Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENT) (N1589)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

In this module, you are introduced to entrepreneurship and provided with a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and relevant debates into contemporary entrepreneurial theory and practice.

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial action is examined from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective in a range of organisational contexts (i.e. start-ups, small business, corporate ventures and social enterprises) and domains (e.g. digital, creative, med-tech and life sciences fields).

The role of governments in developing entrepreneurial ecosystems that support economic, social and sustainable development and growth is also discussed. Overall, the module will expose you to a set of theories, methodologies and tools to start exploring entrepreneurship practices.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Open examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 114 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: