Newcastle University Business School

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc

Full time: 12 months


Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.

The course explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in organisations. 

Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals. Our course looks to produce graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors. You will learn how to lead these organisations through innovative change.

If you intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles, then this course is for you. These include:

  • innovation consultancy
  • product development
  • management
  • business support

It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business. 

The course benefits from strong links with university organisations that support entrepreneurial activity:

  • the Open Lab researches human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and digital creative practice
  • the Careers Service supports entrepreneurial activity among the student body

The course also has good connections with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. This provides you with a setting to start a business and engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

What you'll learn

Throughout the course you will:

  • identify the fundamental features of enterprise development and entrepreneurship
  • identify the leadership requirements for developing new enterprises and leading organisational transformations
  • understand and analyse strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to adopt strategic responsibilities in private and public sector organisations
  • acquire the knowledge and skills required for leading organisational transformation through innovation
  • develop an appreciation of developments in intellectual property rights and their management within a strategic framework

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • obtain strategic roles within the public and private sectors 
  • lead organisations through innovative change
  • demonstrate skills in strategy, creative, and critical-thinking
  • plan and implement research projects to a professional standard
  • deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills

Career focus

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, within established firms and start-up enterprises, including:

  • Innovation Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Project Manager

Practitioner and research led teaching

The quality of the teaching staff on this course guarantees that theoretical trends and debates will be current. It also ensures that each subject has practical value

Several of our academic staff have experience as successful entrepreneurs, consultants or top level managers, and are top researchers:

A number of the course team members are involved in a major UK Research Council-funded research project - Creative Fuse North East - involving five of the region's universities. The project is focused on understanding and supporting the region's creative, digital and IT companies.

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Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.



Full time: £7,200


Full time: £7,200


Full time: £16,800

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

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English Language Requirements

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If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

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Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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