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Professor Susan Millns, Dean of the Graduate College

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This flexible course will enhance your effectiveness and confidence in the workplace.

The suite of courses has been recognised by the Chartered Management Institute, the UK's only chartered body that awards management and leadership qualifications.

The course provides a rounded introduction to the principles of management and is designed to have immediate relevance and application in your current role whilst also providing potential for future progression in both study and career.

Entry requirements

If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.

and relevant experience

All about the course

The MA consists of one taught module: Research Methods (20 credits) and a Management Research Report module (40 Credits) of 10,000-12,000 words. This typically takes six months to complete. The focus is on your personal development as managers and on the managerial techniques, knowledge and skills that are required in the working environment. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to apply your studies to your organisation and to discuss your experiences in class to create a dynamic learning environment. As many students are already in management positions, the opportunity to share in the experience of your peer group is an invaluable part of the course.

Module information

Core/optional modules

*Modules subject to validation

How you’ll learn

Prospective students who have an equivalent level qualification or who have substantial Senior Management experience may be eligible for entry to the MA via the process of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). In either case, course members will normally be required to currently hold a management position.

Course Outline

The MA consists of one taught module: Research Methods (20 credits) and a Management Research Report module (40 Credits) of 11,000-15,000 words. This typically takes six months to complete.

Management Research Report

This will involve a detailed examination of contextual and methodological factors and result in well supported proposals for modification of existing relevant management practices. You will be allocated a tutor who will advise as appropriate and who will also act as an examiner of the completed report.


Following an initial session to discuss the suitability of projects that might be undertaken, students attend the Research Methods module. The successful completion of the Research Methods module is a pre-condition of further progress – this progress is therefore dependent upon the approval of the student’s full proposal of the area/topic to be investigated. Regular reports on progress are required from the student – these are built into the period of registration.

Prospective members are then registered for the MA and have nine months to complete.

This MA is the ideal way for anyone who wants to enhance their employability by attaining a full Masters degree.

Dr Jake MonkProgramme Director, MA Management Studies

How you’ll be assessed

Coursework, including written reports, assignments, presentations and case studies. Additionally, for the MA, a Management Research Report is required.

Your future career

Many successful candidates from this course benefit from using their newfound qualification and confidence to progress their careers with their current employer, or to use it to secure promotions or new employment elsewhere. Other candidates have used the qualification to improve what they are undertaking within their current role.


2021/22 tuition fees for this course

  UK Overseas
Full-time N/A N/A
Part-time £3,840 N/A

20% Alumni Discount

We offer alumni discounts on CCCU Postgraduate Taught, PGCE Primary and Secondary, and Masters by Research courses for eligible students.

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Important Information on Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2021/22 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.


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