MSc Public Management - offices overlooking the water

Students learn how to become an organisation’s best asset by successfully coordinating people, projects and resources. Students acquire the skills to become an effective manager. While learning about management in the context of economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility and globalisation, students also get the chance to put theory into practice during consultancy projects.

Key features

  • Students choose to specialise in a preferred area of interest during the final year, graduating with a named degree in Business Management with: Marketing, Leadership and Human Resource Management, Leadership Practice or International Management.
  • Embedded in our programmes is the opportunity to apply learning to real word scenarios through live consultancy projects with local, national and international businesses.
  • Students boost their employability with paid, real-world experience during an optional work placement year.
  • Students learn within a supportive environment mentored by a community of experienced academics.

Course details

Year 1

Students gain a solid understanding of management in a business and enterprise context, focusing on areas such as organisational behaviour, economics, accounting, entrepreneurship and marketing. Students also look into the ethical and sustainability issues of business, and complete a consultancy project.
Core modules
  • ACF103 Business Accounting
  • ECN1013 Introduction to Business Economics
  • ENT101 Entrepreneurial Thought and Action
  • HRL100 Organisational Behaviour
  • MKT110 Essentials of Marketing
  • STO102 World of Enterprise

Year 2

Students develop employability skills further by focusing on the practical techniques for managing people, operations, resources and projects, and their own career. Students also develop an understanding of professional development and employment planning, and hone vital decision making and research skills.
Core modules
  • EPIE200 Placement Preparation
  • HRL200 People Management
  • HRL201 Professional Development Planning
  • HRL203 Project Management
  • STO200 Introduction to Operations Management
  • STO202 Management Decision Making
Optional modules
  • DEAS200 Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Second Year Students
  • ELC203 English for Academic Purposes
  • ENT200 Enterprise and Innovation
  • FREX01 French 1
  • FREX02 French 2
  • SPNX01 Spanish 1
  • SPNX02 Spanish 2
  • STO204 Business Ethics
  • STO205 An Introduction to International Business
  • STO206 Shaping the Future: creating sustainable organisations

Optional placement year

Students gain valuable on-the-job experience through an optional placement year. Supported by a dedicated team, students undertake a paid position within a public or private sector organisation relevant to their interests.
Core modules
  • EPIE300 Placement Year
  • EPIE301 The Placement Project

Final year

The final year provides students with a lot of choice and the opportunity to study topics they are really interested in and/or want to specialise in. By choosing from a wide range of modules, students can tailor their degree and graduate with a specialist qualification. Modules and specialisms available include: entrepreneurship, marketing, international business and management, human resource management and leadership, and project management. Students also complete a research or consultancy project, which is also in an area of their choice.
Core modules
  • STO305 Project (Management Report)
  • STO306 Current Issues in Management
  • STO313 Strategic Management: Theory and Practice
Optional modules
  • DEAS300 Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students
  • ENT300 Enterprise Creation
  • HRL300 Organisational Leadership
  • HRL305 Human Resource Management
  • HRL306 Leadership Practice
  • HRL314 International Human Resource Management
  • HRL316 Managing Change
  • MAR330 Procurement Management Processes
  • MAR332 International Supply Chain Management
  • MKT310 International Marketing
  • MKT321 Marketing Management
  • STO300 Global Enterprise
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment. The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff

104- 120

A level: 104-120 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. This course considers general studies.

BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.

IB: 26 - 30 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.
English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4 Standard Level = 5

All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade 4/C or above.

English language requirements

How to apply

Applications should be made through our partner institution:

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