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International: £15,000 for the course
- 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.
How you learn
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
- guest lectures
- industry visits
- integrated simulations
- real life projects
- applied case studies
- start-up workshops
- one-to-one appointments with business advisers
Course leaders and tutors
Research Fellow and lecturer at the Department of Management and Sheffield Business School.
Throughout, you apply your learning to your business idea. We are also an ENACTUS partner, which allows you to explore further social enterprise projects..
During the course you will attend a number of industry visits to successful entrepreneurial firms, social enterprises and business start-up support organisations.
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.
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
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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
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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Concept To Market||Credits: 60||
|Module: Entrepreneurial Mindset||Credits: 60||
|Module: Entrepreneurial Toolkit||Credits: 60||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,800 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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £15,000 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
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