understanding
A knowledge and understanding of: The analysis and evaluation of data and options required to inform sound managerial decisions relating to a new business opportunity
Teaching/learning methods and strategies Through a structured programme of three-hour classes that cover topics relating to the generation of new business concepts, the assessment of feasibility and the execution of appropriate business models and strategies.
Teaching methods include group and project based activities along with case-based teaching. Students will be required to attend all classes, study extensively on their own and make effective contributions to group-based activities.
Students will be assessed by a variety of methods that include: class participation; open-book and ‘unseen’ examinations, long essays; presentations and group or individual course work.
The integration of entrepreneurial theory and practice along with an understanding of the practicalities and limitations of existing management frameworks in the context of a specific new business opportunity.
Through group and individual project and dissertation assignments that relate to the market, technical and financial viability of a new business opportunity.
B: Skills and other attributes
Intellectual (thinking) skills - able to:
The programme aims to help students:
Develop and encourage creativity at the individual, team and enterprise scale.
Critically evaluate evidence and strategy in the context of emerging business opportunities.
Assess, quantify and where appropriate mitigate critical risks and uncertainties arising from incomplete or imperfect information
Teaching/learning methods and strategies Throughout the programme, all courses will introduce information that will need to be assessed critically and will demonstrate that how conflicting interpretations arise from the same information.
Assessment: Particularly through group and individual project and dissertation assignment.
C: Skills and other attributes
Practical skills - able to demonstrate skills that relate to:
The planning and completing a research topic within a given time scale
Experience of gathering and evaluating primary and secondary research material
Critical evaluation, analysis and synthesis of research material
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by UCL and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Programme Organiser(s) Name(s):
Date of Production:
22nd August 2008
Date of Review:
1st August 2017
Date approved by Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee: