MSc Management

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2016

Programme overview

This is an intensive, one year, Masters level programme for graduates with a wide range of subject backgrounds.  You will not require any prior academic or practical experience in business or management.

The programme is designed to focus in the area of management and may assist career development or provide access to a range of management topics.  The overall aim of this programme of study is to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge sought by today's employers.

We aim to guide, teach and develop innovative, creative and entrepreneurial people who:

  • Are able to apply management techniques drawn from a range of disciplines such as organisational behaviour, project management, accounting, and strategic management;
  • Understand the nature of management, the complexity of organisations and how to ethically manage change;
  • Develop research-based knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice in the specified pathways;
  • Are able to work effectively in international teams and have the key interpersonal skills needed by organisations today.

Fees for 2016/17

Full time fees



Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Finance and Accounting for Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Studying Management

Optional units 

Four options are chosen from the following:

  • Business Ethics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Creativity
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.


The MSc is completed with a project-based dissertation of between 12,000 to 15,000 words. A choice of dissertation subject areas is provided and you will be able to choose from a set of dissertation topics in these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you are expected to acquire and use literature search skills using a range of electronic and traditional sources.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in any subject (or equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.


Previous graduates of the MSc in Management have gone on to work at a variety of companies all over the world.  These include Lloyds TSB, L'Oreal, Prominvest SA, Moscow, Deutsche Bank, LG Electronics, WHO-US, Hangzhou, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Marks & Spencer.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our overall deadline is 1 July 2016.

The school continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Due to very high demand from students from China, applications from such students closed on 4 March 2016.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

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REF 2014 results

  • 30% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 45% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 20% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 41519 Email:

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN


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