Entry requirements

Applicants will need to hold a good degree or an equivalent award from a recognised overseas institution. In addition, it is normally expected that students will have a minimum of two years relevant professional/managerial work experience. However we will consider applications from recent graduates who have not obtained two years work experience, but their application indicates that the programme would enhance their future career prospects.

Months of entry

January, September, March

Course content

The MBA is recognised worldwide as the premier postgraduate qualification in the field of business management. This MBA is a ‘top-up’ programme designed specifically for holders of Postgraduate Diplomas in business or management, allowing you to ‘fast-track’ your studies to gain a full MBA award. The programme assessment is project-based and supported through expert supervision and online learning - it can be studied from any location world-wide.

  • Postgraduate Diploma holders can gain a prestigious MBA from a leading UK University
  • Flexible delivery by expert faculty from Plymouth University
  • Study from any location worldwide
  • Supported by online learning resources
  • Access to Plymouth University e-library
  • Choice of three start dates: September, January or March/April.

Information for international students

IELTS of 6.5, TOEFL of 577 in the paper-based test and 90 in the internet-based test. Equivalent qualifications are also considered visit: www.plymouth.ac.uk/elr

Fees and funding

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1752 585500
+44 (0)1752 585501