Innovation and EntrepreneurshipFind a programme
|Run by||Faculty of Arts|
Four years full-time (including writing-up year);
seven years part-time (including writing-up year)
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
This research degree is also available via distance learning.
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship comprises a group of academic staff with research interests in two related areas: design innovation and entrepreneurship, spanning both commercial and social sectors. This includes research wholly contained within one of these disciplines or bridging both subjects.
The centre has a reputation for a collaborative and participatory approach to teaching and research, ensuring impact for its stakeholders.
The profile of our team, most of whom are both practitioners and scholars, helps to ensure continual cross-fertilisation between academic and non-academic applied settings. We therefore welcome and encourage students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Students may join directly from university studies or be experienced professionals, for example established entrepreneurs or designers.
For more information visit the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Applicants usually hold, or are working towards, a master’s qualification (or international equivalent). Applicants without a master’s qualification, but with a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent), may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Applicants with a non-traditional academic background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s research is organised along two dimensions:
- Design Thinking
- Entrepreneurship (and intrapreneurship)
Graduates of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship move into a variety of roles in the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Current students are planning on entrepreneurial careers, such as developing new business start-ups or in large businesses as intrapreneurs. Research students may also choose to develop a career in academia.
Our core ethos is to make sure that the skills developed on all our courses are highly relevant to the world outside higher education.
January 2020 start: 1 December 2019
September 2020 start: 2 August 2020
January 2021 start: 2 December 2020
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REF 2014 results
- Business and Management Studies:
- 24% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 54% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 22% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 0% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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