Taught course

Management Practice

Birkbeck, University of London · Management

Entry requirements

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.

Birkbeck’s academic qualifications for this programme comprise: normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent or a professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

Applicants must also hold English and mathematics qualifications at a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Management Practice is a new leadership-focused programme suitable for experienced managers and leaders in all sizes of organisation in the private, public and third sectors.

The programme meets the requirements of the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard, designed to develop strategic leaders and potential leaders of the future. Following successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible for an 'End Point Assessment' in order to gain the apprenticeship award and Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) status, as well as membership or fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), depending on your management experience.

The programme will help you to advance your professional credentials by developing your 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

  • MSc
    part time
    24 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

Department of Management