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Entry requirements

You will need at least a second class honours degree or overseas equivalent qualification in order to apply to study the programmes. If you have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience you may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Business today is global. This brings both opportunities and challenges that require managers and leaders who have an expansive knowledge and understanding of operating businesses internationally. The MSc in International Business focuses on developing your understanding of business and management within a global context, offering a deep insight into areas such as strategic management, cultural management issues, ethical and environmental issues and international value chains. You will develop an integrated and critically-aware understanding of how organisations operate across borders at both a strategic and operational level, preparing you for a career in a leadership or management role in a variety of settings throughout the world.

The programme covers core international business subjects such as International Business Context, International Strategic Management, International Human Resources, International Operations and Supply and Accounting. A distinctive feature of this programme is the opportunity to select a particular pathway for the final 60 credits which best suits your ambitions and development needs. You will get the opportunity to select one of the following:

Research Dissertation – An in-depth independent piece of research on an area of interest to you Consultancy Project – 8-10 week live consultancy project working on a project within an organisation, Work Placement *– 6-12 months paid work placement Entrepreneurship Activity* - 6-12 months based in our incubation hub and supported by our entrepreneurs in residence, working on your own business idea.

*Students who require a Visa to study in the UK may be able to add in a work placement of up to 1 year depending upon the programme. The ability to add a work placement is dependent upon the UK Immigration rules at the time of the request. It may be that for some programmes students will not have the option to request a placement period to be added to their programme before they arrive in the UK and would need to apply for a new Visa. There is no guarantee that a placement will be provided and that students who have a Visa are subject to a number of restrictions on the type of work, including placements they can undertake.

Information for international students

Anyone applying from a country where English is not the first language is required to take an official test of English language obtaining at least IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Jack Cao
+44 1782 733605