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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 run over semester 1 and semester 2. It is available for students from any degree discipline who are 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. In Semester 1, you will test your assumptions and complete detailed research into your market and target audience. In Semester 2, you will develop and apply knowledge of key business functions to your own venture. This will include a consideration of costing, marketing, intellectual property and sales to ensure you have a sustainable business model.

The module offers a low risk environment for you to trial your ideas whilst you are still a student. You should build a stronger understanding of whether you would like to pursue entrepreneurship after university, or whether you would like to apply this learning to a different career. You will develop a wide range of personal attributes which can be applied to venture creation or employment.


The module teaching style includes a wide variety of methods and you will engage with various activities, including:

  • 121 needs based coaching
  • core lecture content
  • practical activities to strengthen learning
  • drop-in surgeries
  • peer learning through cohort discussion
  • individual learning activities based on your personal and business goals

You will be assigned an Enterprise Adviser who will support you with your personal development and academic progression and a START UP Adviser who will help you with your business progress.


There are two assessments for this module, one in each semester:

  1. Individual Report: This 2000 word report requires you to outline your idea with supporting market research. You will also demonstrate your USPs and competitor analysis. You will provide an action plan for Semester 2.
  2. Individual Pitch: This 15 minute pitch requires you to outline your fully formed business model and respond to 10 minutes of Q and A.

How to register

*This module has now reached capacity for the 2020/21 year. Please speak to your DPD in the first instance about your module choices.*

To register for the Applied Entrepreneurship module, you must:

  • have permission from your degree programme director if the module is not already on your module selection list
  • be in your final year of an undergraduate degree
  • submit a one page proposal on your business idea to provide evidence that it is substantive enough to be meaningfully developed over the academic year
  • have a meeting with the Enterprise Adviser leading the module to discuss your proposal

To complete these steps if you are interested in NCL3100, please email Amelia Reeves

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, Amelia Reeves.