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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education - MA/PGDip/PGCert

Run by the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) in association with NCEE, the MA Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education aims to equip UK educators with masteries of the key elements of facilitating, teaching and organising entrepreneurial learning.


The programme is focused on developing enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and leaders in schools, Higher and Further Education. As such the emphasis is on supporting an entrepreneurial mind set - enabling educators to develop young people to live, work, enjoy and be unafraid to create ventures in a world of greater uncertainty and complexity.

Its educational aims are to:
-Produce autonomous learners who have an understanding of how to enhance their performance as enterprise and entrepreneurship educators through the development of conceptual underpinning and the application of learning from experience, insight and research
-Promote critical analysis of contemporary entrepreneurial education theories and concepts required for effective enterprise and entrepreneurship teaching and learning
-Develop in learners the ability to blend theory and practice in complex situations, both systematically and creatively, to improve enterprise and entrepreneurship education
-Enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development in learners so they are able to work with self-direction and originality, contributing to the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship in education

Key aspects of the programme:
-Location – Each module starts with a three day residential study block at Coventry University and guest host institutions. This gives exposure to a range of teaching spaces and educational contexts
-Delivery methods – The course will use and explore a variety of teaching practices, facilitate access to externals experts, and provide opportunities to reflect on practice and skills building
-Structures to support students – This will include online learning platforms, peer mentoring, and tutor support for development pledges and dissertation supervision


There are three stages of the programme:
-Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.
-Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.
-MA Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.

Each stage must be passed before progressing onto the next.

Progression to the Masters level is dependent upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education and the Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education. It is possible to register for each stage separately, but if you do so, timetabling may result in some delay between stages.

Modules within the Postgraduate Certificate:
-Entrepreneurial Educational Challenges
-The Entrepreneurial Mindset
-Entrepreneurial Behaviours, Skills and Attributes

Modules within the Postgraduate Diploma:
-Opportunity Recognition and New Venture Development
-Designing Entrepreneurial Organisations
-Developing Entrepreneurship Education Strategies

After the Certificate and Diploma stages, students will complete a research dissertation to gain the MA EEE.


Enterprise and student entrepreneurship support is becoming increasingly important role in educational contexts. This programme will provide you with knowledge, practical skills, and an increased awareness of the policy context for enterprise and entrepreneurship education in a range of settings.


International experts will input into the programme where possible. There is also scope for students to set their own learning agendas through the pledges they make and these can include an international element.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Visit the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education - MA/PGDip/PGCert page on the Coventry University website for more details!




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