Management MSc

The Management MSc at UCL is a highly competitive international programme. It provides students with a solid understanding of practical managerial issues coupled with a strong foundation in current theoretical debates. It consists of two routes: one for students with a business education and one for those from other disciplines.

Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £14,700
  • UK/EU Part-time: £7,200
  • Overseas Full-time: £22,100
  • Overseas Part-time: £11,000

Application date

  • All applicants: 30 June 2014

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

If you have already studied business, you will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following three pathways: Finance, Leadership, or Technology. If you are coming from another discipline, you will acquire a solid foundation in management that will add value to your existing academic background. Both routes allow students to become leaders in their fields.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Our international faculty are leaders in their fields who bring their unique expertise and teaching approaches to their classes.

Our MSc is one of the most selective in the world. Our students come from different disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds. This allows for a unique learning experience in the heart of London.

Our programme incorporates innovative learning activities and industrial experience that will help develop commercial competences, internal organisational management skills, and a high degree of creativity.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. We offer two routes: Route A for students new to the subject; Route B for graduates of business and management (e.g. accounting and finance). The programme consists of core and optional modules (120 credits in total) and a Global Research project (60 credits).

Route A

Route B

  • Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, Decision and Risk Analysis, Markets and Customers
  • Depending on the pathway taken – Finance, Leadership, or Technology – three pathway modules:
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  • PLUS one of the following options: Economics, Sustainability, Organisational Behaviour

Global Research Project

All students investigate a business issue in a global context. They work with a company and develop a research project which culminates in a business report.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion based on case studies. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, course work, essays, class participation, and examinations.

Further details available on subject website:


The Department of Management Science & Innovation offers scholarships of £10,000 for students on the Management MSc. All candidates holding an offer of admission will be considered for funding. For further details of funding opportunities visit

Scholarships available for this department

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Fulbright – UCL Technology Entrepreneurship Award

To provide an opportunity for a US student to study entrepreneurship in the UK.

Pattihis Family Scholarship

To help students from Cyprus or the EU with the high costs of studying in London. Also to recruit talented graduates who have expertise in management skills into the sponsor company, Remedica.

GREAT/UCL Scholarship

This is a joint programme part funded through GREAT funds and through contributions made by UK Universities. GREAT is a part of the UK Government’s campaign to show to the world the best of the UK, and UCL has 8 master's courses which are eligible for inclusion. No separate appliction is required; all eligible students will be assessed by their department.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in any subject.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

It is recommended that you submit your application using the UCL online application form as this significantly speeds up the process.

Who can apply?

The Management MSc is designed to equip ambitious students with the knowledge and skills to work for leading organisations in the world. It provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the drivers of today's organisations. The programme is suitable for students who wish to develop the knowledge, skills and contacts to pursue a career in management. This programme is not suitable for those who wish to continue their studies at doctoral level.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants who have clear career ambitions and give evidence of having taken steps to pursue them. You should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the programme will contribute to your career goals including the industry or function you are interested in. Additionally, we look for evidence of excellent communication skills and a high level of activity and success in extra-curricular activities, including international exposure and foreign languages.


The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and organisations, and draws on the knowledge and skills gained from a first degree. It envisages educating graduates who can make an early and substantial contribution to their future employer. Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of leading companies including Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.


Students benefit from career training from their arrival at UCL and throughout the duration of their studies. This, together with the rigorous academic training, allows them to find jobs in top international companies and banks around the world. Our current employability rate is among the highest in the UK.

Next steps


Dr Marco Aponte-Moreno

T: +44 (0)20 7679 3489


Management Science & Innovation

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