Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 16500 per year

All study options

About Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University


This course meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.It explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations. This includes the fundamentals of enterprise development and entrepreneurship.

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.

The course is for those who intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles. 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. Through 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
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attributes 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:

  • carry out strategic roles within the public and private sectors 
  • lead these organisations through innovative change
  • show skills in strategy, creative, and critical-thinking
  • plan and put in place research projects to a professional standard
  • deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills

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

  • the Culture 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.

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

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

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of the academic staff who teach on the course:

  • Mr Paul Richter
  • Dr Fiona Whitehurst
  • Dr Susan Addison
  • Dr Neil Alderman
  • Dr Hanna Bahemia
  • Mr Leigh Sear
  • Dr Lucy Lu


This course is modular, comprising:

  • 180 credits of compulsory modules
  • full time over 12 months



Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high quality teaching environment
  • innovative programming
  • active engagement with industry


    Compulsory modules

    • NBS8007 Understanding Organisations
    • NBS8033 Business Enterprise for Postgraduate Students
    • NBS8035 Understanding and Managing Creativity
    • NBS8039 The ICE Dissertation
    • NBS8062 Research Methods (ICE/ABC/E-Business)
    • NBS8134 Business Enterprise Policy
    • NBS8139 Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration
    • NBS8213 Managing Design and Product Development
    • NBS8214 Technology Change and Innovation Management
    • NBS8320 Open Innovation and Business Clusters

    Modules might change for your year of entry.

      How to Apply

      Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

      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 GBP 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.

        Study options for this course

        • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
        • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 6000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16500 per year

        Notes about fees for this course

        Fees & Funding

        2017-2018 fees

        The fees displayed here are per course.



        Full time: GBP 6,000


        Full time: GBP 16,500

          Entry requirements for this course

          Contact Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University to find course entry requirements.

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