MSc Technology Ventures and Innovation Management

Duration Full time 1 year
  • Engineering
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September


MSc Technology Ventures and Innovation Management is our flagship programme designed to launch your management career working with new and innovative technology.

You will gain an understanding of the latest Industry 4.0 technologies and how these are changing the industrial environment.

Become practised in the methods, techniques and analytical tools used to apply technology innovations to create new organisations or to enhance business operations.

MSc Technology Ventures and Innovation Management is taught in partnership with the University of Exeter Business School, providing you with an exceptional learning experience and the chance to build an outstanding personal network to enhance your future career.

Why this course?

  • Understand and evaluate the innovation process and the role entrepreneurs play in creating it
  • Explore the most important concepts and methods of management science
  • Use analysis tools and technologies to solve problems and innovate
  • Develop the tools, skills and framework to successfully create and grow a new venture through the Entrepreneurship Business Startup module

Programme structure

If you are looking to launch a technology start-up, grow an existing business, use tech innovation to transform an existing organisation, or create a social enterprise, then this MSc programme is for you.

Taught in partnership with the University of Exeter Business School, this programme provides you with an exceptional learning experience, access to world-leading academics, and the chance to build an outstanding personal network to enhance your future career.

Through this programme you will learn and develop methods, techniques and analytical tools to apply technology innovations to create new organisations or to enhance business operations, along with a thorough understanding of the industry’s processes and practices.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

The way you learn at postgraduate level may be different from what you have experienced before. Exeter’s approach to engineering education emphasises collaborative Problem/Project Based Learning, contextualised teaching and a focus on skills development and practical application of knowledge. A blend of traditional and innovative teaching and learning approaches will be deployed. Exeter Digital Enterprise Systems laboratory will provide hands-on learning experiences with the latest technologies underpinning the 4th Industrial revolution.

Learning and teaching activities (in/out of class)

A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, tutorials, seminars, individual and group assignments, and laboratory sessions, electronically mediated work that is taught and assessed using a range of media such as video and VLE.

Assessment methods

Assessment techniques will include traditional examinations and assessed coursework, and the dissertation. These will be supplemented by smaller projects and formative assessment designed to give feedback. Assignments will take the form of case studies or reality based projects.


Our graduates are now working for major international organisations in a diverse range of sectors, or have successfully launched their own companies.

Engineers have a reputation as being articulate, numerate, problem solvers, who claim great job satisfaction. Typically, salaries are significantly higher for engineering graduates than the average for other graduates.

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and a strong employment record. Our graduates excel in specialist engineering fields and across a broad range of other sectors. We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for.

Dedicated careers support

All students, current and alumni, receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of the career planning cycle. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is the home of a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science. engineering, management or numerate discipline.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency

Overall score 176. No less than 169 in any section.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

A good degree (normally a 2:2) in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Fees and funding

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

UK/EU fees per year: £12,950 full-time

International fees per year: £25,950 full-time

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about any of our taught masters programmes, please contact us:

Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44(0)1392 724061

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