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Year of Entry 2021/22


If you have entrepreneurial ambition and drive, this course will help you start and run your own business.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £10,190 for the course
International/EU: £16,070 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Learn how to set up and run your own business, whether a commercial or social enterprise.
  • Develop your entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities.
  • Create a solid business proposal based on your own customer research and assessment of financing your new venture.
  • Learn how to develop your own networks for your new business idea with support from a dedicated mentor and the academic team.
  • Gain support with your application for the Start-up Visa (international students)

Entrepreneurship is about creating new ideas, new products and services and entering new markets. At the end of this course you will be ready to implement your new business idea and take you to the next stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

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Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

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How you learn

Watch course leader Felicity Mendoza talk about this course.

First you develop your entrepreneurial capabilities, recognising your creative potential and resourcefulness in order to translate ideas into actions. Next you study key business concepts such as accessing finance, creating a marketing plan and undertaking customer research.

Finally, you undertake an applied research project focusing on your own business idea, helped by a Sheffield Hallam coach and a mentor from an external organisation.

You learn through

  • interactive workshops
  • masterclasses
  • guest lectures
  • industry visits
  • integrated simulations
  • real life projects
  • problem-solving
  • applied case studies
  • self-study
  • start-up workshops
  • one-to-one appointments with business advisers

Course leaders and tutors

Felicity Mendoza
Felicity Mendoza

Research Fellow and lecturer at the Department of Management and Sheffield Business School.

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout, you apply your learning to your business idea. We are also an ENACTUS partner, which allows you to explore further social enterprise projects.

Field trips

During the course you will attend a number of industry visits to successful entrepreneurial firms, social enterprises and business start-up support organisations.

Networking opportunities

Networking is fundamental to being a successful. You will have access to experts in our networks, your own adviser and mentor, and business support agencies in the region.

You will be allocated a dedicated workspace area in our on-campus business incubation lab - a great environment in which to network with other student and graduate entrepreneurs.

You will be given the opportunity to explore different potential financing networks including crowdfunding initiatives for your proposed new business venture, whether commercial or a social enterprise.

There are a host of networking events across Sheffield City Region for you to explore. We are also an ENACTUS partner and through this network you can explore further social enterprise opportunities.


Entering or being nominated for business competitions and awards is a great way to network, raise investment and promote your new business. We provide the support you need to make the most of these opportunities.

We host two annual awards: the Hallam Enterprise Awards and the Sheffield Universities Enterprise Award which we sponsor in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. We also work closely with regional partners in support of the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award and the Y-Accelerator business Award. As a Santander partner university, we also support the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career

  • running your own business venture
  • working in organisations with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture
  • International graduates who have a genuine and credible business idea have the opportunity to apply for the Start-up Visa to establish their business in the UK. Support is available on campus to help you through this process.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a dedicated workspace in our on-campus business incubation lab with hot desk provision
  • meeting rooms
  • presentation and workshop space
  • self-catering facilities

Entry requirements

All students

You need a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent.

Overseas applicants also need IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.

The ability to work as a team and have a passion for entrepreneurship is required. This will be assessed via a written personal statement and a phone conversation if appropriate. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and /or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Concept To Market Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Entrepreneurial Mindset Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Entrepreneurial Toolkit Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £10,190 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £16,070 for the course.

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This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2021

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email

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