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 [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MLitt in Film Studies

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

The MLitt in Film Studies helps students master a range of advanced research skills and acquire knowledge related to the construction and analysis of the moving image, the past and present day realities of various national and regional film traditions, the dynamics of the global film industry, and the theoretical approaches related to film. [+]

Course information

The MLitt in Film Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Film Studies. The programme approaches the study of film through a varied intellectual approach, exploring cinema in a global context. You will discover filmmaking cultures outside the canon and examine classic film through new cultural, theoretical and historical perspectives.

Highlights Film Studies approaches the study of film through a varied intellectual approach, exploring cinema in a global context. You will discover filmmaking cultures outside the canon and examine classic films through new cultural, theoretical and historical perspectives. Film Studies receives regular visits from high-profile film scholars, critics and film industry personalities. Most recently, acclaimed film director Joe Russo held a workshop open to all students in December 2015. Students have the opportunity to present their work at the annual postgraduate student colloquium in May, at which a visiting professor provides them with feedback on their work. The Film Studies postgraduate community mixes MLitt and PhD students in friendly and collaborative ways. Teaching format ... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer theCEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). TheCEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in theMaster in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experiencepostgraduate degreeopen to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


MLaw (Integrated Master’s in Law)

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom London

This course is one of only six in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. [+]

This course is one of only six in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate.

From the start of the course, you will be given an introduction to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you will work with real clients on real cases, offering you invaluable experience which will make you more attractive to future employers. Fees are consistent throughout rather than increasing at the LPC stage, so the course offers a more accessible route to becoming a solicitor.... [-]


IMPM

International Masters Programme for Managers
Campus Part time 16  May 2018 United Kingdom Lancaster

The IMPM is an International Programme for Managers that leads to a Masters Degree. The core programme is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 18 months, organized by managerial mindsets. [+]

The IMPM is an International Programme for Managers that leads to a Masters Degree. The core programme is a set of five modules of 10 days each that take place over 18 months, organized by managerial mindsets.

Accompanying these modules are all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. Attending the five modules and completing the papers and managerial exchange satisfactorily will result in the awarding of the IMPM Certificate.

Those who wish to receive the Masters in Management Degree from McGill University or an MSc International Masters in Executive Management from Lancaster University, beyond the IMPM Certificate, write a Final Paper that allows them to probe more deeply into an issue of key concern to them.... [-]


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 in your future international career. ... [-]


MRes in Translating Cultures

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study how cultures translate across a wide range of fields. Critically combining the disciplines of translation and cultural studies, it breaks new ground both practically and theoretically in exploring a variety of different issues across the humanities and social sciences. [+]

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study how cultures translate across a wide range of fields. Critically combining the disciplines of translation and cultural studies, it breaks new ground both practically and theoretically in exploring a variety of different issues across the humanities and social sciences. It gives you the opportunity to shape the emerging field of translating cultures through independent in-depth research and will appeal if you aspire to work at the cutting edge of debates and practices dealing with cultural interaction and transformation in the contemporary world.

Modules are taught and supervision is given by expert staff who are specialists in a number of languages and disciplines, offering you the chance to follow particular themes in areas that most interest you. Recent work by staff includes books and articles on issues in translation, literature, migration, gender, religion, visual culture and museum studies to name a few, in Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish and other cultures.... [-]


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:... [-]