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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Learn how to set up and run your own design-based commercial or social enterprise.
  • Develop your entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities.
  • Create a solid business proposal based on customer research and finance assessments.
  • Develop useful business networks with support from a dedicated mentor and the academic team.

If you want to succeed as a design entrepreneur, you need the critical, analytical and managerial skills to make independent decisions. On this course, you’ll learn how to be a self-reliant businessperson - starting your own enterprise with support from expert staff, and getting ready for the next steps in your career.

How you learn

Initially, the course is based around entrepreneurial capabilities. This helps you recognise your creative potential and resourcefulness, and translate ideas into actions.

You’ll also study business concepts such as accessing finance, creating a marketing plan and undertaking customer research.

Finally, you undertake an applied research project focusing on your own design-orientated business idea, alongside a Sheffield Hallam coach and a mentor from an external organisation.

You learn through

  • interactive workshops
  • masterclasses
  • guest lectures
  • industry visits
  • integrated simulations
  • real life projects
  • problem-solving
  • applied case studies
  • self-study
  • start-up workshops
  • one-to-one appointments with business advisers

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • running your own design-orientated business venture
  • working in organisations with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,070overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

    75th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    110 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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