Entry requirements

Application Deadlines There is high demand for places on these programmes. To maximise your chances of being offered one of these places, we recommend that you submit your application to the University as early as possible. In order to manage the volume of international applications received by the University to allow the University to ensure each application is properly reviewed, considered and processed, applications from candidates must be received as follows: Applications from individuals resident in Mainland China must be received by 31 January. Applications from any other individuals who would be required to hold a visa in order to study in the UK, must be received by 30 June. Applications from those individuals who fall outside of either category specified above, must be received by 31 August. Should you miss the deadlines specified above, then it may be possible for the University to add your application to a waiting list, which may be consulted in the event that following review and processing of all applications received prior to the deadlines, vacant places remain available on the programme. The University is under no obligation to make any offer of a place on the programme to any applicant, nor is the University obligated to fill all spaces available on the programme. Consideration of any application received by the University after expiry of the deadlines specified herein, shall be made at the sole discretion of the University. Masters in Management programmes are intended for graduates in any subject or discipline; no previous study in business or management is necessary. For example, in the past we have had graduates from a diverse range of degrees such as Music, Anthropology, Medicine and Geography. Business and Management undergraduate students may find some content overlaps with their first degree. What do I need first? The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree. How do I apply? You will need to complete an online application form. Please note you can only apply for one Masters Management programme. >>Fill out the online application form To support your online application form, you will need to provide the following documents. Two academic references using our standard form (Download the form - Word format) Official transcript of marks Copy of degree certificate (if available) Copy of English test results (if available). You can either upload your supporting documents with your online application or email or fax them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office using the contact details below. Application fee Once we receive your online application form, you’ll get an automatic email within 48 hours asking you to pay the £60 application fee* which is required to progress your application. You’ll need to follow the link in the email to the webpage where you can confirm your details and make the payment using a debit or credit card. This is a secure website operated by Secpay, which will send you an automatic receipt of payment. Once we receive confirmation that your application fee has been paid, we’ll be able to progress your application. If you do not pay the application fee your application will be automatically withdrawn. *Please note you will only be able to make a payment for one programme in each suite i.e. one MSc Finance programme, one MSc Management programme, one MSc Marketing programme, one Islamic Finance programme. College membership If you’re applying for a full-time programme you’ll need to become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. Here’s more information about how the college system works. Once you accept your programme offer, the College Postgraduate Office will get in touch with you to arrange accommodation. Please note that demand for college accommodation usually exceeds availability, so please try to arrange it as soon as possible. Admissions process Here are the steps in the admissions process: We will let you know when we’ve received your application. Once we’ve received all of your supporting documents, we will email you to let you know our decision. If the decision is to make you an offer of a place on the programme we will let you know by email. Please note we do not issue hard copy offer letters as these are not required to obtain a student visa. If you have requested university accommodation on your application form, the college will contact you direct. They will send you an accommodation application form, which you should complete and return direct to the college. You should confirm acceptance of your offer as soon as possible. In order to secure your place, you are required to pay a deposit within six weeks of the date of your original offer (check your offer documents for details of payment methods). International students requiring a student visa will receive a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance of Studies) via email once all offer conditions are met, acceptance and deposit have been received and you are within five months of the start date of your programme. Please Note: You must let us know your own personal email address when applying. Please do not use a university-linked email which may stop working once you complete your bachelor degree. Contact us For more information, contact ma.admin@durham.ac.uk Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LB, UK Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5439 Fax: +44 (0)191 334 5136 English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MSc Management is ranked top 6th in the UK by the Financial Times Masters in Management rankings 2015. It is designed to provide you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to succeed in business.

The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice- based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Our focused MSc in Management is designed to prepare you for becoming a successful manager. You will cover at an advanced level, the fundamental subjects needed to manage a business within a complex changing environment.

Core and elective modules

  • Business Economics and Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategy
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

You’ll then choose three elective modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but has typically included, Change Management, Project Management, New Venture Creation, Innovation and Technology Management, Buyer Behaviour and Marketing Communications, Consulting and Employee Relations.

Business Project or Dissertation

During term 3 you will complete a final project under the supervision of a faculty member, either in the UK or abroad through an international partner institution. Designed to develop your business insight and research skills, and help you to present your analysis and ideas in a rigorous, systematic and professional manner, it takes one of two forms:

  • business project (sourced by you or the School), you will apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired in terms 1 and 2 to address a real organisational problem, or
  • research project, you will apply advanced techniques to analyse a topic of your choice, relevant to your course.

Adding to your experience

International Experience

Our strong international connections and activities aim at providing you with an inside perspective of global business. During the International Study Tour elective, we take a group of students to a European destination, typically Geneva for a week. This self-funded competitive activity has given our students the opportunity not only to visit a series of prestigious global businesses but also to analyse them using a structured learning approach. As such this activity provides an excellent opportunity to be exposed to the challenges of global business, make new contacts, to stand out in the competitive jobs market, while having fun. Our expanding global network of University and business partners also gives you the opportunity to undertake part or all of your dissertation or business abroad.

Guest Speakers

As part of your programme, you will be invited to presentations by leading international academics and practitioners within your chosen area of interest. Past speakers have included representatives of major global multinationals and leading scholars combining critical and progressive thinking with practical insights.

Dragons’ Den and Blueprint

You can become your own boss on our programme. The School’s heritage as a centre of expertise in entrepreneurship is reflected in two competitions seeking ideas for new businesses. Students on the Masters programme compete to win the School’s Dragon’s Den-style competition to pitch for investment, as well as the University’s Blueprint competition.

Information for international students

English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
13000
International students
19000

https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Durham Business School
Email
ma.admin@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 5439