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Diploma Technology Entrepreneurship

 Course Level
Certificate / Diploma
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
24400 USD
National
11090 USD
EU
11090 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
EU 75 USD
Department
Engineering Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

Students select and follow four specialist pathways, aimed at giving them domain-specific knowledge, networks and skills.

Fintech Entrepreneurship: for students with a background in the financial services industry who intend to develop a fintech startup.

Health Care Entrepreneurship: for students who intend to develop a health care based startup in a university that boasts one of the world’s leading medical schools and Faculties of Life Sciences, Brain Sciences and Population Health Sciences.

Retail and Consumer Entrepreneurship: for students who intend to develop consumer services and products in fashion, design, video gaming, food, retail, advertising, media, education, publishing, music, and creative industries.

Technology Entrepreneurship: for students who intend to develop high impact services and products which take advantage of emerging technologies or emerging business models enabled by technology (such as platforms).

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, part-time two years) is offered to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time three months, part-time nine months) is offered to students who are unable to complete the standard 180 credits.

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry Requirement

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with alternative qualifications may be considered and should seek advice from the department prior to making an application.

Together with essential academic requirements, applicants must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or career and must have undertaken entrepreneurial activities, not simply aspire to entrepreneurship.



Emphasis is placed on applicants’ ability to begin developing their startup immediately. Therefore work experience is highly valued, and applicants with between two and 25 years’ work experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Building High Impact Ventures
  • Customer Development and Lean Startup
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing and Analysis
  • Prototyping
  • Strategic Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Options
Students choose one of the following modules:

  • Fintech Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care Entrepreneurship
  • Retail and Consumer Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Students choose one of the following modules:
  • Managing the Growing Firm
  • New Venture Development

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project working with a real world mentor from the London startup community and a supervisor from the UCL Entrepreneurship teaching team that includes a high-quality business or new venture plan as part of their 10,000-word dissertation.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion. Students are given the opportunity to attend weekly lectures from leading global entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Assessment is through presentations, course work, long-essay, class participation, open-book and unseen examination, and the dissertation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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