Technology Entrepreneurship - MSc

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Why study this course?

Our Technology Entrepreneurship MSc degree is delivered in partnership with Accelerator, London Met’s business incubator based at the heart of east London’s Tech City. Accelerator offers a space for London start-ups and supports students to turn their business ideas into reality.

This master’s programme is designed to fit around your working life with classes running during evenings and weekends. It will provide you with the skills, experience and confidence to become a tech industry entrepreneur.

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More about this course

Our Technology Entrepreneurship master’s programme will help you build skills and knowledge to develop and manage your own business in tech, as well as advance your understanding of entrepreneurship on a global scale. You’ll also learn how to use your entrepreneurial mindset in established technology organisations to drive positive change.

By the end of the course you will be adept at identifying new products and services, mapping out entrepreneurial opportunities in the tech world, developing and validating business concepts, pursuing funding, and taking products and services to market.

Our action-based and experiential method of teaching will enhance your skills, allowing you to experience genuine business challenges faced by technology enterprises, both in London and around the world. We will provide support for your technical development of your idea in the form of one-to-one sessions by specialists in the specific technology area, in modules such as Concept Validation and Investment Readiness. You will also be mentored and coached to further develop your ideas, as well as your personal and professional skills.

All of your modules will be taught in short but intensive five-week blocks during evenings and weekends.

Throughout the programme you will be immersed in London’s vibrant business community through our networks of entrepreneurs and investors. This is because the programme is delivered in its entirety at Accelerator, which lies at the heart of Tech City.


Assessment methods will emphasise not just knowledge but essential skills development too.

You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, group and individual presentations, and reports.

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2.2) or above (or equivalent)
  • a minimum of three years’ work experience, evidenced via an employer reference, and a draft tech business proposal/idea, evidenced at interview

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

*Semester one - three 20-credit modules

  • Ideation (20 credits)
  • Mapping the Opportunity (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurial Practice (20 credits)

*Semester two - three  20-credit modules

  • Concept Validation (20 credits)
  • Capitalising on Failure (20 credits)
  • Investment Readiness (20 credits)

*Semester three - one 60-credit module

  • Final Project or 12 Month Work Placement (20 credits)

*subject to validation

Where this course can take you

If you’re interested in developing and running your own business in the UK you can get support from Accelerator as a student and following your graduation. We can offer you a range of practical advice and resources, as well as opportunities to apply for funding.

On completion of the module Pathways to Revenue Generation, you can apply to the University for support to gain a business start-up visa and realise your venture in the UK.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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