United Kingdom, Leeds

Entrepreneurship and Society: Ideas, Opportunities and Value Creation

when 22 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1770

Are you interested in how ideas are developed and how creativity operates? Could you be the enterprising person that tackles social or environmental issues? This module covers key concepts in entrepreneurship, such as creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Through researching both enterprising people and their businesses, you will see how creativity, innovation and persistence can get the job done. By exploring real enterprise you will understand how entrepreneurs develop ideas and find enterprising win – win solutions to problems. You will also develop insights into your own creative and innovative approaches to issues and reflect on how you can use these ideas in an effective way. In the first week of the module, you will spend time understanding the experiences and motivations of others, through case studies and guest speakers. The second week is focused on you understanding and developing these skills for yourself.This module includes company visits to entrepreneurs and their Yorkshire-based businesses.

The University of Leeds Enterprise Centre is the focal point for enterprise education and research on the campus and part of Enterprise at Leeds, which in 2014 was awarded the prestigious gold standard Small Business Charter Award for its role in helping kick-start British enterprise.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (30 June - 29 July 2018) and comprises two modules, each lasting two weeks. As well as this module you must take another module in order to attend LISS for the full four weeks.

Course leader

Dr Emilee Simmons

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

Through this module, students will develop an understanding of enterprise and the skills, attributes and abilities of enterprising people, as well as themselves. They should also have an understanding of the drivers of social entrepreneurs and how enterprise can be used as a vehicle to bring about social change.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1770: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.


Santander scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.