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.
Management (MSc) (Part-time)
Management (MSc) (Full-time)
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).
Option 1 modules
Option 2 modules
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: £
paFull-time home/EU students: £
paPart-time overseas students: £
paFull-time overseas students: £
Payment and Fees Discounts
Funding and Financial Support
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.