UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This unique MA programme is designed for students who intend to start and run innovative businesses where the way you do things is as important as what you do. It is based in a university but run by leading practitioners from the creative industries, ensuring you receive the highest-quality practice-based learning. Students learn all the necessary skills of Lean Startup together with some inventive tools and practises from the performing arts to implement their enterprise ideas and embark on their entrepreneurial journey. Students will learn to initiate a creative enterprise project; to apply creative arts practice approaches to enterprise and business activities; to think critically about the relationship between ethos and delivery when starting a business; to master the lean start-up skills needed to initiate, grow and establish a new enterprise; and to critically assess and reform enterprise activities.

Students learn creative practices and follow UCL School of Management's lean start-up model to provide them with the understanding, critical abilities and skill sets that will enable them to develop innovative, desirable and distinctive new products and start up the value-rich, ethos-driven companies that will take those products to market and thrive in the contemporary world. The MA is aimed at students who want to startup innovative values led enterprises in one of the nine creative sectors recognised by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; these include advertising, architecture, IT, and the visual arts.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,420 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,420 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £26,110 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,350 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,350 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,340 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant experience will also be considered when assessing candidates.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100