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Management MSc

The MSc Management 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 from business disciplines and one for those from other disciplines.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2018

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Tuition fees (2018/19)

£28,370 (FT) £14,520 (PT)
£28,370 (FT) £14,520 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 16 October 2017
Close: 4 June 2018

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Fee deposit: All full time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £2,000 for this programme. All part-time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £1,000.

Location: London, Canary Wharf

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. Taking a GMAT or GRE test is not compulsory but if you have already taken a GMAT or GRE test then please include this in your application.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

About this degree

If you are allocated to Route A, you will acquire a solid foundation in management that will add value to your existing academic background. If you are allocated to Route B, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either the Finance or Corporate pathway. Both routes enable students to become leaders in their fields.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of core and optional modules (120 credits in total) and a Business Research project (60 credits).

We offer two routes: Route A for students new to the subject or those who have studied business without finance and accounting; Route B for graduates of business and management (including finance and accounting).

Route A

  • Accounting and Finance Analysis, Business Economics, Business Strategy, Decision and Risk Analysis, Financial Decision Making, Markets and Customers, Organisational Behaviour and Career and Profession
  • PLUS one optional module:
  • see www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management

Route B

  • Corporate Finance, Decision and Risk Analysis, Markets and Customers, Corporate Strategy and Career and Professional Development
  • Depending on the pathway taken – Finance or Corporate – three pathway modules PLUS one optional module:
  • see www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management

Business Research Project

All students investigate a business issue in a global or local context, writing either a dissertation, a professional literature review, or a business plan. Some students also choose to work with a company and develop a research project which culminates in a consultancy 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, coursework, group projects, class participation, and examinations.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Management MSc


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Brown Family Bursary

Deadline is 11 May 2018
£15,000 (1 year)
Based on both academic merit and financial need

Pattihis Family Scholarship

£28,370 (1 year)
UK, EU, Overseas
Based on academic merit

Fulbright – UCL Entrepreneurship Award

Now closed for 2018/19
Tuition fees plus stipend (1 year)
Based on academic merit

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


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.

Recent career destinations for this degree

  • Business Consultant, Morgan Stanley
  • Corporate Tax Accountant, PwC
  • Financial Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Management Consultant, KPMG
  • Real Estate Analyst, Goldman Sachs


Students benefit from career training as soon as they arrive at UCL and throughout the duration of their studies. This, together with the rigorous academic training, can lead to jobs in top international companies and banks around the world.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Our academics come from a wide range of international backgrounds and are leaders in their fields who bring their unique expertise and teaching approaches to their classes.

Our students come from different disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds. This allows for a unique learning experience in the heart of London's business district.

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

Department: UCL School of Management

Student / staff numbers › 159 staff including 2 postdocs › 340 taught students › 17 research students
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: UCL School of Management
70% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps


Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Application fee: There is an application processing fee for this programme of £125 for online applications and £150 for paper applications. More details about the application fee can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

We encourage applications from ambitious and talented students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

Application deadlines

All applicants
4 June 2018

For more information see our Applications page.

Apply now

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants who have clear career plans 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 written and oral communication skills and a high level of activity and success in extracurricular activities, including international exposure and foreign languages.

Contact information

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