MSc ManagementFind 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 2022|
Our intensive one-year MSc Management with a specialism in Leadership, Strategy and Change is for graduates from a wide range of subject backgrounds. It is not necessary to have any prior academic or practical experience in business or management. This programme is for students who aspire to management-level and leadership roles within their chosen industry.
Our MSc Management pathways provide an introduction to management, followed by a detailed exploration of a specific area of management theory and practice, in this case Leadership, Strategy and Change. The programme attracts students from around the globe and you will work with students with different backgrounds and interests.
You will develop an in-depth understanding of the theories and practices that underpin leading change in the contemporary organisational context, characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
We aim to guide, teach and develop analytical and confident critical thinkers. You will critically evaluate areas such as strategic leadership and leading complex change, including contemporary leadership challenges such as sustainability, diversity, ethical leadership and leading virtual teams.
You will be armed with the knowledge to apply academic theory to practice. Group work and presentations, often based on industry case studies, allow practical application of theory and develop the teamwork and communication skills expected in today's workplace.
Bristol is an entrepreneurial city and home to SETSquared, the world's top university business incubator (UBI Global). You will be taught by leading academics whose research tackles the global societal issues facing modern management. 78% of the School of Management's research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014), reflecting its impact in shaping policy and practice.
Virtual open week
This programme was covered in our Management and Business webinar.
Fees for 2022/23
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.
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 2022/23
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
You will study five core units worth a total of 90 credit points and your specialist unit, Leadership, Strategy and Change, worth 30 credit points. The core units include Management and Organisation; Accounting, Finance and Strategy; Operations and Marketing Management; Research Methods; and Academic, Professional and Personal Development.
You will start by studying subjects that are central to a career in management today, including finance and accounting, organisational behaviour and strategic management. In term two you will deepen your understanding of management by studying operations and marketing management as well as management research methods. Throughout, we help you to develop the skills necessary to meet the complex and dynamic organisational challenges of the 21st century.
The final part of the MSc Management brings an opportunity for in-depth research and investigation into your area of interest and can be adapted to reflect your career goals. Students can choose from the following routes:
- academic dissertation: a methodical exploration of a chosen area of study;
- applied extended project: management research project with an external partner organisation;
- group project: group-based research project that explores management knowledge with a focus on the UN Sustainability Goals.
Each route bears 60 credit points.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Management.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent).
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.
The programme may assist your general career development or can help 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 and organisations all over the world, including Lloyds TSB, L'Oreal, Prominvest SA, Moscow, Deutsche Bank, United Nations, WWF, LG Electronics, WHO-US, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Marks & Spencer.
Expected application closure date
Due to high demand we will be closing MSc Management to applicants from China on 3 December 2021. Please find out more information by reading our guidance for when to apply.
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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.