Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (722N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The module provides you with up-to-date and relevant insights into contemporary academic thinking on entrepreneurship and small business, emerging and cutting edge themes in entrepreneurship theory and practice. It draws on a wide range of perspectives and examples to cover core themes and topics in the area including:

  • enterprise policy or the role of government and other institutions in entrepreneurship and the creation and growth of new firms
  • the formation and growth of new ventures
  • working and managing in small businesses
  • entrepreneurial management in small firms
  • entrepreneurship in the private, public and third sector and contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and small business research.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Group submission (written))
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.