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Admissions Administrator

Miss Susan Moffat

Email: managementscience-ug@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2385

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Subject area:

Management Science and Innovation

Faculty overview:

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Department website:

Management Science and Innovation

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Management Science BSc

UCAS code: N991

UCL's Management Science programmes are unlike any other degree in the UK. They provide you with an opportunity to develop strong quantitative and analytical skills, an in-depth understanding of how companies work, and a rigorous foundation in the key skills needed to build successful careers in global businesses.

Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades AAA
Subjects Mathematics required.
AS Levels For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points 38
Subjects A score of 18 points in three higher level subjects, including grade 6 in Mathematics, with no score lower than 5.

Other qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

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International applicants

International qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

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Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • This new degree programme provides a rigorous training in management science, with a strong focus on quantitative skills and the mathematics underpinning the practice of management.
  • Students will benefit from world-class facilities and expertise from across UCL’s Faculty of Engineering Sciences.
  • The programme places an emphasis the solving of cross-functional problems and will train students to understand the challenges – risk, uncertainty, growth – of complex business.
  • Graduates are expected to find positions in high-growth, technology-driven, innovation-intensive organisations such as technology firms, consulting firms and the banking and finance sector.

Years one and two will consist of courses relating to the day-to-day operation of business – strategy, marketing, accounting and finance – but this will be underpinned by fundamental courses in foundational mathematics, quantitative methods, systems design and analysis and behavioural science. These fundamental courses will be taken alongside students from across the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and will bring an interdisciplinary edge to your studies, helping you to look at problems from multiple viewpoints and to tackle challenges using a wider engineering perspective.

In your third year you will continue with advanced courses and may also choose a particular area (for example business analysis, entrepreneurship, financial engineering) in which to specialise, according to your interests and the potential career direction you wish to take. You will also undertake a dissertation.

Your learning

Teaching and learning is conducted through lectures, seminars, case studies and practicals; and there is a substantial and ever-developing virtual learning environment in which you will be expected to participate fully. Extensive background reading and literature research are required throughout the programme. You will attend special sessions, guest lectures, and regular tutorials.


Courses are examined through a combination of assessed coursework and written examinations. Examinations take place at the end of each academic year.

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Year One

Compulsory courses

Students will take courses covering the following topics::

Accounting and Finance
Critical Analytical Thinking
Design and Practice
Management Challenges
Mathematical Foundations
Modelling & Analysis
Operations Management

Optional courses

All first year courses are compulsory.

Year Two

Compulsory courses

Students will take courses covering the following topics:

Accounting and Finance
Business Economics
Data Analytics
Design and Practice
Mathematical Foundations
Modelling & Analysis

Optional courses

All second year courses are compulsory.

Final Year

Compulsory courses

Students will take courses covering the following topics:

Behavioural Science
Decision and Risk Analysis

Optional courses

Students may choose courses from a wide range to reflect their emerging interests and career aspirations. Areas of study may include:

Business Analysis
Financial Engineering
Innovation and Technology Management
Marketing Science

Further details on department website: Management Science BSc


The Management Science degree programmes aim to provide students with a robust set of deep quantitative and problem-solving skills which will be applicable throughout their life and careers.

Graduates are expected to find positions in high-growth, technology-driven, innovation-intensive organisations such as technology firms, consulting firms and the banking and finance sector.


As the first cohort of students on the Management Science programmes are not due to graduate until 2017, no information is currently available about their career destinations.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Your application

Your application will be interesting to us if you can demonstrate critical thinking skills and an ability to reason and argue, as well as the strong quantitative skills that are required for this programme. We are also looking for a genuine interest in and motivation for studying topics such as business, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.


Selection is made based on the information provided on your UCAS application and personal statement.

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Fees and funding

UK & EU fee

£9,000 (2014/15)

Overseas fee

£20,100 (2014/15)

General funding notes

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

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