MSc Management (Operations and Project Management)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2020|
Our MSc in Management (Operations and Project Management) is an intensive one-year programme that offers you a unique opportunity to develop your interest in operations and project management, while gaining a thorough grounding in the core management theories, concepts and skills that are essential for a career in management today. It will especially suit careers in manufacturing and production, and project-oriented areas such as consultancy, construction, product development or ICT.
You will start by studying management theory and techniques across a range of core subjects, including finance and accounting, organisational behaviour and strategic management. In term two you will start to apply your knowledge specifically to operations and project management by taking two dedicated units in these areas. Finally, in the summer term, the dissertation provides an opportunity for independent research and investigation into a particular challenge within operations and project management.
Our programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who aspire to a career in management and who have a particular interest in operations and project management. You will not require any prior academic or practical experience in business or management but would benefit from having an inquisitive mindset and a genuine interest in interrogating research in the field, to develop your knowledge and understanding for use in later practice.
You will be part of a dynamic and diverse body of staff and students, and be taught by experienced academics. Many staff within our School of Economics, Finance and Management are actively engaged in conducting pioneering research at international level, and our school was ranked sixth in the UK for its research impact (Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2014), reflecting the quality of our research and its role in shaping policy and practice in the UK, Europe and globally.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
In the first term, you will study the four core units that are common to all our MSc Management programmes. In the second term, you will deepen your understanding of operations and project management by studying two core units that are central to this specialism. This will be supported by choosing two further management units that will broaden your skills and allow you to shape your studies to your own interests and career aspirations.
The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of around 15,000 words in which you will research a current theme or challenge within the fields of operations or project management. You will be able to tailor your investigation to a setting that reflects your personal interests or future career aspirations. The dissertation provides the perfect opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in both the management and the specialism aspects of the programme. It is also a powerful way of showcasing your talent to future employers, providing you with the confidence and platform to embark on a career either within general management or operations/project management.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Management (Operations and Project Management).
A first or good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
We aim to guide, teach and develop knowledgeable, thoughtful and ethical management practitioners who can thrive in a global environment working within international teams. This degree provides excellent preparation for all careers in management but will be particularly relevant to roles in operations and project management that are in great demand across all sectors and industries. It will especially suit careers in manufacturing and production, and project-oriented areas such as consultancy, construction, product development or ICT.
Previous graduates from the School of Economics, Finance and Management have gone on to work around the world at a variety of leading companies, such as Lloyds TSB, L’Oréal, Deutsche Bank, LG Electronics, WHO-US, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Marks & Spencer.
Our usual overall deadline is 1 August 2020 for entry in September 2020.
The school continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order 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. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
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REF 2014 results
- Business and Management Studies:
- 24% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 54% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 22% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.