• Status: Fully Approved
  • Start date: October 2015
  • Duration:

      2 years part-time or 1 year full-time

    • Attendance:

      1-2 evenings a week part-time; 2-3 evenings a week full-time.

      October to June (3 terms)

    • Location:

        Central London

      Programme overview

      This programme has a flexible structure, which allows you to choose to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise.

      Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.

      We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

      We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part-time or full-time in our department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.

      How to apply

      Application deadlines and interviews

        As early as possible, but no later than September.

        Online application

        Management (MSc) (Part-time)

        Management (MSc) (Full-time)

        Why study this course at Birkbeck?

        • Provides a solid introduction to key aspects in management.
        • An MSc Management differs from the typical MBA in that it covers fewer subjects but in more depth. You will learn more than just the current management fashions and buzzwords - you will also learn about the evidence upon which management theories are based.
        • Taught by a team with international reputations in their respective areas.
        • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
        • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles that are required for your studies.
        • Watch our video: postgraduate management courses at Birkbeck.
        • Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck.

        Course structure

        Students complete 8 modules (totalling 120 credits).

        You study 2 compulsory modules - Research Methods in Management 1 and Principles of Organization and Management - and choose an option 1 'inside the firm' module and an option 2 'outside the firm' module. You then choose 1 further module from either the option 1 or option 2 modules.

          You also choose a further 3 modules from within the Department of Management or Department of Organizational Psychology (or 45 credit points in another department, subject to approval).

            You also write a 12,000-word dissertation (worth 60 credits).

            Compulsory modules

            Option 1 modules

            Option 2 modules

            Entry requirements

            Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College.

            Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

            International entry requirements

            If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

            Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.


            Part-time home/EU students: £ 5225 pa
            Full-time home/EU students: £ 10450 pa
            Part-time overseas students: £ 7975 pa
            Full-time overseas students: £ 15950 pa

            Payment and Fees Discounts

            Flexible finance: pay your fees in monthly instalments at no extra cost. Enrol early to spread your costs and reduce your monthly payments.

            Fees discounts: If you are a Birkbeck alumni or a member of a union that is recognised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), you may apply for a 10% discount off your tuition fees.

            Funding and Financial Support

            Finishing your undergraduate degree this year? Current Birkbeck students are eligible for a £10,000 scholarship to fund a part-time Master’s degree starting in 2015-2016.

            Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

            Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

            Careers and employability

            Graduates can pursue careers in management, including local and national government, business, and industry. Possible professions include chartered management accountant, management consultant, or risk manager. This degree can also be useful in becoming a systems analyst, retail manager, or logistics and distribution manager.

            Find out more about these professions.

            Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.

            We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

            Teaching and assessment


            Each module is taught via lectures and seminars lasting 1 term (either autumn, spring or summer).


            A combination of examinations, coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation.

            Our research

            Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

            Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent.

            Read about Birkbeck research offering insights and expertise to inform business, contribute to economic success and develop ground-breaking technologies.

            Further study opportunities

            If you are interested in further research, we offer an MPhil/PhD in Management.

            Progress to a PhD will normally be dependent on gaining at least a merit grade in the Master's programme. It will also be dependent on a member of the teaching staff agreeing to act as principal supervisor for your PhD research.