M.Sc. On Campus

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

London School of Economics and Political Science

12 months
33708 GBP/year
33084 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This unique Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme from London School of Economics and Political Science brings expertise from the latest insights in social innovation research with LSE’s tradition for academic excellence, alongside practical learnings from our network of socially-focused organisations worldwide, into the classroom.


You will learn to think beyond current trends and fashions in the young and rapidly-developing field of social innovation, and develop critical academic views informed by cutting-edge research in management, psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology.

Based on this, you will learn how to design, launch and scale-up successful entrepreneurial ventures with social goals. Core courses will develop your managerial skills, and grow your talent as a successful leader of teams and organisations. Real consulting and social innovation design projects will develop your professional experience and entrepreneurial skills, and give an opportunity to start your own social enterprise during your year at LSE.

Each student on the programme will have the opportunity to undertake an international field trip to conduct research with an NGO or company in a developing country, gaining first-hand experience of the diverse range of issues faced by different communities worldwide. Previous trips resulted in projects around sustainable home farming and child care in Cape Town, to removing cyanide from the water in the rural regions of Bangladesh. These in situ experiences are at the core of the degree and are guided by our expert partners who are deeply integrated into the fabric of the communities. Students will learn to critically analyse the root cause of social issues in their specific social, economic and political contexts, and to design effective solutions based on a clear understanding of the real problem.

You will graduate with lifelong critical skills and a platform for success in developing and leading socially-focused ventures.

Career development 

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme from London School of Economics and Political Science offers the opportunity to develop your career as a talented, insightful and entrepreneurial manager. 

The programme will provide the knowledge, skills and networks you need to take the next step in your career, whether this will be to launch or grow your own socially-focused entrepreneurial venture, drive forward your career in your current organisation, or find a route to transition into social innovation from another sector.

Graduates from the LSE Department of Management are highly sought-after in the job market, and go on to successful careers in a range of leading organisations worldwide. Many of our graduates have also launched successful start-up ventures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organisational Behaviour and Marketing for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Managerial Economics and Quantitative Measurement for Social Entrepreneurs*
  • Environmental Problems and Development Interventions
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Cities, People and Poverty in the South
  • Consumer Insights: Behavioural Fundamentals
  • Open Innovation
  • International Business Strategy and Emerging Markets
  • Handling Disruption: Humanitarian Emergencies Management and Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and International Labour
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Leadership in Organisations: Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33708 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33708 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33084 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33084 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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