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The United Kingdom, located off the west coast of Europe, is one of the world’s most prestigious places to study for a master’s degree. The UK boasts a long and inspiring history that is clearly visible throughout the country, from the ancient formations at Stonehenge to the ultra-modern facilities built for the 2012 Olympics. The UK is at the forefront of higher education and has been for many centuries. The United Kingdom is synonymous with famous schools, charming villages, rolling hills, traditional pubs and a highly-exported culture of media, music, art, fashion and politics. In addition, the UK is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world with many top experts in several fields of study. A Master Degree in UK will be a culturally and intellectually stimulating experience.

The UK uses the traditional three-tiered bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and has nearly 300 universities and higher education institutions. Admission to a master’s program typically requires an application and proof of bachelor’s degree along with, in some cases, exams such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Non-native English speakers will also usually be required to demonstrate some level of proficiency on an exam before they are admitted to a program. Students should be sure to check with each institution where they are applying, because the entrance exams and English proficiency requirements vary widely by school and program of study. Some schools exempt graduates of UK universities from entrance exams.

Tuition and fees for master’s degrees vary widely as they are set by the specific program, school and nationality of the student. UK and EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens pay £3,500 to £9,000 per year, while international students pay £3,500 to £18,000 per year. However, scholarships are available for all students, and some scholarship programs are designated specifically for international students.

Many master’s programs in the UK can be completed in as little as one year, although some master’s degrees require two years of study. There are generally three types of master’s degrees. A “taught master’s” program results in a Master of Arts, Master of Science or specialty masters and typically requires one year of coursework and a research project. A “research master’s” program results in a Master of Research and also takes one year, but the entire year is devoted to research and a dissertation. Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are very popular and take from 1-2 years to complete. The UK provides an extremely welcoming environment for international students. More than 430,000 students from 180 different countries attend UK higher education institutes every year.

With tens of thousands of master’s programs to choose from across the UK, anyone can find a perfect fit. In addition to studying at world-class universities, non-native English speakers have the opportunity to perfect their language skills and enhance employment prospects worldwide. The UK has a diverse economy, so employment opportunities are plentiful for graduates in all types of professions. Major industry sectors include aerospace, business, finance, petroleum and mining.

Take that exciting next step toward your future education now and browse the course options below, or if you already know what you’re looking for, use the filter provided to narrow your search. Once you’ve found the courses that interest you, feel free to contact the universities that offer them to get answers to all your questions.

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Master of Finance

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. [+]

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. Pursue a career in corporate finance and make an impact within a multinational company. Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. Locations Start your program in Boston and have the option to rotate to up to two other Hult campuses for your electives as part of our Global Campus Rotation. Your Master of Finance 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 launch a career within the finance function of multinational companies. What you’ll learn Smart financial management decisions maximize shareholder and company value and limit risk. The role of the CFO and the company’s finance team is to optimize financial performance. They do this by looking for ways to fund investments, free up capital, and decrease costs. By understanding the nuts and bolts of the business and what drives the numbers, they also advise on which activities drive profitable growth. The Master of Finance degree is designed to give students this breadth of insight. Why Hult? At Hult’s Boston campus, you’ll be living among some of the brightest minds in the fields of accounting, investment management, and consulting with companies like PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG,... [-]

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB)

De Broc School of Business
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

This high ranking programme focuses on relevant and up-to date core management skills and it should be noted that the in-company learning plays a pivotal role in this master’s degree. [+]

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB) This high ranking programme focuses on relevant and up-to date core management skills and it should be noted that the in-company learning plays a pivotal role in this master’s degree. The Master in International Business (MIB) has been ranked 13th worldwide in the 2016 Financial Times Masters in Management ranking. The programme is designed and awarded by the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) and is delivered at De Broc School of Business in Central London. Course Requirements Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university (assessed by GEM admission board) English Proficiency: TOEFL – IBT: 94 (minimum of 22 in each band) IELTS – 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all areas) Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum of 63 Duration 24 months (12 months campus) [-]

MSc in Management - European Triple Degree - Grande Ecole

emlyon business school
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Lancaster

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

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. 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. The second year represents the opportunity for students to specialise: Change and Strategy at LMU, Corporate Finance at emlyon business school (European Campus in Lyon or Asian Campus in Shanghai) or Corporate Development at LUMS. As part of the MSc in Management - European Triple Degree, you will also have two internship periods allowing you to gain professional experience and develop your network. Students enrolled in this course will receive a triple degree diploma (emlyon business school + LMU + LUMS). Program... [-]

MSc Global Marketing

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 United Kingdom London

The MSc Global Marketing has been designed to provide you with an integrated knowledge of the contemporary theories and practices utilised within industry. You will acquire the tools and techniques necessary to build a successful marketing career within the growing global business environment. You will develop knowledge in key areas including consumer behaviour, marketing planning, branding and the use of digital technologies. [+]

In designing this programme, the University has built on decades of both academic and practitioner experience in the area of marketing, to produce a degree which reflects the increasingly global dynamic of modern business. The MSc Global Marketing has been designed to provide you with an integrated knowledge of the contemporary theories and practices utilised within industry. You will acquire the tools and techniques necessary to build a successful marketing career within the growing global business environment. You will develop knowledge in key areas including consumer behaviour, marketing planning, branding and the use of digital technologies. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the cross-cultural challenges within international business and you will develop the knowledge, marketing expertise and personal skills crucial within global marketing. The MSc Global Marketing programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of emerging themes and contemporary challenges faced by marketers operating in a global environment and the strategies, policies and practices key to address these challenges. You will enhance your student employability through participation in a wide-range of teaching and learning experiences including integrative case studies, group projects and presentations and industry speakers. [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course examines how an increasingly globalised economy requires commercial law to meet a variety of challenges, from the transactional to the regulatory to dispute resolution, and from shipping to finance to access to markets. [+]

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. LLM International Commercial Law The LLM International Commercial Law reflects international business in its diversity, innovation, and contemporary relevance. Spanning a number of specialist areas, this LLM allows you to study those topics that appeal to you, such as international trade, maritime law, private international law, intellectual property, public procurement, banking and finance, as well as those regimes created by the EU and the World Trade Organization. The school boasts an internationally renowned team of international commercial lawyers, combining established experts with exciting early-career scholars. Published scholarship is extensive, with every member of the academic staff engaged in high quality research. Key facts The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world’s top law schools, placing 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions, a Law School computer room, and a Law Reading... [-]

Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition to organisational models to stimulate commercial... [-]

Commercial Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

The degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to commercial law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the regulatory framework governing the conduct of trade, business and financial services set up by English and international law. [+]

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place, and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context by acquiring a systematic and critical understanding of the complex legal, economic, cultural and political issues informing the English and international regulations addressing commercial transactions you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Why study LLM Commercial Law at Middlesex? The teaching team in the School of Law at Middlesex University includes Dr Scott Morrison, a barrister and leading scholar in finance and banking law, and Dr Lijun Zhao, an expert on international trade law and international maritime law. Course highlights - This LLM degree introduces students to actual business disputes, exposing them to the changing nature both of commercial disputes and their settlement or resolution - Become conversant with case law, UK, EU and international statute pertinent to the conduct of business, together with trends and new issues arising as a result of both technological and regulatory change - In alternative to litigation, this course familiarises students with the range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms deployed in business contexts. [-]

Master in Creative Sound and Media Technology

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course is designed for individuals with experience of 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. This course is designed for individuals with experience of music technology and related disciplines. You’ll explore the field in more depth, and broaden your experience in interdisciplinary and multimedia work. Our staff and students have released numerous records (many as part of the Bristol underground bass scene), and have specialisms in audiovisual work, sound design, music for media, game audio, programming and lecturing (FE and HE). We have outstanding facilities in this area, including two fully-fledged TV studios and post-production audio suites. You’ll also have access to our world-leading Seeing Sound Visual Music symposium. Overview The course is designed to be flexible and to work around your individual interests and needs. You may choose to focus purely on sound throughout the course or you can add in multimedia elements. You’ll have a great deal of freedom to focus on the work you want to do. Even when you’re studying theory, you can focus... [-]

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2 Exemption), MArch

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. [+]

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. All students choose a design unit within which to undertake their project work, each unit has a different specialism across the themes of; digital surrealism, film and animation, bio-technology, art practice and contemporary culture. The units are led by a highly experienced team of internationally recognised design tutors. The first year of the programme starts by developing advanced skills in urban design and digital representation that can be applied to a major building project in conjunction with a professionally mentored 'Design Realisation' technical report. Additionally students are exposed to current theoretical trends that form the basis for ambitious speculations on contemporary architecture. The second year of study takes the aspirations of the students work to a higher level of professional and academic engagement with an integrated advanced architectural design project and a specialist theoretical and, or, technological thesis developed with respect to the students own interests and passions. The part-time mode is intended for students working in a supportive architectural practice and requires attendance two days a week over three years. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting... [-]

Masters in Executive Coaching (AMEC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 2 years May 2017 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. The programme takes a relational psychological perspective, which will deepen your clients’ self-awareness and their understanding of the web of key relationships in their organisation. The aim is to develop your ability to respond to, initiate and enable change through the coaching process. This programme has been developed by experienced coaching practitioners who have a combination of research, psychological and organisational development experience. Two of the programme modules have been awarded the EMCC European Quality Award (EQA) at Senior Practitioner level. There are five modules altogether but you don’t have to commit to the full degree programme until the end of Module 3. For Module 1 you have two options: Coaching for Organisation Consultants or Team Coaching for Consultants. As both of these modules are Open Programmes, you... [-]

MArch in Architectural Design (International)

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This two-year course is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 educational criteria. The course runs parallel to the MArch/Pg Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. It shares the same curriculum so you’ll join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment. [+]

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. MArch in Architectural Design (International) This two-year course is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 educational criteria. The course runs parallel to the MArch/Pg Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. It shares the same curriculum so you’ll join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment. You’ll develop skills in advanced design, analysis and architectural critique designing complex buildings in a variety of contexts and addressing social, cultural and environmental issues. This course demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation. You’ll study Year 1 The first year of study is centred on consolidating your architectural design skills. You’ll be introduced to the idea of architecture as a responsive solution to fundamental social issues. You'll take a subject class in an area of expertise aligned to the research in the department and research and produce a dissertation on a topic of personal interest related to design. Year 2 You’ll undertake a significant architectural project on which you're required to take a standpoint on contemporary architectural issues. This is developed through a theme that reflects your own interests and creative ambitions and is supported by subject classes. You’ll also attend a taught course in professional studies and a series of guest lectures. Students progressing from the Diploma to Masters undertake an additional semester of study to pursue an aspect of the thesis project to a greater level... [-]

Health and Social Science Research Methods - MRes

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. [+]

This course covers research methods, statistics and broader research skills and will enable students to design, conduct and write up robust research studies. Students will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of their choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff. The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. Employability & Careers​ A postgraduate qualification in health or social science research provides an excellent foundation for a career in research, as a health professional who carries out and publishes research in their field, or for anyone planning to go on to complete a PhD. Evidence based practice means that a knowledge and understanding of research is essential in all health related domains so that health care providers are able to interpret previous research findings, as well as contributing to the process of designing and carrying out research projects. Entry Requirements​ A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject is normally required. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually. [-]

International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. In partnership with Heriot Watt University (UK), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain) and TUM School of Management, Germany Start date: September 
Duration: 16 months + Master Thesis
 Format: Full Time Fee: € 16,500 for European candidates and € 18,500 for non-European candidates Teaching language: English
 Location: MIP Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), TUM School of Manangement (Germany), Beijing Jiaotong University School of Economics and Management (China) Required qualification: 3 year Bachelor's degree in a scientific or technical discipline (minimum 180 ECTS) 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. The course places great emphasis on fostering an integrative teaching approach aimed at developing the ability of students to tackle issues in an interdisciplinary manner, while additionally providing an overview of general management concepts, such as marketing and accounting, through an industrial context. The programme also offers, through close collaboration with associated industrial and service... [-]

MBiol Integrated Masters in Biology

Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Chatham

A biology graduate's career can lie within a broad range of areas, such as in the agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, health, biotechnology, biomedical and ecology sectors. [+]

MBiol Integrated Masters in Biology A biology graduate's career can lie within a broad range of areas, such as in the agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, health, biotechnology, biomedical and ecology sectors. Increasingly, employment opportunities are becoming more global through EU organisations and in the international biological and ecological science sectors. A key element of the programme will be development of the qualities and knowledge profile required to fit the needs of biology-related industries and employers. The MBIOL programme is jointly run by scientists from the Department of Life and Sports Science and the Natural Resources Institute. These departments have a wide range of sophisticated laboratories, which are well equipped to support delivery of biology courses to master's level. Staff members delivering the programme are internationally recognised in their fields, bringing the experience of their innovative research and consultancy work. The aims of the programme are to: Provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary understanding of biology, from the molecular to the global level Develop the learning, analytical, critical and presentational skills to support lifetime learning and career development Investigate, document and analyse living systems and understand underlying philosophical, ethical and scientific paradigms relevant to biology Provide the understanding, knowledge portfolio and skills needed to thrive in industry, academia or public sector locally and globally Prepare graduates for employment opportunities in the biotechnology, biomedical science, environmental consultancy, agribusiness and sustainable development sectors. Key facts Location Faculty of Engineering and Science University of Greenwich Medway Campus, Kent ME4 4TB, UK Assessment A mix of course work,... [-]

European Master of Professional Photography

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The European Master of Professional Photography is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on the business management of the profession. [+]

Masters in United Kingdom 2017. This program certified by EABHES – lasting for 14 months in total – comprises three phases: The Professional Photography in one-year Program, from September to May. The Expert Modules, from the end of May to the end of July (cf. below). The planning and elaboration of the Master project, which needs to be submitted to a jury twice: an oral defense of the pre-project allows the students to validate their professional projects’ feasibility and coherence; the final jury’s comments assess the projects’ future implementation. So as to obtain the credits necessary to validate the European Master, students need to have a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS, in any subject, not necessarily photography) and need to pass a foreign language test at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. As for the language tests accepted: TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge exams for non-native English speakers; for English natives any official language diploma at B2 level in a European language that is not their mother tongue. What are the Expert Modules? The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication, advanced studio photography and photo reportage, combining theory and practice. For 8 weeks in total, participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise. Students can enroll... [-]