Distance Learning - Courses
Why Study Management at Leicester
- The research talents within the School of Management are far-reaching and this research feeds directly into our teaching, allowing you to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in your area of interest.
- Our MBA and MSc courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer you many opportunities for career enhancement.
- The Leicester MBA is AMBA accredited. AMBA accreditation is internationally recognised as the global standard for all MBA programmes, meaning you can be confident of our quality.
- Most of our business courses have professional recognition from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), allowing you to study a high quality qualification which has real credibility with employers.
- Our wide range of elective modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests and also with the skills and knowledge to move into a variety of careers or into further postgraduate research.
- Our programmes are designed to benefit you as an individual and enable you to contribute to the success of your organisation.
- We are one of the UK’s largest providers of distance learning management education. Our distance learning MBA and MSc Finance, Management and Marketing students follow exactly the same curriculum and receive exactly the same qualification as their campus-based counterparts.
Postgraduate Study in the School of Management
We offer the following courses by supported, flexible distance learning:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- MSc in Finance
- MSc in Management
- MSc in Marketing
- Masters by Research (MRes)
- Doctorate in Social Science
The timetable of study that we expect you to take through your programme will allow you to complete your programme in 30 months; we call this the 'normal period of registration'.
We also offer the option of an alternative intense timetable which would allow you to complete your studies in 24 months. Whichever timetable you choose to follow, the maximum period of registration for the programme is four years. This means that you must complete all modules and the dissertation within four years. The maximum period of registration allows you to take a break during your study if something unexpected happens.
February, May, August, November each year.
Each course consists of three stages.
Stage One comprises five core modules. During Stage Two you study two core and two elective modules. Each module session is of three months’ duration and modules are studied one after the other, in order. You will then undertake your dissertation which forms Stage Three of the programme. During this final stage you will review a range of alternative research methods and undertake a research project which provides you with an opportunity to examine in depth a topic of relevance to your own interests. This provides you with the opportunity to integrate concepts, techniques and competencies acquired during the course of the programme.
Study Format and Workload
Our distance learning programmes can be studied on a flexible basis at a pace to suit you. The programme can be completed in a minimum period of 24 months up to a maximum of 48 months. You will study the core subject areas and then choose two elective modules from a wide range of subjects covering all the main areas of interest in management. You will finish the final part of your programme by completing the dissertation (15,000 words).
The programme is assessed by a mixture of continuous assessment and examination. Candidates will complete a piece of assessed work for each of the modules.
You can find out about our part time undergraduate management programmes by visiting the Institute of Lifelong Learning's page. For information about studying for a PhD by distance learning please visit the Research Degrees page.