Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship comprises a group of academic staff with research interests in two related areas: design innovation and entrepreneurship, spanning both commercial and social sectors. This includes research wholly contained within one of these disciplines or bridging both subjects.
The centre has a reputation for a collaborative and participatory approach to teaching and research, ensuring impact for its stakeholders.
The profile of our team, most of whom are both practitioners and scholars, helps to ensure continual collaboration between academic and non-academic applied settings. We, therefore, welcome and encourage students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Students may join directly from university studies or be experienced professionals, for example, established entrepreneurs or designers.
For more information visit the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
MPhil: this programme is a postgraduate research master's degree. Researchers conduct a significant research project on a topic related to Innovation and Entrepreneurship independently under supervision. It does not have a taught element at the moment although researchers can still benefit from the training offered centrally from the Bristol Doctoral College. MPhil researchers can apply to upgrade to a PhD after completion of the degree.
PhD: this programme allows researchers to conduct a longer research project under supervision that culminates in a thesis which makes a significant contribution to knowledge and defend it before a panel of experts in the field. Researchers receive training offered centrally from the Bristol Doctoral College.
The MPhil and PhD are also available via distance learning.
MPhil: An upper second-class degree or international equivalent. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.
PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £4,758 per year
- UK: part-time
- £2,379 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £20,700 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2024/25
The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2024.
For information on other funding opportunities, including University-funded studentships, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduates of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship have moved into a variety of roles in the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Current students are planning on entrepreneurial careers, such as developing new business startups or in large businesses as intrapreneurs. Research students may also choose to develop a career in academia.
Our core ethos is to make sure that the skills developed on all our courses are highly relevant to the world outside higher education.
Meet our supervisors
The following list shows potential supervisors for this programme. Visit their profiles for details of their research and expertise.
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's research is organised along two dimensions:
- Design Thinking
- Entrepreneurship (and intrapreneurship).