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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Marylebone Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

Whether empowering employees, giving back to the community or adopting a more sustainable business approach, the social enterprise culture is gathering pace. Endorsed by the internationally recognised Social Enterprise Mark CIC, our course will equip you with a practical toolset combining the theory, knowledge and skills to make a positive difference that goes beyond wealth generation.

Business is changing: the traditional focus on profit for shareholders is being replaced by a modern inclusive approach that achieves both income and impact and is driven by complementary business and social goals. .

Our dynamic industry-backed course is designed for aspiring or existing social entrepreneurs, people working within social enterprise or stakeholders such as those working within support organisations. You’ll gain a formal qualification studying alongside a range of people with differing experiences in various sectors, both here in the UK and abroad. This provides a unique opportunity to share and learn from each other, together with regular course input from established social enterprises and their advocates..

Drawing on theory and practice, you’ll explore the environment in which social enterprises operate, the strategic alliances they can build and the ways in which leadership and management competencies can be channeled to maximise social impact. To better prepare you for successful strategy planning and decision-making, you’ll develop essential skills in finance, leadership, people management and more. .

Careers

This course will help you develop your abilities as a social entrepreneur and take your enterprise to the next level, having gained new skills, connections and the ability to develop ideas through the social enterprise development project. For those working within the social enterprise sector you’ll have gained sector-specific skills such as measuring social impact or expertise in social finance.

You’ll graduate with a range of enterprising competencies, such as leadership and management, financial literacy, impact assessment, risk-taking, teamwork, perseverance and resilience. Placing you in a strong position to take on more senior or leadership roles, these skills will enable you to deliver high social value, build and maintain stakeholder support, secure investment, measure and communicate success.

You will be prepared for a wide range of employment roles in social enterprise, including establishing and developing your own enterprise. Future employers may include existing social enterprises, NGOs, social impact consultancy, charities or businesses. You may also wish to continue your academic journey by pursuing a doctorate degree.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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

University information

University of Westminster, London

  • University League Table

    111th

  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

With students coming from 170 nations around the globe, Westminster is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Courses at Westminster aim to prepare students for industry and ensure that work experience and placement opportunities are accessible to all.
Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships, including a fully-funded postgraduate award, supporting students from over 50 countries across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    128 59%

    49th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    100th

    1

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