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.... [-]


Online Masters of Public Administration

University of Birmingham Online
Online Part time 30  June 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Our 100% Online Masters of Public Administration will help you expand your experience, advance your skillset and become a leader and a pioneer of public service at home or abroad. [+]

Online Masters of Public Administration

Expand your experience, advance your skillset and become a leader and a pioneer of public service at home or abroad.

Lead positive change

Our Online Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is designed to offer busy public sector professionals the opportunity to progress their careers at a national and international level. The course has been designed to offer students the skills and confidence to change their career, whether it’s a move into a new department within the public or voluntary sector, or a shift into a consultancy role.

Taught by the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), our Online MPA is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas. INLOGOV is the leading UK centre for the study of local public service management, policy and governance, known nationally as the instigator of innovative thinking for public servants.... [-]


Master of Architecture (MArch)

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5  September 2018 United Kingdom Lincolnshire + 1 more

You will have access to industry-standard facilities, giving you the opportunity to study and research across a wide range of disciplines and styles. [+]

You will have access to industry-standard facilities, giving you the opportunity to study and research across a wide range of disciplines and styles.

This vocational programme aims to provide a high-quality education for aspiring architects. The programme is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

This course encourages critical reflection on personal aims, achievements and design philosophy within a framework of structured theoretical debate and individual research. It provides the freedom to tailor your learning within a framework that satisfies the requirements of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Architects Registration Board Part 2.... [-]


M.P.A. – Master of Public Administration

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

The M.P.A. 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 M.P.A. 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 program 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 program 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-M.P.A.-7000 Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values UU-M.P.A.-7010 Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives UU-M.P.A.-7020 Public Management UU-M.P.A.-7030 Ethics in Public Administration UU-M.P.A.-7040 Governance and Public Policy UU-M.P.A.-7050 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector UU-M.P.A.-7060 Strategic Thinking and Planning UU-M.P.A.-7070 Electronic Governance and Statistical Applications UU-M.P.A.-7080 Research Project UU-Msc-IND100-ZM Induction Module [-]

Online Masters Degree in Writing for Script & Screen

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Full time June 2018 United Kingdom Cornwall

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever-changing industry demands. It aims to create graduates that stand out from the crowd, and who understand how to function within a professional environment across different screen industries. [+]

An online course with optional face-to-face workshops.

Early bird discount up to £1,000.

Overview

The course is designed to equip you with the writing and professional skills, industry know-how and experience of collaborative working, to meet the demands of a constantly evolving industry. It aims to create quick-thinking and adaptable graduates who stand out from the crowd and understand what it takes to work across different screen industries.

Flexible in nature, the course allows you to either develop your portfolio across different platforms or focus on the genres and mediums of interest to you. The course is delivered using a combination of live briefs, independent research and collaborative projects.... [-]


MSc in Management - European Triple Degree - Grande Ecole

emlyon business school
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Lancaster

2-year Master in general management + specialisation (Finance, Strategy or Corporate Development), taught fully in English. [+]

A triple advantage to start your career in global management

A triple degree from leading European institutions, a 2-year multicultural experience, worldwide career opportunities!

This Master is a general management course, offering a specialisation in the second year as well as tangible work experience through the internships and business projects. This master's degree is jointly run emlyon business school (France), Ludwig Maximilian Universität - LMU (Germany) and Lancaster University Management School - LUMS (United Kingdom)

The first year takes place on emlyon business school's European Campus in Lyon or at Lancaster University and provides you with a broad foundation of management knowledge, insights and skills. For each of these fundamental courses you benefit from the joint expertise of all three institutions’ faculty, as a team of professors from emlyon business school, LMU and LUMS provide a unique vision from the three cultures. This gives you a broader perspective of global business, helping you develop the capacity to adapt to your future international career.... [-]


Master in International Relations (Online)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time September 2018 United Kingdom London

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations today. [+]

Why study International Relations? What are the main characteristics of the international order? How has globalisation changed international relations? To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation? How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics? Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making? Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them with like-minded individuals, but your circumstances or commitments make is difficult for you to attend university, then our online International Relations MA is for you.... [-]


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 24  September 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Learn to teach in new ways, beyond traditional UK higher education, while also sharing best practices and developing your knowledge alongside peers and fellow education professionals. Created with your continuing professional development in mind, the programme’s content is also linked to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). [+]

Overview

Get ready for the teaching practices of the future with this final stage of our Master of Education programme.* Building on the knowledge gained from our PG Cert and PG Dip programmes, this Masters in Education course will explore how key findings of cognitive science relate to learning and teaching in an educational context, and how this should affect your own approaches to learning and teaching.

Throughout the course you’ll also learn how to describe the stages and conventions of academic investigation, including framing a research question, writing a proposal and selecting research methods. Working alongside fellow education professionals, you’ll also discover how to adapt confidently to a range of educational contexts, using skills and strategies to solve problems, monitor progress and alter your approaches where necessary.... [-]


Master in Creative Sound and Media Technology

Bath Spa University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 2 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Executive Master's in Global Strategic Communications

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2018 United Kingdom City of London

Georgetown’s Executive Master of Professional Studies in Global Strategic Communications prepares you to lead with confidence in today’s complex communications landscape. Designed for communications executives and leaders across a range of industries, our cohort-based program emphasizes the strategic mindset and global outlook that position you for success. You'll have the opportunity to connect with other senior-level communicators, enhance your leadership skills, and gain a deeper understanding of communications in a global context—all without interrupting your career. [+]

Overview

Georgetown’s Executive Master of Professional Studies in Global Strategic Communications prepares you to lead with confidence in today’s complex communications landscape. Designed for communications executives and leaders across a range of industries, our cohort-based program emphasizes the strategic mindset and global outlook that position you for success. You'll have the opportunity to connect with other senior-level communicators, enhance your leadership skills, and gain a deeper understanding of communications in a global context—all without interrupting your career.

*Tuition is subject to change; please check our website for current rates.

Through a blend of online learning** and on-site residencies around the world, our program exposes you to some of today’s most critical communications challenges. You’ll complete one-week residencies in London, Singapore, São Paulo, and Washington, D.C., where you’ll gain hands-on practice tackling complexities such as global communications management, investor relations, corporate social responsibility, and stakeholder engagement.... [-]


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.... [-]


MEd in Education (Leading Learning & Teaching)

University of Dundee
Campus Full time 12  September 2018 United Kingdom Dundee

Develop advanced critical, analytical, interdisciplinary and research skills in a broad range of educational contexts. Our flexible course can be tailored to your individual interests. [+]

Our Master of Education (MEd) is for professionals with some teaching or educational experience. It focuses on the complex issues and challenges of 21st-century education.

At Dundee, we have a range of expertise and experience, including interdisciplinarity (a unique strength of the course), leadership, research, inclusion and international education. We are particularly keen to establish links between theory and practice.

Flexible course

When you study for the MEd, you will engage with advanced level educational theory and develop the knowledge base and enquiry skills required to understand and contribute to 21st-century education.

During the course, you will reflect critically upon your own practice as well as current educational issues and debates.... [-]


Masters in Executive Coaching (AMEC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time May 2018 United Kingdom London

The Masters in Executive Coaching is a two-year, part-time, modular, self-directed programme. It is an opportunity to review and re-launch your practice, make the best of your natural skills, learn about yourself as a coach through supervision and co-coaching, and meet some of the most experienced practitioners in the field. [+]

Rigorous. Relevant. Real. Reflective.

Your pathway to becoming a fully accredited executive coach.

If you are interested in becoming a fully accredited, professional executive coach, equipped with the latest knowledge in the field, this is the programme for you.

The Masters in Executive Coaching is a two-year, part-time, modular, self-directed programme. It is an opportunity to review and re-launch your practice, make the best of your natural skills, learn about yourself as a coach through supervision and co-coaching, and meet some of the most experienced practitioners in the field.

You will develop your coaching and mentoring skills, either to integrate into your existing consultancy and coaching work or to create a solid foundation for a new coaching and consulting practice.... [-]


Master In Design

London School of Design and Marketing (PT)
Online Full time 12  May 2018 United Kingdom London

In a complex and competitive environment like the one that companies are currently integrating, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it brings innovation and differentiation. The Master of Science (MSc) in Design offers a very comprehensive higher education, including contributions from the main areas of training in Design. [+]

We are an online teaching institution available in 3 languages ​​(English, Spanish and Portuguese) based in London but with online courses accessible worldwide.

Why a Master of Design?

In a complex and competitive environment such as today's companies, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it brings innovation and differentiation.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Design at the London School of Design and Marketing represents the opportunity to turn professionals into specialists in various design areas, improving fundamental, critical and procedural skills not only to understand business reality but also to contribute to the process of value creation.... [-]