Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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12 months

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About Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at 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


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:

  • regional, national and international thought leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professions

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

View some of the Business School facilities.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, or a postgraduate/higher degree.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

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

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)    
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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