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 (Test)
70%: Examination (Distance examination)

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 feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: