Taught course

Management (Magee Campus)

Ulster University · Ulster University Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants shall normally have gained:

An upper second class honours degree or better from a University of the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland, or from another institution which has been recognised by the Senate for this purpose;


An equivalent standard in a professional or other qualification recognised by the Senate for this purpose.

Exceptionally, candidates who do not satisfy the above requirements may be admitted at the discretion of the Senate. ‘Exceptionally’ is no more than 10% of the student intake.

International students will be expected to meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Management places a strong focus on building business knowledge and management skills with a view to enhancing the employment prospects of its graduates. It is designed for individuals who may have a non-business background. Previous alumni have secured positions with large multinational organisations such as PriceWaterhouse Cooper and EY, as well as small to medium sized enterprises.

Others have used the programme as a stimulus to gain promotion, and for others as a springboard to start up their own business.

The MSc Management programme offers an advanced qualification combined with practical managerial experience, which will be extremely useful for graduates wishing to pursue managerial and entrepreneurial careers in industry and commerce.

The programme builds on graduates’ existing knowledge and skills by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage and lead within a range of industries, and to be able to add significant value through an integrated and critical understanding of business and management.

The programme has a strong practical focus on skills development. We believe that students who can demonstrate the ability to add value within a ‘live’ organisational context will always be a more attractive employment proposition than students who cannot. We provide ample opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate managerial level knowledge and skills within the programme itself.

A 12-week ‘Internship and Management Project’ enables students to apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout the programme to an organisational issue or problem, and, additionally, provides students with experience of selling themselves to employers, gaining employment and acquiring and developing workplace skills which will enhance their future career prospects.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please see: Postgraduate fees and funding.

For international students please see: Fees and finance.

Qualification and course duration


part time
18 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Shirley Barrett
+44 (0) 28 7167 5338