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Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship is a one-year programme which blends online and residential learning to prepare entrepreneurs for the challenges and opportunities of their entrepreneurial journey. It leads to a non-matriculated qualification awarded by the University of Cambridge.

For a matriculated qualification please see the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship.

The programme is best suited to experienced professionals with several years of work experience. Our students come from a variety of industries including science, technology, humanities and social sciences and our pathways options allow them to enhance their specific industry and domain knowledge.

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Peer-to-peer learning is a critical component of the Diploma in Entrepreneurship. You will interact with your fellow students frequently during online discussions and in workshops during residential weeks. Around two-thirds of previous students join us with a masters degree or higher qualification and a quarter have started their business before joining the programme.

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The Diploma in Entrepreneurship is a part-time programme designed around the requirements of a busy entrepreneur who wants to put an entrepreneurial vision into action during the year of study. You will gain the knowledge, skills and mindset required to start or grow your high-impact business. The emphasis is on learning-by-doing through the application of the acquired knowledge.

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We teach a rigorous academic curriculum interspersed with case studies and encourage students to partake in discussions. Subject matter experts and practitioners engage in the discussion of key concepts, theories, frameworks and emerging ideas for creating, developing, and enabling entrepreneurship in the private, public and social sectors in the UK and internationally.

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