University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc Management


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This is an intensive, one-year, Master's-level programme for graduates with a wide range of subject backgrounds. You will not require any prior academic or practical experience in business or management.

We aim to guide, teach and develop innovative, creative and entrepreneurial people who can apply management techniques from a range of disciplines. You will gain insight into the nature of management, the complexity of organisations and how to manage change ethically.

The programme is designed to give students a good grounding in management theory across a range of core subjects, as well as allowing the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest as the programme progresses.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Finance and Accounting for Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Studying Management

Optional units 

You will choose four optional units. Optional units can vary from year to year but may include:

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial and Managerial Economics
  • International Business
  • International Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Creativity
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.


The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of between 12,000 to 15,000 words. A choice of dissertation subject areas is provided and you will be able to choose from a set of dissertation topics in these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you are expected to acquire and use literature search skills for a range of electronic and traditional sources.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.5 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 21,400 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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