Birkbeck, University of London

Introduction

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education.

The history of Birkbeck

On the evening of 11 November 1823, around 2000 people flocked to the Crown and Anchor Tavern on the Strand to witness Dr George Birkbeck and his supporters, including Jeremy Bentham, JC Hobhouse MP and H Brougham MP, discuss education for the working men of London. From this grew the London Mechanics’ Institute, dedicated to the education of working people, formally created on 2 December at the same location.

This foundation meant that, for the first time, artisans and craftsmen could learn about science, art and economics – a concept so controversial that Dr Birkbeck was accused of 'scattering the seeds of evil'. Undeterred, Dr Birkbeck called his supporters to action: 'Now is the time for the universal benefits of the blessings of knowledge.' Many donors were convinced by the important mission and enough money was raised to open the College and push forward a radical new vision. Seven years later, the Institution took a further radical step by becoming one of the first colleges to admit women as students.

By 1858, Birkbeck was the first choice for students who wanted a university education but who could not afford to study full-time. This role was formalised in 1920, when Birkbeck officially became part of the University of London.

Mission statement

The principal aims of Birkbeck are to:

  • Provide part-time higher education courses which meet the changing educational, cultural, personal and career needs of adults; in particular those who live or work in the London region.
  • Enable adult students from diverse social and educational backgrounds to participate in our courses.
  • Maintain and develop excellence in research and provide the highest quality research training in all our subject areas.
  • Make available the results of research, and the expertise acquired, through teaching, publication, partnerships with other organisations and the promotion of civic and public debate.

The key supporting objectives are to:

  • Offer our students an integrated range of flexible, research-led courses across all levels of provision.
  • Achieve and maintain strong research cultures in support of interdisciplinary work in each school and faculty.
  • Ensure the College provides an inclusive working and learning environment for its students and staff so that all may develop to their full potential.
  • Develop the College’s capacity to respond rapidly to new and changing opportunities in higher and further education.
  • Develop sustainable partnerships within the London region and beyond.

Charitable status

Birkbeck, University of London is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act. Under the Charities Act 2011, universities are supervised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as principal regulator, who are charged with ensuring the Universities fulfil their obligations under Charity Law.

International partnerships

Birkbeck is proud to have a number of strategically important partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities.

All of Birkbeck’s international partnerships have been designed to allow the free exchange of ideas and to promote training for academic staff, whilst progression agreements have been articulated to allow overseas students to combine their studies with a degree at Birkbeck.

  • SWUFE
  • DUFE
  • BIT
  • University of Sao Paolo
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Birkbeck also has agreements with the following global universities:

  • Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian
  • Columbia University
  • The Federal University of Goias
  • The State University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Villanova University
  • University of Pretoria

Governance

Birkbeck's governance structures ensure that it has effective strategic leadership and executive management to fulfil its mission as a leading research and evening teaching institution.

  • Governors: The Governing Body, referred to in the College as Governors, is collectively responsible for overseeing all of Birkbeck’s activities.
  • Committees: Governors and College management are supported by a number of committees. Their role is to oversee and advise on specific areas of activity and, in certain cases, to exercise powers delegated to them by the Governing Body.
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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Advanced Computing Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. [+]

This is a specialised programme of study of advanced computing technologies, data science and data analytics focusing on areas of expertise and research specialisation within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Modules cover state-of-the-art techniques in areas including the management and analysis of 'big data', software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis.

You will gain specialist knowledge of the above areas, which you can then employ in analysis of problems arising in the use of advanced computing technologies, evaluation and application of technologies, and research into, and development of, new technologies.... [-]


MSc Business Innovation with E-Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. [+]

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation.

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Business Innovation with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. [+]

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation.

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world.

The programme is also offered with specialisation in E-Business or International Technology Management.... [-]


MSc Business Innovation with International Technology Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world. [+]

Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation.

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Career Management and Coaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree in career management and coaching combines an in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills, the development of research skills and the academic study of behaviour at work. [+]

This Master's degree in career management and coaching combines an in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills, the development of research skills and the academic study of behaviour at work. The programme aims to equip coaches, consultants and HR professionals to work with groups and individuals at relational depth in organisations. It will enable you to critically evaluate theory, research and practice in these fields.

It is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus on adult career management and coaching. It attracts individuals working in a wide range of settings and organisational contexts, and provides excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking.... [-]


MSc Cognition and Computation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate degree studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour. It integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware. [+]

This postgraduate degree studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour. It integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware.

Key topics include: the nature of computational explanation; general principles of cognition; methodology of computational modelling; theories of the cognitive architecture; symbol systems; connectionism; neural computation; and case studies in computational cognitive modelling.

The programme involves intensive training in experimental design and methodology, building computational models and carrying out a substantial piece of original research.... [-]


MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. [+]

This intensive programme in computing provides a good grounding for working in the information technology industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. The degree is designed for graduates who are new to computer science.

Why study this course at Birkbeck? Designed for graduates of subjects other than computing who would like to embark on a career in IT. Also ideal if you are working in IT and want to update your skills and place them in a broader context, while obtaining a formal qualification. Accredited as partially meeting the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) by the British Computer Society. You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Careers and employability ... [-]

MSc Computing for the Financial Services

Campus Part time October 2018 United Kingdom London

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. [+]

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of the subject, you acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.

If you are new to the subject, this MSc provides the foundation for a career in IT within the financial services industry, and if you already work in IT, it provides an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and update your skills specifically for finance while obtaining a formal qualification.... [-]


MSc Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The main aim of this Master's degree is to provide a postgraduate-level education for those interested in studying the complex and changing relationships between business corporations, their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, etc.) and the societies in which they operate. [+]

The main aim of this Master's degree is to provide a postgraduate-level education for those interested in studying the complex and changing relationships between business corporations, their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, etc.) and the societies in which they operate.

The economic and financial aspects of corporate governance relationships have long been of concern to those in the business and investment communities, and in recent years the social, political and moral aspects of these relationships have also become a major public concern. This programme aims to address both these sets of issues and to meet the needs of people wishing to engage critically with the policy aspects of corporate governance as well as those wishing to be involved professionally in the direction and regulation of companies and the management or trusteeship of pension funds and other investments.... [-]


MSc Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding, to stimulate critical thinking and to practise problem-focused decision-making on a range of economic, social and environmental issues that affect the operation of contemporary organisations. [+]

Corporate responsibility and sustainability have become significant issues for a wide range of organisations and for the managers who work within them. A broad range of reasons underpin this increase in significance, such as high-profile corporate scandals; a growing need to demonstrate accountability, transparency and sustainability; a decreasing tolerance for corporate excess and irresponsibility; as well as the need to protect corporate reputation and to develop brand loyalty and competitive advantage.

The MSc Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding, to stimulate critical thinking and to practise problem-focused decision-making on a range of economic, social and environmental issues that affect the operation of contemporary organisations. It will be of benefit to those individuals who either have already acquired an appreciation of corporate responsibility and sustainability through their career and wish to develop further insights into this subject, or those who have limited knowledge of the subject and wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of it or use the knowledge gained to embark on a career in this sector.... [-]


MSc Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, and goes on to discuss the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems. [+]

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, and goes on to discuss the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems.

You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.... [-]


MSc Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students on the Birkbeck MSc Finance obtain excellent specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance and advanced pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. [+]

Specialist knowledge of finance is increasingly valued in commercial firms, government and academia. Students on the Birkbeck MSc Finance obtain excellent specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance and advanced pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. They also learn the latest econometrics and numerical analysis skills that are important in the marketplace. The course is demanding and challenging; applicants should have strong intellectual ability and should be willing to work hard.

The MSc Finance programmes at Birkbeck reflect the long-running experience in cutting-edge, research-led, evening teaching at Birkbeck.... [-]


MSc Financial Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a thorough grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics, and examines why financial markets are prone to crises, studying the details of past and present crises, and subsequent policy responses. [+]

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a thorough grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques, as well as microeconomics, and examines why financial markets are prone to crises, studying the details of past and present crises, and subsequent policy responses.

You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests, and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.... [-]


MSc Financial Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree in financial engineering offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks. Training is provided in programming, numerical methods and statistics, and you will be given a grounding in pricing and risk management techniques. [+]

This Master's degree in financial engineering offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks. Training is provided in programming, numerical methods and statistics, and you will be given a grounding in pricing and risk management techniques.

A key feature is the emphasis on computational methods and implementation of the pricing and risk management techniques learnt. You will complete modules in programming, numerical methods and financial statistics, and all the modules are illustrated by computer examples.

Economics and finance at Birkbeck have acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of research but also for the quality of training. Employers recognise the quality of Birkbeck graduates in economics and finance. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training, whether they are studying full-time or part-time. We aim to produce world-class graduates who have a proven record of success in a tough learning environment.... [-]


MSc Financial Risk Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme is demanding and challenging. [+]

In the wake of the recent financial crises, a better understanding of financial risk management will play an extremely important role.

The MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme is demanding and challenging. Its intention is to equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools needed to tackle practical real-world problems in financial risk management.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the expertise to:

identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets understand the role of financial derivative products, their use (and misuse) and how they are priced analyse financial data and specifically build risk models, detect trends in data, test a given hypothesis and forecast future values build an investment portfolio (of risky assets) and carefully monitor its performance through time. Why study this course at Birkbeck? Combines a high level of academic rigour with a solid grounding in practical problem-solving skills. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere. Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, which includes providing training for the Treasury and the Bank of England The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics stands among the foremost research groups in the country. Course structure ... [-]

MSc Human Resource Development and Consultancy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree focuses on human resource development (HRD): a strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance within the workplace. [+]

This Master's degree focuses on human resource development (HRD): a strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance within the workplace.

The design of this programme recognises that the barriers that once separated specialists in areas such as training, management development and organisational learning are disappearing, while new approaches, such as talent and knowledge management, are gaining increasing traction in both academic and practitioner communities. It further recognises the need for HRD practitioners, whether working within an HR department, independently, or within a consultancy organisation, to critically evaluate their own practice and design and deliver HRD approaches that meet the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce.... [-]


MSc Human Resource Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop a critical understanding of people and organisations. It focuses on strategic and individual-level improvements, through assessment of the role of human resource management (HRM) in modern organisations, the issues involved in developing strategic aims (including on an international basis), employment relations, and selecting, motivating and developing staff. [+]

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop a critical understanding of people and organisations. It focuses on strategic and individual-level improvements, through assessment of the role of human resource management (HRM) in modern organisations, the issues involved in developing strategic aims (including on an international basis), employment relations, and selecting, motivating and developing staff. You will also acquire applied research skills.

The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Why study this course at Birkbeck? Enhance or develop your career in human resources, management, training and development or consultancy. Develop a critical understanding of human resource management, organisational behaviour and employment relations theory and practice. Benefit from Birkbeck’s renowned quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. Study by flexible learning methods combining face-to-face and network learning. Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support. Course structure ... [-]

MSc in Accounting and Financial Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a generalist MSc and will be relevant to those who wish to pursue a career in accounting and those who require a thorough knowledge of accounting as budget holders. We seek students from different areas in business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background. [+]

This is a generalist MSc and will be relevant to those who wish to pursue a career in accounting and those who require a thorough knowledge of accounting as budget holders. We seek students from different areas in business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background.

We take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the subject, which offers you an innovative way of learning about topics that cannot be pigeonholed into one particular area. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find our class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Information Systems and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This mid-career Master's degree in Information Systems and Management is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. [+]

This mid-career Master's degree in Information Systems and Management is designed for those with a degree in information systems, computing or management; or those with extensive experience in the use of information systems in organisations, or the management of IT. It will build on your understanding of information systems and management, offering the opportunity to study at an advanced level within or across several areas, including information systems project management, development and change management, and computing-based innovation.

Students who complete the programme successfully will have gained an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in their chosen area of study, which they will be able to use in: analysis of problems; evaluation of technology options; deployment of appropriate solutions; and research into, or development and deployment of, new information-based technologies.... [-]


MSc Information Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme covers practical aspects of information systems development, modern management topics and professionalism in IT. If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the programme aims to provide opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills. [+]

This programme covers practical aspects of information systems development, modern management topics and professionalism in IT. If you already have experience of working in the IT industry, the programme aims to provide opportunities for broadening and deepening your knowledge and skills. If you do not have previous experience, the programme aims to provide a platform for a career in the IT industry.

You will gain an advanced level of understanding of computers, computing, software development, and how to design and implement software systems. The programme also covers the use of information systems in organisations, and the management of IT and information systems.

Why study this course at Birkbeck? Provides graduates who have a first degree in a subject other than computing with knowledge of information systems, computing and management of IT. Gain an in-depth knowledge for problem analysis, evaluation of technology options, systems development, technology-driven organisational change and technology-based innovation. Develop foundations for continuing on to an MPhil/PhD programme in information systems or technology management. You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Careers and employability ... [-]

MSc in Mathematical Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Birkbeck's MSc Mathematical Finance offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks, enabling you to seek employment in financial institutions, including regulator bodies. [+]

The market for postgraduate training in quantitative finance is evolving, with a change in the skillset that employers demand. Birkbeck's MSc Mathematical Finance offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks, enabling you to seek employment in financial institutions, including regulator bodies.

You will be trained in programming, numerical methods and statistics, and given a grounding in pricing and risk management techniques. A key feature is the emphasis on computational methods and implementation of the pricing and risk management techniques learnt. You will complete modules in programming, numerical methods and financial statistics, and many topics are illustrated by computer examples.... [-]


MSc in Occupational Psychology

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. [+]

This Master's degree is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations.

You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour.

The degree focuses on discussions of current research, with the aim of encouraging you to engage in critical thinking and reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire basic applied research skills.

Why study this course at Birkbeck? Enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy. The Department of Organizational Psychology is renowned for its quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. Flexible study allows you to study from home, at work or abroad. Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support. Course structure ... [-]

MSc International Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of key issues in international business and management, with a particular focus on how firms might internationalise and develop effective international business strategies to address business threats and opportunities in the international market. [+]

This programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of key issues in international business and management, with a particular focus on how firms might internationalise and develop effective international business strategies to address business threats and opportunities in the international market.

The programme combines specialist taught courses with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. You also complete a dissertation on a topic covered by the programme, supervised by a member of staff undertaking research within that area.

Students completing the programme develop knowledge, skills and the competency to be able to analyse critical issues in international business with both qualitative and quantitative methods, and to design and implement international business strategy and policy development. It is particularly relevant if you are, or would like to be, a manager with responsibility for international business and policy affairs in a private or public sector organisation.... [-]


MSc International Business and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is suitable for graduates who are, or seek to be, employed in relevant government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies or private companies involved in, or related to, international business and economic development. It also provides a foundation for those wishing to undertake doctoral research in international business and development. [+]

The pace of the globalisation of national economies has accelerated in recent years, and this has led to a more dynamic relationship between international business activities and economic and social development.

This programme is suitable for graduates who are, or seek to be, employed in relevant government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies or private companies involved in, or related to, international business and economic development. It also provides a foundation for those wishing to undertake doctoral research in international business and development.

Topics covered include international business and economic and social development, international business strategies in both developed and emerging markets, public sector management, sustainable livelihoods and sustainable development, impact assessment, and resource and environmental management.... [-]


MSc International Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme will prepare you to pursue a career in management with multinational companies or companies engaged in international business; and to progress, if desired, to one of Birkbeck's research degree programmes. [+]

This programme will prepare you to pursue a career in management with multinational companies or companies engaged in international business; and to progress, if desired, to one of Birkbeck's research degree programmes.

It fosters the development of a broad-based knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

The essentials of cross-border management theory and practice, and the core principles and practice of business and organisations in an international context. The design and implementation of strategy at different levels of the corporate organisation, particularly in an international dimension. A range of optional subjects in international business and management as well as specific functional areas that will broaden the scope of learning in international management, and its interface with international business. The analysis of conceptual and practical issues in international management through the pursuit of the dissertation, thus fostering powers of critical analysis and independent judgement to frame solutions to complex managerial problems in international business organisations. Personal skills development and generic skills that are transferable to a wide range of research, teaching and work situations, including the skills of self-discipline, reflection, analysis, communication, leadership and lifelong learning. ... [-]

MSc International Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme will provide you with a high-level, comprehensive and rigorous understanding of the relevance of international marketing, allowing you to develop insights into marketing decision-making in a global cultural context. [+]

This programme will provide you with a high-level, comprehensive and rigorous understanding of the relevance of international marketing, allowing you to develop insights into marketing decision-making in a global cultural context. The programme will enable you to link theory and practice, to identify ethical practice, and to engage in critical thinking and problem-focused decision-making that can be applied in a general international business setting.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Investment Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

If you are interested in a career in investment, in financial institutions, or any in other financial management-related jobs, then this degree will equip you with the required knowledge and skills. The syllabus is designed to develop your quantitative analysis skills, enabling you to critically analyse financial investment proposals and empirical applications of corporate finance. [+]

This is a challenging and demanding programme that covers up-to-date topics in empirical finance. If you are interested in a career in investment, in financial institutions, or any in other financial management-related jobs, then this degree will equip you with the required knowledge and skills. The syllabus is designed to develop your quantitative analysis skills, enabling you to critically analyse financial investment proposals and empirical applications of corporate finance.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Learning Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree in learning technologies provides the technical and pedagogical knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating learning technologies from the perspective of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science techniques, learning theory and teaching practice. [+]

This Master's degree in learning technologies provides the technical and pedagogical knowledge necessary for designing, developing and evaluating learning technologies from the perspective of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science techniques, learning theory and teaching practice. It develops a sound foundation for entry to a career in learning technologies or to a research degree in the subject.

Why study this course at Birkbeck? Provides academic grounding for the profession of learning technologist. Taught by senior academics from 2 world-class departments at Birkbeck and the Institute of Education.You will have access to facilities at both institutions. Distinctive in its twin focus on computer science and learning theory that together underpin the optimal development of learning technologies. You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK, and abroad. Careers and employability ... [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme has a flexible structure, which allows you to choose to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise. [+]

This programme has a flexible structure, which allows you to choose to concentrate on a general background in business and management or to focus on a specialist area. Whichever you choose, the programme provides a solid grounding in key aspects in management and draws upon the Department of Management's areas of research expertise.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Management Consultancy and Organisational Change

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique and innovative programme blends management consultancy theory and practice from the viewpoint of organisational and strategic change. It offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities to operate as a successful consultant. [+]

degree by evening study

This unique and innovative programme blends management consultancy theory and practice from the viewpoint of organisational and strategic change. It offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities to operate as a successful consultant.

The programme is designed from the perspective of practising consultants and provides a unique combination of the latest theoretical thinking on strategic management with practical insights into successful organisational change. You will learn to apply the tools and techniques used by some of the most successful management consultancies.

The programme will enable you to put your knowledge, strategic thinking and imagination to work with other talented people in a supportive academic environment that encourages teamwork and active engagement in the learning process.... [-]


MSc Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

In this programme, you will be introduced to the foundation of marketing, the theoretical underpinnings, the marketing mixes, and current issues and future trends of marketing. [+]

Marketing is the process by which companies determine what products or services may be of interest to customers, and the strategy to use in sales, communications and business development. In this programme, you will be introduced to the foundation of marketing, the theoretical underpinnings, the marketing mixes, and current issues and future trends of marketing. You will be confronted with a number of relevant issues, including branding, customer relationship management, e-marketing and green marketing. The programme of study is up to date, intellectually inspiring and relevant.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Marketing Communications

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme explores and investigates the marketing communications business, how marketing communications work, how to plan a marketing communications campaign, and ethical considerations when implementing marketing communications in practice. [+]

Marketing communications are messages and related media used to communicate with a market. This programme explores and investigates the marketing communications business, how marketing communications work, how to plan a marketing communications campaign, and ethical considerations when implementing marketing communications in practice.

You will demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of marketing communications issues and how marketers define and solve problems, and will gain an appreciation of how the marketing communications function relates to other business functions.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Mathematical Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Birkbeck's MSc Mathematical Finance offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks, enabling you to seek employment in financial institutions, including regulator bodies. [+]

The market for postgraduate training in quantitative finance is evolving, with a change in the skillset that employers demand. Birkbeck's MSc Mathematical Finance offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks, enabling you to seek employment in financial institutions, including regulator bodies.

You will be trained in programming, numerical methods and statistics, and given a grounding in pricing and risk management techniques. A key feature is the emphasis on computational methods and implementation of the pricing and risk management techniques learnt. You will complete modules in programming, numerical methods and financial statistics, and many topics are illustrated by computer examples.... [-]


MSc Organizational Behaviour

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Master's degree in organisational behaviour is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour. [+]

This Master's degree in organisational behaviour is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of people and organisations.

You will gain a broad knowledge base in occupational psychology and organisational behaviour.

The degree focuses on discussions of current research, with the aim of encouraging you to engage in critical thinking and reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire basic applied research skills.

Why study this course at Birkbeck? Enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy. Our Department of Organizational Psychology is renowned for its quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. Flexible study allows you to study from home, at work or abroad. Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support. Course structure ... [-]

MSc Sport Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. [+]

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport sector.

It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, governing bodies, media organisations, members of supporters’ organisations, and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries.... [-]


MSc Sport Management and Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by providing specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and marketing. [+]

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by providing specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and marketing.

It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It also provides an understanding of the relevance of marketing for sports organisations.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


MSc Sport Management and the Business of Football

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport sector. [+]

This programme is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by combining specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and economics with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. It covers several key areas, such as governance and regulatory issues, with emphasis on the wider sport sector.

It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of management, governance and regulatory issues within the business of sport. It is ideally suited to the needs of executives within a variety of sport organisations, such as professional sport clubs, governing bodies, media organisations, members of supporters’ organisations, and local government officials with responsibilities in the leisure field, as well as people with a general interest in the sport and media industries.... [-]


MSc Sport Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of marketing, and how it applies to the sport industry. It provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of generic marketing subjects and looks at how the principles and processes of marketing apply to the sport industry. [+]

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop their understanding of marketing, and how it applies to the sport industry. It provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of generic marketing subjects and looks at how the principles and processes of marketing apply to the sport industry.

The programme is ideally suited to the needs of executives within football clubs and media organisations, officers of football and sport regulatory bodies, as well as people with a general interest in the sport, football and media industries.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.... [-]


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