UCL Graduate degrees


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 three pathways: two for students from business disciplines and the one for those from other disciplines.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2019

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 15 October 2018
Close: 7 May 2019

Tuition fees (2019/20)

UK/EU: £29,220 (FT) £14,960 (PT)
Overseas: £29,220 (FT) £14,960 (PT)

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 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

Important notice: Some possible changes to this programme are currently under review, and are outlined here. By applying to the programme, you are doing so on the understanding that these changes may come into effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, and beyond. Candidates who apply to the programme will be notified if, and when, the changes are made.

If you are allocated to the Management pathway, you will acquire a solid foundation in management that will add value to your existing academic background. If you are allocated to the Corporate/Finance pathways, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either the Finance or Corporate pathway. The three pathways enable students to become leaders in their fields.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits, including core and optional modules and a Business Research project.

We offer three pathways: the Management pathway for students new to the subject or those who have studied business without finance and accounting; and the Corporate and Finance pathways for graduates of business and management (including studies in finance and accounting).

Management pathway

Core modules: Note that some current core modules may be subject to change. Check on the link below for the full description of alternative core modules.

  • Accounting and Finance Analysis
  • Business Economics
  • Business Strategy
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Markets and Customers
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Career and Professional Development

Plus one optional module. An additional optional module may be offered based on your module choices. Check on the link below for the full description of alternative programme diets and optional modules. See www.mgmt.ucl.ac.uk/msc-management

Corporate and Finance pathways

Core modules: Note that some current core modules may be subject to change. Check on the link below for the full description of alternative core modules.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Markets and Customers
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Career and Professional Development

Pathway modules: Depending on the pathway taken, Finance or Corporate; three pathway modules plus one optional module. An additional optional module may be offered based on your module choices. Check on the link below the full description of alternative programme diets and optional modules. 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 business report, 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 and other activities. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, coursework, group projects, class participation, and examinations.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Brown Family Bursary

Now closed for 2019/20
£15,000 (1 year)
Based on both academic merit and financial need

Pattihis Family Scholarship

Deadline is 1 April 2019
Full fees for MSc Management programme (1 year)
UK, EU, Overseas
Based on academic merit

Fulbright – UCL Entrepreneurship Award

Now closed for 2019/20
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.


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.

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

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £150 for both online and paper applications. Further information 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
7 May 2019

For more information see our Applications page.

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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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