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Applied Entrepreneurship Module

Applied Entrepreneurship Module

Develop, launch and run your own business while earning academic credit

The Applied Entrepreneurship Module is a 20 credit module across the academic year for students interested in developing new business ideas or growing trading ventures.

The module gives you the chance to develop and run your business as part of your degree. You will be able to develop and apply knowledge of key business functions to your own venture. 


There are some compulsory activities early in the module, then later you'll choose from a range of sessions to suit your development needs.

Learning activities for the module will total at least 70 hours (including external activities such as conference/trade fairs) and the remaining time will be spent developing your business and assessment submissions.

You will be assigned a START UP Adviser who will help you to set goals and actions to make progress in both developing your business and enhancing your skills as an entrepreneur.


Assessment is through:

  • a short written or oral piece describing the value of your business
  • a trade fair presentation of your business
  • a 2000 word reflective essay summarising your personal and business development throughout the module

How to register

To register for the Applied Entrepreneurship module, you must have:

  • attended a one to one coaching session with a member of the START UP team
  • submitted a one page proposal on your business idea to provide evidence that it has been well researched and that it is substantive enough to be meaningfully developed over the academic year

Due to visa restrictions international undergraduate students need to attend a workshop on 'working within tier 4 visa restrictions'.

Find out more

For more information on the module and how to select it, please contact the module leader, Dr Charlotte Hope.