MSc Management

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

This is an intensive, one-year, Master's-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.

We aim to guide, teach and develop innovative, creative and entrepreneurial people who can apply management techniques from a range of disciplines. You will gain insight into the nature of management, the complexity of organisations and how to manage change ethically.

The programme is designed to give students a good grounding in management theory across a range of core subjects, as well as allowing the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest as the programme progresses.

Fees for 2017/18

Full-time fees


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2017/18

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 

You will choose four optional units. Optional units can vary from year to year but may include:

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

Please note: The number of available places on some units may be capped.


The final part of the MSc is 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 for a range of electronic and traditional sources.

Entry requirements

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

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.


The programme may assist career development generally or can be used as a vehicle to develop skills in particular subject areas, so can provide access to a wide range of careers. 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 usual overall deadline is 1 July 2017 for September entry.

The school welcomes all applications that fulfil our admissions criteria. However, in order to select a balanced international student cohort, and in response to very high demand from students from China, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.

International students

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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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