Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Run by Faculty of Arts
Awards available PhD
Programme length Three years full-time (plus writing-up year);
Six years part-time (plus writing-up year)
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date January 2021
September 2021
January 2022

This research degree is also available via distance learning.

Programme overview

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 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£4,475
UK: part-time
£2,238
Overseas (including EU): full-time
£18,900
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£9,475

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.

Alumni scholarship

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 2021/22

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2021.

For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Entry requirements

A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).

Applicants with a non-traditional 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:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s research is organised along two dimensions:

  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurship (and intrapreneurship)

Careers

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.

Staff profiles

Design Thinking

Dr Malé Luján Escalante BA (Hons) MA PhD (Lancaster) FHEA, (Lecturer), Design Research; Ethics of Technology; Feminist Science and Technology Studies (FSTS)

Dr Don Parker BA (Hons) MPhil PhD (South Wales) FHEA, (Lecturer), Advertising; Consumer Behaviour; Design

Dr Keir Williams BA (Hons) MA MSc PhD (Queen Mary) FHEA, (Lecturer), Media and Arts Technologies; Participatory Design; Special Educational Needs (Education and Technology)

Entrepreneurship

Dr Gerasimos Balis BBA MSc MRes PhD (Lancaster), (Lecturer), Design Thinking; Enterprise Education; Service Design

Dr Tom Ellson BSc(Hons) PhD (Cranfield) FCMI CMath FIMA, (Research Director), Entrepreneurial Behaviours; Mergers and Acquisitions; Strategy

Mr Mark Neild BSc MBA FloEE FinstLM CMgr FCMI, (Lecturer), Entrepreneurship Education; Innovation Leadership and Culture; Social Justice

How to apply
Application deadline:

January 2021 start: 2 December 2020
September 2021 start: 2 August 2021
January 2022 start: 1 December 2021

Open days and visits

Register for our virtual open week.

Get in touch

Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Research Admissions Phone: +44 (0) 117 428 2296 Email: artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

Faculty of Arts
University of Bristol
7 Woodland Road
Bristol
BS8 1TB
School website: Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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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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