Master Program in the United Kingdom

Top Master's Programs in the United Kingdom 2018/2019

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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M.P.A. – Master of Public Administration

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online Campus Full time Part time Open Enrolment United Kingdom London + 1 more

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 [-]

Master of International Business (MIB)

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time August 2019 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  October 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 Landscape Architecture

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Based within Manchester School of Architecture and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, the Master of Landscape Architecture is a route to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast-growing, global profession. [+]

Overview

The Master of Landscape Architecture is a professional qualification, accredited by the Landscape Institute, which provides a route to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast-growing, global profession.

The MLA combines an emphasis on individual practice and an exploratory, experimental approach, with a strong professional underpinning. It is both a conversion course for graduates of related subject areas and a final postgraduate year of education for landscape graduates.

The subject is awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University where it has been taught for over 40 years and today forms part of the prestigious Manchester School of Architecture. Our graduates are world leaders in the profession and have gone on to impressive careers nationally and internationally. Alumni include James Corner of Field Operations, lead designer for the New York Highline, and Jason Prior to Aecom, responsible for the Olympic Park masterplans in London and Rio de Janeiro.... [-]


Master in Creative Sound and Media Technology

Bath Spa University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 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 2019 United Kingdom Witney

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 International Relations (Online)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


Specialized Master in Marketing

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 18  October 2018 United Kingdom London

Train marketing and communication professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions. [+]

MSM: Specialized Master in Marketing

Specialized curriculum in Marketing

Target: Holder of a master’s degree

Minimum experience: 2 years

Language: French

Objective

Train marketing and communication professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions.

Two international diplomas Specialized Master in Marketing and Communication from the ESA. Specialized Master in Marketing and Communication from ESCP Europe. Course structure

Duration: 18 months Courses are held one week out of every three, from Tuesday to Friday from 4:00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M. and on Saturday from 9:00 A.M to 1.30 P.M.

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Master in Business Innovation (English)

University of Deusto: Deusto Business School
Campus Part time September 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orchestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action. It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations. [+]

Program Description

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orchestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action.

It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations.... [-]


MA in Human Resource Management (18 months)

London School Of International Business - LSIB
Online Full time 10  Open Enrolment United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

Our MA Human Resource Management program is highly valued and holds an international reputation for quality. The programme is designed for those who want to pursue senior level careers in human resource management (HRM) and covers essential skills for your professional development and future career.

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Our MA Human Resource Management program is highly valued and holds an international reputation for quality. The programme is designed for those who want to pursue senior level careers in human resource management (HRM) and covers essential skills for your professional development and future career. Along with international focus, you’ll gain essential knowledge to become an HR professional. The programme gives strong emphasis on applying this knowledge in practical business environments. Programme Relevant and Flexible and delivered in 10 months and has been a ranked as a valuable investment with the majority of our students rating it high in terms of return on investment and programme content.... [-]


Study Master of Computer Engineering in Northern Arizona University

IGEC
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 United Kingdom London

This program assists students who wish to upgrade their current engineering expertise by delving into the contemporary and future-forward area of computer science. The plan features real-world relevancy and flexibility in course format and distance delivery. [+]

Who we are

By holding regular seminars and conducting promotional campaigns (IGEC Educational Forums and Road Shows), we have established close contacts with the major sponsoring bodies in the MENA region and signed several contracts to recruit students abroad. Regular advertising and promotional campaigns, which have attracted a large number of students, has given us a good indication of the potential number of students likely to attempt joining abroad universities. IGEC has been working with King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) for the past ten years, during which we placed thousands of students in reputable international universities in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK.... [-]


(MArch) Master of Architecture (RIBA pt II)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. [+]

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture.

The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts.... [-]


MRes in Translating Cultures

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 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.... [-]


MArch Architecture

University of Salford
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engaging with MPhil and PhD research. Our uniquely hands-on programme integrates industry experience with academic study; while completing your degree you will complete industry placements where you will take an active role in creating architecture and enhancing practice. [+]

In Brief: Integrated industry experience will prepare you for professional practice We're ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world for Architecture and Built Environment teaching (QS world ranking 2017) This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), providing the crucial second stage in the seven-year education of an architect International students can apply Course Summary

Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engaging with MPhil and PhD research.

Our uniquely hands-on programme integrates industry experience with academic study; while completing your degree you will complete industry placements where you will take an active role in creating architecture and enhancing practice.... [-]


Online Masters Degree in Creative Events Management

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Part time January 2019 United Kingdom Saint Ives

Events play an important role across business, culture and sport. The MA in Creative Events Management is structured to provide the necessary skills and insights practitioners need in order to manage discerning audiences, and to stay ahead of new developments in technology and shifts in markets. [+]

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

Early bird discount up to £1,000.

Course overview

Events play an important role across business, culture and sport. The MA in Creative Events Management is structured to provide the necessary skills and insights practitioners need in order to manage discerning audiences, and to stay ahead of new developments in technology and shifts in markets.

By pairing academic rigour with the expertise harnessed from international events, we aim to enhance your professional practice, creative perspective and general approach, and encourage your critical evaluation of current industry norms.

The course is designed in consultation with industry experts, to empower you as a creative and entrepreneurial management practitioner to produce pioneering events, on either a local, national or international scale, and to add value to the business of event management.... [-]