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

'Poor management is estimated to cost the UK £84bn in lost productivity per year, with a need for better trained and informed managers' (Chartered Management Institute Manifesto, 2017). This MSc aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to be able to understand how business is conducted and the various challenges facing managers from a strategic and operational perspective. The MSc Management seeks to develop well-rounded, thoughtful, active, reflective and practical professionals with excellent skills.

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 from a Research Dissertation; a Consultancy Project within an organisation; a 6-12 month Work Placement or 6-12 month Entrepreneurship Activity.*

Management skills are needed in all types of jobs and industries, from sport & leisure, the arts and entertainment, to social work, engineering and the natural sciences. Because of this, we welcome applicants from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines. Past MSc Management students have studied subjects as different as music, engineering, law or business at undergraduate level. We welcome applications from both home and overseas students.

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

Course contact details

Dr Helen Millward
+44 (0)1782 734743