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Entrepreneurship and International Development (MSc)

Course Description

Do you want to work for an international or local charity or NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), and help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with local or central government to create policies and environments that support and enhance entrepreneurship? By completing this programme, you will cultivate the necessary skills to shape and deliver sustainable entrepreneurship programs, and help a new generation of entrepreneurs transform lives and empower communities.

Key features

Allow your entrepreneurial skills to shine as you close the gap between ideas and innovation and identify viable market opportunities that have the potential to transform lives.

Develop the skills to help you access a variety of career paths such as consulting or working in an established development focused, local or global organisation, or starting and running your own social enterprise or development agency.

Learn with an internationally diverse and culturally rich group of talented and motivated students and professionals.

Engage with entrepreneurial activities and Entrepreneurs in Residence through the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre.

Course details

Core modules

-Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy

-Entrepreneurship in Developing and Emerging Economies

-Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship

-International Business Environment

-Knowledge Management and Decision Making

-Leadership and Management Essentials

-Project Management: Diversity in Entrepreneurship

Optional modules

-Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

-Finance for Start-ups and Growth: Resourcing the Strategy

-Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship


The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email .

Visit the Entrepreneurship and International Development (MSc) page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of entrepreneurship and international development.

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