M.Sc. On Campus

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of Strathclyde

12 months
23650 GBP/year
14500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde is embedded in a department which is passionate about supporting students who are dedicated to social and environmental change.


The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship hosts the Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPIE) Research Cluster. SPIE's aim is to promote knowledge exchange and share new methodologies for socially progressive research and entrepreneurship, prompting trans-disciplinary research across real-world contexts.

Social innovation is concerned with ideas that address unmet social needs. Socially innovative ideas include restorative justice, hospices, kindergartens, distance learning and traffic calming, amongst others. These ideas are usually brought to fruition through an entrepreneurial process, which is concerned with turning innovations into viable and sustainable business models.

Never before has social innovation and entrepreneurship been so central to society: climate change, the threat of pandemics, increase in world population and poverty are only some of the mega-trends that require novel solutions and business models to implement them. This Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship course is offered by the University of Strathclyde.


  • You may find employment with large corporates who have socially progressive projects or divisions. (One example is EY foundation, which works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to create skills leading to employment).
  • Employment may be sought with support organisations, think-tanks and policy organisations working in the areas of social entrepreneurship of social innovation. (One example is Social Enterprise UK)
  • You may also take this programme because if you intend to start a social enterprise, or already have started a social enterprise but feel you would benefit from focused training.
  • This MSc will also be an asset to individuals already working or wishing to work for NGOs and public sectors organisations for social development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creativity and Venture Planning
  • Mindset Lab
  • Issues & Trends in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology
  • Data Lab
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Impact Strategy Lab
  • Global Innovation Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic requirements

  • Minimum second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent in any subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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