Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management BSc (Hons)

Why choose this course?

Do you aspire to start your own business? Do you see yourself working as an entrepreneur or an innovation manager? If so, this course is ideal.

You'll gain knowledge of business strategy, project management, start-up creation and growth, and finance and accounting. You'll also practise and implement innovative management, technological change, and entrepreneurship to gain first-hand experience of managing and leading entrepreneurial teams.

With the full support from the University, the course also enables you to launch a business. We're rated the top most successful UK higher education institution for graduate start-up companies (HE-BCI, survey 2020/21).

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time N212 2022 (Clearing)
2023
4 years full time including foundation year N213 2022 (Clearing)
2023
4 years full time including sandwich year N214 2022 (Clearing)
2023
Location Kingston Hill

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You'll gain insights into all aspects of business, as well as specific support from experts from industry and entrepreneurs.
  • Kingston Business School holds the Small Business Charter Award, highlighting its expertise in supporting small businesses and student entrepreneurship. The School has received a Business Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • The School provides training and support for small businesses across the country, linking you into a wide network of people who can support you.

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What you will study

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

In your first year you will become familiar with a wide range of entrepreneurship related concepts. You will be introduced to the concept of innovation management and how this is different from standard strategic management theories and practices. You'll gain an understanding of the main concepts and management tools for innovation activities within organisations - from small to large.

Core modules

Managing Marketing Information

30 credits

This module is about managing marketing information. This not only requires various mathematical techniques such as statistical measures, but also is highly dependent on information technology (IT) for the gathering, summarising and communicating of this information. The module introduces students to modelling data in spreadsheets, analysing and querying such data and presenting it in a variety of methods including graphically, textually and online. This module is designed to support students' other marketing studies and culminates in a piece of synoptic assessment across this module and Marketing Principles. It is delivered using a problem-centric approach in a computer laboratory, emphasising the application of mathematical techniques with the aid of IT, and the employability skills associated with this.

Innovation Management

30 credits

Organisations with a strong, consistent and successful focus on managing innovation outperform their competitors in terms of growth and financial performance. Innovation management requires special knowledge and skills, which are different to standard strategic management theories and practices. This module introduces you to the main concepts and management tools for innovation activities within organisations - from small to large. The module develops a deep understanding of the role and relevance of innovation within all kinds of organisations and you are asked to identify critical issues, skills and knowledge needed to implement innovation activities or projects.
The module will use a combination of learning and teaching strategies, such as case studies and practical examples of latest examples of innovations. Within this module you are required to carry out a practical innovation audit within an established organisation, actively engaged in innovation.

Business Design Thinking I

30 credits

This module aims to give students the knowledge and understanding of creative and business behaviours necessary for developing a product/service and establishing an innovative multidisciplinary business enterprise. Students will work in teams to set up a business. Business mentors will be available to coach the teams. The module will enable students to understand the importance of using local and international networks to acquire the critical resources needed to create new ventures.

Business Design Thinking is taught in three consecutive modules (Business Design Thinking I, II & III). In Business Design Thinking I, students generate new business ideas through opportunity identification and problem framing. In Business Design Thinking II, students progress to concept development and test the portfolio of ideas generated during their first year of their studies. Finally, in Business Design Thinking III, students progress into the implementation of their selected and tested idea(s).

In Business Design Thinking I, students learn to identify problems, customer needs and business opportunities through the use of creativity and new ideas generation techniques such as brainstorming, scenario building, attribute listing, mind mapping and role playing. Students also exposed to various case studies of successful cases of structured ideation within a corporate environment.

 

Enterprise Finance and Accounting Principles

30 credits

This module focuses on the specific accounting and financial management issues that affect entrepreneurial and smaller enterprises. There are special legal and accounting requirements for smaller businesses as well as unique financing opportunities which are considered. By using industry tools to track the financial health of an enterprise, students will develop the necessary skills to budget and forecast as well as to track profitability and monitor cash flow, expenses and income. Their ability to apply theories and methodologies of cash management will be assessed using a written exam and an assignment that will require them to apply practical tools and techniques to real business situations. Formative feedback on their performance will be given in tutorials and lab-based sessions

In your second year you will develop the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to respond to the challenges involved in managing technological developments. You'll take a look at technologies which underpin solutions to the problems encountered by startup companies such as issues related to website design, web development and mobile app development.

Core modules

Entrepreneurship and Strategic Growth

30 credits

The potential for growth is a defining feature of entrepreneurial SME's. This module is concerned with the issues and decisions that the entrepreneur must consider in successfully managing the growth and development of a new venture. The module is designed to cover four broad and interrelated issues: a) the process of business growth of SMEs, b) barriers to business growth of firms; c) internal strategies for the growth of firms, and d) external strategies for the growth of SMEs. The module will draw on the literature on entrepreneurship to provide the basis for a critical understanding of the concepts and strategies for entrepreneurial venture growth and development.

Contemporary Project Management

30 credits

The contemporary business environment is characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, which calls for a balanced and flexible way of managing project work. Hence awareness and confident application of various methodologies and approaches fitting specific project and organisational context are essential for project management specialists today. The module introduces several popular project and product delivery frameworks, such as classic, PRINCE2, Agile, and Scrum. The ultimate goal is to provide balanced coverage of popular methodologies and enable project management specialists to choose the one that best fits their project/organisational profile in every situation.

Business Design Thinking II

30 credits

This module aims to give students the knowledge and understanding of creative and business behaviours necessary for developing a product/service and establishing an innovative multidisciplinary business enterprise. Students will work in teams to set up a business. Business mentors will be available to coach the teams. The module will enable students to understand the importance of using local and international networks to acquire the critical resources needed to create new ventures.

This module builds on Business Design Thinking I, where students generate new business ideas through opportunity identification and problem framing. In Business Design Thinking II, students progress to concept development and test the portfolio of ideas generated during their first year of their studies. The module is delivered in the Kingston Business Incubator.

The Business Design Thinking II module focuses on the core processes of testing and prototyping and their critical role in the successful commercialisation of ideas. It provides students with the knowledge necessary for developing a product/service and establishing and effectively testing the viability of the product/service through lean start-up methodology. Through prototyping, testing and experiments, students select one idea from their Ideas Portfolio (generated in the Business Design Thinking I module) to progress to implementation in the final year of their studies. Methods of testing and prototyping include stimulation, 3D printing and prototype design in a virtual environment. Students will also conduct market analysis to complement their decision to select a particular idea.

 

Optional modules

Employee Relations

30 credits

The focus of this module is the relationship between employers and employees. We examine the nature of this relationship and the significance of its key features for the relative power and position of the two main parties. We consider how the employment relationship is regulated and controlled and the resulting outcomes for employers and employees alike. In this regard, the role of trade unions, new employment relations actors such as Citizens Advice, and internal company human resource management systems are scrutinised and discussed. The impact of government legislation on employee relations outcomes and processes is also examined, as are other contextual influences such as the business environment, labour market and technological trends.

In addition to analysing general developments in employee relations, the module examines specific themes and aspects such as the management of discipline and dismissal and health and safety, and the employment experience of particular groups of workers (for example women and migrant workers).

International Business and Culture

30 credits

This module is a core requirement for students studying the HND in Business. It aims to introduce you to the international environment within which businesses operate and to provide you with appropriate conceptual models to enable you to apply the learning to understand and analyse real world international business decisions.

Marketing Communications and Advertising

30 credits

This module focuses on the creation of effective integrated marketing communications plans. You will learn about the different elements of the communications mix, such as advertising, public relations and digital marketing, and how they can work together to produce powerful campaigns. While underpinned by marketing communications theory, the module develops practical skills that would be particularly useful for those considering a career in marketing communications or advertising, such as writing communication briefs, presentations and producing communication plans. The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, case studies and guest speakers, and there is a strong emphasis on participation in the classroom. 

Professional Selling

15 credits

The module builds on your marketing knowledge by developing your understanding of the theory and application of Professional Selling & Sales Management. Effective selling adds to shareholder value and enhances the return on investment of marketing expenditure. You will understand how to recruit, motivate and manage salespeople as the key professional selling resource, including how to balance people with finance and other resources. The module also develops your understanding of the role that IT plays in informing sales strategy development and in the structured sales planning process. The module will be of particular benefit to those aiming to develop a career in this area across the business, professional and consumer contexts. The module will combine a mix of interactive instructor-led lectures and workshops, and student-led learning activities including case study discussions and presentations.

Financial Investments

15 credits

This module is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the field of investment. The main topics covered include: the UK stock market, stock valuation, investment strategies for equities, financial derivatives, portfolio diversification, optimal portfolio construction and financial risk management. Students will use the dedicated Bloomberg dealing room and software packages to access real-time financial data. Teaching consists of traditional lectures, and also lab sessions where hands-on practical exercises are provided. The module is assessed via the Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC) certificate and two coursework where students are required to construct and manage financial solutions for a specific period.

Developing Web Applicants for Business

15 credits

This module introduces the principles of Information Architecture (IA), equipping students with the knowledge, skills and technologies required to design a typical information architecture solution that works using web technologies. Students will gain experience in designing and implementing prototype solution using server-side scripting languages and database servers. The sessions will be interactive and include a mix of teacher-led learning, problem-solving, and student-led learning.

Data Analytics for Business

15 credits

The aim of this module is to give students a foundation in the uses of data analytics for business. It aims at a critical understanding of issues regarding the collection of data and the correct application of statistical techniques in a business context. The module introduces students to analytical tools and including inferential data analysis to support business decision-making. The module builds upon the skills gained during the first year and develops students' abilities for problem articulation, analysis, and evaluation. Students will develop and extend their technical skills to reflect those required in the workplace and will also develop an appreciation of the quality of data, the meaning of findings and the limitations of model building. This will enable students to make decisions on a more informed basis. Teaching will be via a mixture of lectures and tutorials based around lab sessions and make use of online software, materials and assessment.

Rapid App Development for Business

15 credits

This module introduces the principles of rapid app development, equipping students with the knowledge, skills and technologies required to quickly develop a typical information architecture solution that works using low or no code technologies. Students will gain experience in designing and implementing prototype solution using one of the most popular no-code environments, Mendix. The sessions will be interactive and include a mix of teacher-led learning, problem-solving, and student-led learning.

Business Decision Modelling

15 credits

This module is designed to equip students with an advanced set of analytical data modelling tools, including optimisation, prediction and simulation, to effectively manage and support business decision-making. The module extends students' skill sets developed in the first year to include problem analysis, model building, application, and evaluation, to reflect the technical skills required in the workplace. Teaching will be via a mixture of lectures and tutorials based around lab sessions and make use of online software, materials and assessment.

In your final year you will implement your tested idea(s) by launching your own business and learn how to finance your ventures. You will develop an understanding of how venture capital funds, business angels and crowdfunding platforms work; how firms become investment ready, raise external finance and how they finally exit. You will understand the importance of using local and international networks to acquire the critical resources needed to create your new venture(s).

Core modules

Entrepreneurial Marketing

30 credits

Undertaking the practice of marketing in an entrepreneurial setting is profoundly different to marketing in established companies. Extremely fast pace of change, lack of resources and people, undeveloped markets and product development problems are just some of the challenges entrepreneurs face. This module will prepare students for developing and implementing successful innovative marketing strategies for their ventures.

The module will introduce students to core marketing concepts such as segmentation, targeting and positioning, which are as important to new ventures as they are to established companies. The principles of effective operational marketing will also be covered - pricing, distribution and marketing communications. Students will critically evaluate the role that brands play in delivering value to customers and competitive advantage to firms. The role and importance of sales is also closely examined. New tactics like growth hacking are revolutionizing how digital start-ups approach growth challenges. Therefore, a special emphasis will be on how digital technologies enable entrepreneurial marketing for new ventures.

 

Fundraising and Pitching

30 credits

Venture capital and Business Angel finance has been the driving force behind some of the most vibrant sectors of the economy. Companies famous for receiving venture capital or business angel funding early in their development include Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. US and Western Europe no longer dominate the industry and emerging countries such as China, India and Russia are fast catching up. Recently, the explosion of Crowdfunding platforms has signalled a new era for the innovation finance industry. This module analyses all stages of the funding ladder for innovative companies, from Crowdfunding, Business Angels, Venture Capital, and Private Equity to IPO or M&A. It examines the main forms of innovation finance and the investment process; how private equity and venture capital funds, business angels and crowdfunding platforms work; how firms become investment ready, raise external finance and how to they finally exit. Students also learn about wider framework conditions that have a bearing on business innovation, including availability of finance for innovation, public policies and agencies promoting innovation.

Business Design Thinking III

30 credits

This module aims to give students the knowledge and understanding of creative and business behaviours necessary for developing a product/service and establishing an innovative multidisciplinary business enterprise. Students will work in teams to set up a business. Business mentors will be available to coach the teams. The module will enable students to understand the importance of using local and international networks to acquire the critical resources needed to create new ventures.

Business Design Thinking is taught in three consecutive modules (Business Design Thinking I, II & III). In Business Design Thinking I, students generate new business ideas through opportunity identification and problem framing. In Business Design Thinking II, students' progress to concept development and test the portfolio of ideas generated during their first year of their studies. Finally, in Business Design Thinking III, students' progress into the implementation of their selected and tested idea(s). All the occurrences of this module are delivered in the Kingston Business Incubator.

In Business Design Thinking III students will establish their own companies as individual founders or as part of a founding team. Business mentors will be available to coach the teams.

 

Optional modules

Psychology for Business and Management

30 credits

Psychology is a diverse scientific discipline comprising several major branches of research which study the mind and behaviour from different angles. Among these major branches of research, some produce knowledge which are highly relevant for business and management. The application of psychology to business and management issues occurs in several subareas of applied psychology, such as business psychology and, more recently, behavioural science.

Organisational Learning and Development

30 credits

This capstone module addresses the need for learning and development (L&D) to be a strategic business function in order to enhance both individual performance and organisational success. Drawing upon knowledge acquired from a range of other modules (eg. Introduction to HRM, Organisational Behaviour; Strategic HRM and Strategic Management) students will learn how to provide development opportunities that have been carefully analysed, designed, delivered and evaluated, supported by an understanding of learning theory. The module will also enable students to contribute to the development of coaching and mentoring activities within organisations. 

Data-Driven Decision Making

30 credits

This module is designed to equip students with an advanced set of analytical and technical tools, including inferential data analysis, optimisation, prediction and simulation, to effectively manage and support business decision-making. The module builds upon the skills gained during the first year and develops students' abilities for problem analysis, model building, application, and evaluation. Students will develop and extend their technical skills to reflect those required in the workplace. Teaching will be via a mixture of lectures and tutorials based around lab sessions and make use of online software, materials and assessment

Professional Selling

15 credits

The module builds on your marketing knowledge by developing your understanding of the theory and application of Professional Selling & Sales Management. Effective selling adds to shareholder value and enhances the return on investment of marketing expenditure. You will understand how to recruit, motivate and manage salespeople as the key professional selling resource, including how to balance people with finance and other resources. The module also develops your understanding of the role that IT plays in informing sales strategy development and in the structured sales planning process. The module will be of particular benefit to those aiming to develop a career in this area across the business, professional and consumer contexts. The module will combine a mix of interactive instructor-led lectures and workshops, and student-led learning activities including case study discussions and presentations.

Financial Investments

15 credits

This module is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the field of investment. The main topics covered include: the UK stock market, stock valuation, investment strategies for equities, financial derivatives, portfolio diversification, optimal portfolio construction and financial risk management. Students will use the dedicated Bloomberg dealing room and software packages to access real-time financial data. Teaching consists of traditional lectures, and also lab sessions where hands-on practical exercises are provided. The module is assessed via the Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC) certificate and two coursework where students are required to construct and manage financial solutions for a specific period.

Developing Web Applicants for Business

15 credits

This module introduces the principles of Information Architecture (IA), equipping students with the knowledge, skills and technologies required to design a typical information architecture solution that works using web technologies. Students will gain experience in designing and implementing prototype solution using server-side scripting languages and database servers. The sessions will be interactive and include a mix of teacher-led learning, problem-solving, and student-led learning.

Data Analytics for Business

15 credits

The aim of this module is to give students a foundation in the uses of data analytics for business. It aims at a critical understanding of issues regarding the collection of data and the correct application of statistical techniques in a business context. The module introduces students to analytical tools and including inferential data analysis to support business decision-making. The module builds upon the skills gained during the first year and develops students' abilities for problem articulation, analysis, and evaluation. Students will develop and extend their technical skills to reflect those required in the workplace and will also develop an appreciation of the quality of data, the meaning of findings and the limitations of model building. This will enable students to make decisions on a more informed basis. Teaching will be via a mixture of lectures and tutorials based around lab sessions and make use of online software, materials and assessment.

Business Decision Modelling

15 credits

This module is designed to equip students with an advanced set of analytical data modelling tools, including optimisation, prediction and simulation, to effectively manage and support business decision-making. The module extends students' skill sets developed in the first year to include problem analysis, model building, application, and evaluation, to reflect the technical skills required in the workplace. Teaching will be via a mixture of lectures and tutorials based around lab sessions and make use of online software, materials and assessment.

Rapid App Development for Business

15 credits

This module introduces the principles of rapid app development, equipping students with the knowledge, skills and technologies required to quickly develop a typical information architecture solution that works using low or no code technologies. Students will gain experience in designing and implementing prototype solution using one of the most popular no-code environments, Mendix. The sessions will be interactive and include a mix of teacher-led learning, problem-solving, and student-led learning.

Please note

Optional modules only run if there is enough demand. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an optional module, that module will not be offered for this course.

Foundation year - Business

If you would like to study this business degree at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc (Hons) course, you may want to consider studying this course with a foundation year.

Kingston Business School Accreditations

Kingston Business School holds the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in recognition of the excellence of its business education. This accreditation has been earned by just 5% of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business degree offering.

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Entry requirements

If you would like to join us through Clearing 2022, please call our Clearing hotline on 0800 0483 334 (or +44 020 8328 1149 if you are calling from outside the UK) and speak to our friendly and knowledgeable hotliners who will be able to provide information on available courses and will guide you through your options.

Please note the entry requirements listed below are for 2023 entry only.

Typical offer 2023

  • 112-128 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications); Degree with foundation year 48
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.

Typical offer 2022

  • 112-128 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications); Degree with foundation year 48
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*-C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).

Additional requirements

Entry on to this course does not require an interview, entrance test, audition or portfolio

International

  • We welcome applications from International Applicants. Please view our standard entry requirements from your country
  • All non-UK applicants must meet our English Language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5

Country-specific information

You will find more information on country specific entry requirements in the International section of our website.

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Typical offer and UCAS points explained

Like most universities, we use the UCAS Tariff point system for our course entry requirements.

Find out more about UCAS Tariff points and see how A-level, AS level, BTEC Diploma and T-level qualifications translate to the points system.

Teaching and assessment

Timetabled learning and teaching on this course includes lectures, workshops in computer labs, small group tutorials and seminars.

Guided independent study (self-managed time)

When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking coursework assignments and preparing and giving presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and CANVAS, the online virtual learning platform.

Academic support

Our academic support team here at Kingston University provides help in a range of areas.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of academic staff who will provide academic guidance, support you throughout your time at Kingston and show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University. 

Your workload

Year 1

Year 2

Final year

Year 1
  • Scheduled learning and teaching: 264 hours
  • Guided independent study (self-managed time): 936 hours
Year 2
  • Scheduled learning and teaching: 260 hours
  • Guided independent study (self-managed time): 940 hours
Final year
  • Scheduled learning and teaching: 264 hours
  • Guided independent study (self-managed time): 936 hours

 

  • Year 1 - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity
  • Year 2 - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity
  • Final year - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity.

Contact hours may vary depending on your modules

How you will be assessed

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose:

Year 1

Year 2

Final year

Year 1
  • Coursework: 65%
  • Practical: 10%
  • Exam: 25%
Year 2
  • Coursework: 95%
  • Practical: 5%
  • Exam: 0%
Final year
  • Coursework: 77%
  • Practical: 13%
  • Exam: 10%

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback to you on your assessments within 20 working days.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled learning and teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 20 students and lecture sizes are normally 15-20. However this can vary by module and academic year.

Who teaches this course?

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on this course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Student academic mentors also provide support during certain tutorials / seminars, under the supervision of the module leader.

The following group of staff members are currently involved in the delivery of different elements of this course. This pool is subject to change at any time within the academic year.

Course fees and funding

2023/24 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2023/24 the fees for this course are:

 Fee category Amount
Home (UK students)

£9,250*
Foundation Year: TBA**

International

Year 1 (2023/24): £14,300 
Year 2 (2024/25): £14,700
Year 3 (2025/26): £15,100
Year 4 (2026/27): £15,500

For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table. The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.

* For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught International fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.

Eligible UK students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

** Foundation fees are awaiting the outcomes of the Government's 'Higher education policy statement and reform consultation'.

2022/23 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2022/23 the fees for this course are:

 Fee category Amount
Home (UK students)

Foundation year: £9,250
£9,250*

International

Foundation year: £13,900
Year 1 (2022/23): £13,900 
Year 2 (2023/24): £14,300
Year 3 (2024/25): £14,700

For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table. The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.

* For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught International fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.

Eligible UK students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

Note for EU students: UK withdrawal from the European Union

The Government has recently announced that new students from the European Union and Swiss Nationals starting their course after August 2021 will no longer be eligible for a student loan in England for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies for 2021/22 academic year. This decision only applies to new EU students starting in 2021/22. If you are an existing/continuing EU student, you will continue to be funded until you graduate or withdraw from your course.

Need to know more?

Our undergraduate fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.

Additional costs

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs that are not covered by tuition fees which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, access to shared IT equipment and other support services. Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

Where a course has additional expenses, we make every effort to highlight them. These may include optional field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering), security checks such as DBS, uniforms, specialist clothing or professional memberships.

Textbooks

Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. You may prefer to buy your own copy of key textbooks – this can cost between £50 and £250 per year.

Computer equipment

There are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available to loan. You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residences. Free WiFi is available on each of the campuses. You may wish to purchase your own computer, which can cost from £100 to £3,000 depending on your course requirements.

Photocopying and printing

In the majority of cases written coursework can be submitted online. There may be instances when you will be required to submit work in a printed format. Printing, binding and photocopying costs are not included in your tuition fees, this may cost up to £100 per year.

Travel

Travel costs are not included in your tuition fees but we do have a free intersite bus service which links the campuses, Surbiton train station, Kingston-upon-Thames train station, Norbiton train station and halls of residence.

Placement

If the placement year option is chosen, during this year travel costs will vary according to the location of the placement, and could be from £0 to £2000.

Field trips

There may be opportunities for optional day trips within London. The cost would be approximately £100 per year.

After you graduate

You'll graduate with key skills, ready to create a business or join entrepreneurial teams in large companies.

Key information set

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Course changes and regulations

The information on this page reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. To improve your student experience and the quality of your degree, we may review and change the material information of this course. Course changes explained.

Programme Specifications for the course are published ahead of each academic year.

Regulations governing this course can be found on our website.