To thrive in a disrupted world you will need creativity as well as commercial acumen. Come to the multi-award-winning home of innovative, design-led, creative business education and transform your prospects.

If you have an innovative idea in your mind and are willing to face challenges, do not hesitate to take this programme. There are lots of people here who can understand your dreams and help you realise them.

Ruby Zhao (MSc in Innovation)

The innovation courses are a really exciting prospect for students to gain an education that is innovative, entrepreneurial and creative alongside their traditional specialist degree topic.

Molly Bishop, Enterprise and Innovation Consultant

Our one-year Masters is a masterclass in how to collaborate effectively, how to understand the process by which ideas have impact, and how to develop a real sense of which bright ideas are desirable, feasible, viable, and authentically right for you. This isn’t just business start-up, this is about making transformational ideas a reality.

Dave Jarman, Postgraduate Director

MSc Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The MSc Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship will teach you how to apply your existing undergraduate degree knowledge in real-world business challenges appropriate to joining innovative organisations. 

We welcome students from any discipline who are thinking about building a career in innovation.

  • Get practical experience solving real business problems 
  • Learn and use professional tools and methods for creating innovative value 
  • Be credible proposing innovative ideas inside a company 

Apply now

MSc Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The MSc Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship will teach you how to apply your existing undergraduate degree knowledge whilst developing your design skills and commercial understanding. 

We welcome students from any technology, engineering, or science background who are thinking about building a career or start-up in technology innovation. 

  • Get practical experience bringing technology solutions to commercial reality 
  • Learn how to engage users, customers, and investors with your ideas in a compelling way 
  • Develop commercial knowledge and user-experience research skills 

Apply now

MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship will teach you how to apply your passion to change the world through real-world business challenges

We welcome students from any discipline who are thinking about building a social-purpose career or start-up. 

  • Get practical experience solving social problems 
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to act on your ambitions 
  • Learn how to make change happen professionally 

Apply now

MA Creative Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The MA Creative Innovation and Entrepreneurship will teach you how to apply your existing creative practice in real-world business challenges. 

We welcome students from any discipline who are thinking about building a career or start-up in the creative industries.

  • Get practical experience applying your creative skills to business problems 
  • Develop commercial knowledge to enhance your creative practice professionally 
  • Build a creative career 

Apply now

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship will teach you how to apply your existing undergraduate degree knowledge in real-world business challenges appropriate to both starting and joining innovative organisations

We welcome students from any discipline who are thinking about building a career in innovation or seeking to start-up.

  • Get practical experience solving real business problems
  • Learn and use professional tools and methods for starting an entrepreneurial venture
  • Be credible proposing innovative ideas

Your study

These courses will develop the high-level skills and critical competencies needed for successful innovation and entrepreneurship, through a largely practice-orientated educational approach based on collaborative teamwork across disciplines and cultures. 

The five degree programmes are all delivered through applied units focusing on practical innovation, entrepreneurial skills, design thinking and systems thinking processes, and developing your ability to rapidly prototype and test ideas. They will help you: 

  • Gain practical skills and experience in making your ambitions happen
  • Start-up your career and ideas in a professional supported environment
  • Complete applied innovative projects in collaborative teams
  • Learn human-centered techniques for designing and developing ideas of real value
  • Apply your existing subject-specific knowledge to real-world challenges 
  • Launch a business, understand how innovation happens or carve out a career path

The academic work you’ll undertake will be 100% coursework with no exams. Assessments are often collaborative and include both practical reports and presentations and reflective analysis of your process and performance. The final project is a launch-pad; where you will create an innovative venture, put together a detailed plan and work out how take it forward and raise investment. 

Why study with us?

  • This is creative, cultural, interdisciplinary, design-led course for enabling people and ideas.
  • Our staff are a mix of industry professionals, serial entrepreneurs, award-winning educators, and cutting-edge researchers; there are no exams – but there are lots of projects. ​
  • Our learning environment is purpose-built for teamwork, and you can expect to be networked and connected with our rich ecosystem of expertise and advice. ​
  • We give you the tools and the space to discover how you want to be innovative for the rest of your life, help you find or refine an idea, and then we help you launch your plans.
Innovation Scholarships

Apply now for a Think Big About Innovation Scholarship, providing leadership training and £5000 contribution towards fees.

Why Bristol

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship   

  • Winners of the 'Entrepreneurship Catalyst Award–for exceptional entrepreneurship education' (EEUK, 2021)
  • Awarded the ‘Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence’ (Advance HE, 2019)
  • Winners of the ‘Higher Education Team’ category in the UK (National Enterprise Education Awards, 2018).

University of Bristol

  • Top 10 UK university and 62nd in the world (QS Rankings 2022)
  • Top 10 most targeted universities by top UK employers (High Fliers 2021)
  • Top 5 UK university for research (THE analysis of REF 2014)

City of Bristol

  • Home to ‘the world's best university-run start-up incubator’ three years running (UBI Global Index 2017,2018, 2019).
  • The best place to live in the UK’ (Sunday Times 2017)
  • The 2nd best start-up economy outside London’ (Start-up Cities Index 2017)

Student Experiences

I really enjoy living here and I know why people rate Bristol as the most friendly and the best place to live in.

Shih-Han

Exciting, engaging, unique, and creative!

Felix

I love the fact that the programme was so hands-on... it was intense, it was unforgettable, and it was quite amazing.

Carla
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