We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
Individual employers will set the entry criteria for their apprenticeships: this may involve previous management experience, having undertaken an apprenticeship at a lower level or academic qualifications.
Applicants must also hold English and mathematics qualifications at a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent.
Months of entry
The MSc Management Practice is a new programme suitable for experienced managers and leaders in all sizes of organisation in the private, public and third sectors. It is designed to align closely with the student's everyday work experience and to underpin working practice with a solid understanding of management theory.
The programme meets the requirements of the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard, designed to develop future strategic leaders. Following successful completion of the programme, you will gain a Master's degree in Management Practice and in addition, you will be assessed for Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) status, or membership or fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), depending on your experience.
The programme will help you to advance your professional career by developing a theoretical understanding of higher-level management skills which can be applied to everyday work as a leader or manager. It is for those already in full-time employment (30 hours a week minimum), and fees are covered by the employer’s apprenticeship levy.
Information for international students
Applicants for whom English is a second language will normally be required to hold an IELTS score, achieved within the last two years, of 6.5 with 6 in each subtest. Other English Language proficiency tests may also be accepted.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
Meets the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard and offers professional recognition from the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Course contact details
- Student Advice Service
- +44(0) 20 3907 0700