Master Program in the United Kingdom

Top Master's Programs in the United Kingdom 2018

Master

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Earning an advanced degree such as a Master offers the ability to increase your skill set and possibly improve your employment chances at the same time. Master programs may be offered online or part-time, so students can pursue their education in a manner that is convenient for them.

 

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Master's Degrees in the United Kingdom

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Master of International Business (MIB)

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom London

Based on our award-winning MBA curriculum, Hult’s one-year Master of International Business program will help you gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy. [+]

Gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy with our Master of International Business program.

Based on our award-winning MBA curriculum, Hult’s one-year Master of International Business program will help you gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy.

Locations

Start your Master of International Business in Boston, San Francisco, London, or Dubai, then choose to explore any other two campuses as part of Hult's unique Global Campus Rotation.

Your Master of International Business at a glance

Who is this program for?

Candidates who have recently graduated from university or college, as well as individuals with up to three years of work experience who want to gain a broad understanding in all areas of international business.... [-]


MPA – Master of Public Administration

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrolment United Kingdom London

The MPA has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. [+]

The MPA has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. The Master in Public Administration programme equips graduates with the skills, perspectives and understanding needed to function effectively in solving problems and tackling challenges within the wider public sector.

Delivery Mode

Online and through Supported Open Learning

Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID Pathway UU-FNT-203-ZM Introduction to Master Degree UU-MPA-7000 Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values UU-MPA-7010 Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives UU-MPA-7020 Public Management UU-MPA-7030 Ethics in Public Administration UU-MPA-7040 Governance and Public Policy UU-MPA-7050 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector UU-MPA-7060 Strategic Thinking and Planning UU-MPA-7070 Electronic Governance and Statistical Applications UU-MPA-7080 Research Project UU-Msc-IND100-ZM Induction Module [-]

UK-China Master of Management

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Oxfordshire

PHBS UK-China Master of Management is a two year, full-time and cross-border programme in which students spend the first year at our UK campus, and the second year at our Shenzhen Campus, in China. This programme is a great opportunity for students to, not only have a specialist training and cross-disciplinary coursework, but also a multi-country experience and in-depth cross-cultural exposure. [+]

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS), one of the most promising business schools in China, is proud of its accomplishments in the area of graduate education. With its main campus located in the thriving and entrepreneurial city of Shenzhen, China, PHBS has taken a bold step by opening a new campus in Boar’s Hill, England, three miles south of Oxford City.

PHBS UK-China Master of Management is a two year, full-time and cross-border programme in which students spend the first year at our UK campus, and the second year at our Shenzhen Campus, in China.

This programme is a great opportunity for students to, not only have a specialist training and cross-disciplinary coursework, but also a multi-country experience and in-depth cross-cultural exposure.... [-]


Master in Creative Sound and Media Technology

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course is designed for individuals with experience in music technology and related disciplines. You’ll explore the field in more depth, and broaden your experience in interdisciplinary and multimedia work. [+]

Develop your skills in music technology in an experimental and creative environment.*

Flexible and innovative teaching methods, including Distance Learning options.

Designed for musicians, artists and creative technologists from a wide variety of backgrounds.

No genre boundaries – we cover electroacoustic, acousmatic and computer music, electronica and dance music, sound art, audiovisual performance and more.

*Please note, subject to final approval, this course is being replaced by MA Sound, with three pathways:

Sound Arts Sound Design Sound Production

More information will be available shortly. Please email Course Director, Professor Joseph Hyde, j.hyde@bathspa.ac.uk if you have any questions.... [-]


International Communication

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds

2 European universities, 2 master’s degrees, 1.5 years of an unforgettable and once in a life time experience. The Master in International Communication (MIC) is an ambitious double degree programme offered by the Geert Hofstede Consortium. Together with Hanze UAS, Vilnius University, IULM University and Leeds Beckett University, the MIC offers you the opportunity to study at two of these universities and graduate with two degrees and a consortium certificate. The programme is for those who would like to pursue an international career as a communication practitioner in managerial or consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of an organisation. It focuses on developing competencies that enhance interdisciplinary cooperation and aims to prepare a new generation of leaders, innovators and influencers. 80% of the MIC graduates find suitable jobs within 6 months after graduation. [+]

Study a Master's in International Communication in the Netherlands

2 European universities, 2 master’s degrees, 1.5 years of an unforgettable and once in a life time experience. The Master in International Communication (MIC) is an ambitious double degree programme offered by the Geert Hofstede Consortium. Together with Hanze UAS, Vilnius University, IULM University and Leeds Beckett University, the MIC offers you the opportunity to study at two of these universities and graduate with two degrees and a consortium certificate. The programme is for those who would like to pursue an international career as a communication practitioner in managerial or consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of an organisation. It focuses on developing competencies that enhance interdisciplinary cooperation and aims to prepare a new generation of leaders, innovators and influencers. 80% of the MIC graduates find suitable jobs within 6 months after graduation.... [-]


International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 24  September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM) is designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries. [+]

The International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM) is designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries.

AIMS OF THE IMIM

The IMIM aims to provide students with the competencies and skills necessary to develop a successful career in internationally orientated manufacturing and service industries. The programme seeks to bridge the gap between university and industry, by teaching the relevant knowledge and skills essential to effective managerial practices, especially the skills and knowledge not traditionally taught in technical or scientific university programmes.... [-]


Design Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3  October 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. [+]

Design Degrees MDes in Innovation and Creativity in Industry

Cranfield Campus In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development and design thinking in shaping business strategy.

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time.

Who is it for? The course develops creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development.... [-]


Executive Masters in Organisational Change

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time October 2018 United Kingdom London

Change agents are facing volatile disruption in the world. This provides risks for many and opportunities for those that can sense, seize and adapt effectively. Many change practitioners have realised that change and innovation is predominantly a socio-technological phenomenon and that the standard approaches don't work back in their organisations. [+]

Change agents are facing volatile disruption in the world. This provides risks for many and opportunities for those that can sense, seize and adapt effectively. Many change practitioners have realised that change and innovation is predominantly a socio-technological phenomenon and that the standard approaches don't work back in their organisations.

This two-year part-time programme has been designed by experienced practitioners to meet the needs of their peers. You will explore different perspectives on organisations, change and new approaches grounded in years of practical experience as well as sound academic research.

Entry requirements: Bachelor degree, and a minimum of five years' experience in an organisational intervention role.... [-]


Master In Global Event Management

SESEF - Società Europea per i Servizi e la Formazione
Campus Full time February 2018 United Kingdom London

Each single Master's program ends with an internship of at least 500 hours (3 months). Stages can be held in Italy throughout the country or abroad. [+]

Each single Master's program ends with an internship of at least 500 hours (3 months). Stages can be held in Italy throughout the country or abroad.

The trainee will directly determine his or her stage, focusing on companies provided by the School or through other research channels. So activating the stage is the moment of the Master in which the trainee is most active.

For this purpose, SESEF has established for its alumni the Placement Management Tools that consists of: Assist students in finding their professional goals in relation to their interests and values; Provide specific classroom training on stage research techniques, CV writing and cover letter, interview preparation; Provide a detailed list of companies offering staging. ... [-]

MLitt in Strategic Studies

University of St Andrews
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The MLitt in Strategic Studies addresses core themes in strategic studies, enabling students to apply knowledge of strategy-making and strategic thinking as a historical practice to armed conflict. [+]

Course information

The MLitt in Strategic Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run jointly by the Schools of International Relations and History and is linked to the Institute for the Study of War and Strategy.

Highlights The course is firmly grounded in a historical approach to the subject, both with a view to strategic theory as a subfield of intellectual history and political theory. The wide-ranging choice of optional modules enables students to tailor the programme’s taught elements to their individual requirements and interests. Teaching format

The programme consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice.... [-]


Master in Software and Service Architectures (SSA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London

The programme in Software and Service Architectures is an enhanced version of the previous programme on Service Design and Engineering and aims to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: (i) Drive digitalization of businesses, (ii) Create new businesses based on software intensive services, (iii) Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; (iv) Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems. [+]

Formerly known as: Service, Design and Engineering SDE)

Why study the EIT Digital Software and Service Architectures programme?

The EIT Digital SSA programme offers:

Innovative and well grounded education for the next generation of service designers and software architects. Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A thesis work connected to interesting industrial challenges. Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines (link) not least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? ... [-]

MSc Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

A postgraduate degree from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology. [+]

A flexible Masters degree designed to develop a rigorous understanding of different energy technologies, exploring the subject through a combination of academic study, discussion and hands-on practical work.

How is the course taught?

Taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), which pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, the MSc course examines renewable energy provision, increased energy efficiency and intelligent management of energy resources. These topics are explored within the context of the ecological, social and economic impacts and the policy drivers at international, national and local scales. Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most innovative environmental buildings in the UK, or via a mixture of the two.... [-]


Master in Finance

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury + 1 more

The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance. The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. [+]

Programme overview

The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance.

The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. The main emphasis is on contemporary theory and modern practices in corporate finance and risk management. At the same time, the programme provides fundamental knowledge in the broad area of finance that ensures our graduates are prepared for a diversity of career pathways, including in, the real sector of the economy, banks, investment funds, consulting companies, insurance companies and elsewhere. The focus on research-based teaching, delivered through a combination of student research projects, internship opportunities, dissertation work and taught courses also equips students for entry into an academic career via a PhD programme.... [-]


Master in History

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

History is a broad subject with much to offer. With such an expansive subject base to cover, history is one of the most inclusive topics. Our partner universities provide history courses that cover a scope of cultures, times periods, and regions, offering some of Britain’s best history programmes and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose. [+]

History is a broad subject with much to offer. With such an expansive subject base to cover, history is one of the most inclusive topics. Our partner universities provide history courses that cover a scope of cultures, times periods, and regions, offering some of Britain’s best history programmes and expertise, to allow you to gain the best knowledge in whatever specialization you choose.

Studying history is not only studying human expansion but a cultural expansion, as well. As our partner universities offer a plethora of history specializations, you are able to truly study the diversity of the world at it’s finest: from cultural studies, such as art history, military and war studies, and museum studies, to period based history based on medieval, renaissance, or modern times. Such broad regional historical study programmes are offered, such as, but not limited to European History, African Studies, Egyptology, Irish History, Scandinavian History, and even American Studies. History itself encompasses our entire past and our partner universities seek to explore and study that past with expansive knowledge and skilled research.... [-]


Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time October 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

CIFE offers in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners a postgraduate programme for professionals, the Executive Master in EU Studies. [+]

The Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs. The Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates, junior officials and all those who plan to make a career in the EU, have gained experience in this field and want to specialise in a certain policy area. Through a combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases (at weekends in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Nice, Vienna and Rome) the Master offers an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge as the courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, experts from research institutions and governmental practitioners. It awards 90 ECTS. In the first study year, the programme offers:... [-]