Management MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Duration and mode of study
2.5 years by distance learning. This course is also available via campus-based study.
There will be a start date in February, May, August and November each year with study commencing on the first day of each month.
We are now accepting applications for the 1 February 2014 start date. If you wish to apply, the deadline for us to receive your application with full supporting documents is Monday 6th January 2014. Find out more information about how to apply.
Payment and registration for February 2014
The deadline for cleared payment (initial fee payment to have been received and cleared into the University’s account) is Tuesday 21st January 2014.
The deadline for registration is midnight UK time, Thursday 23rd January 2014.
- Possession of a good UK honours degree or its overseas equivalent
OR an acceptable professional qualification
- OR possession of either the University of Leicester’s Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester’s Professional Diploma in Management
Also, if your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for the Management MSc, please complete our eligibility form for further guidance.
Choose the right level for you
If you do not feel ready to commit to following the full MSc in Management programme you may instead choose to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Management. The Postgraduate Certificate comprises modules one-five of the MSc programme (ie stage one only) and the Postgraduate Diploma comprises modules one-nine (ie stages one-two only). The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma are recognised postgraduate qualifications in their own right, but students who register for these programmes but subsequently wish to continue and complete the MSc may do so (subject to successful completion of all components of the Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate and payment of a nominal administrative charge).
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
February 2014 and May 2014
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,680
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £6,144
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £2,880
You will have the option to pay:
- Your full tuition fee course on initial registration or
- Half of your course fee on initial registration (the final half of your course fee will be due on the anniversary of your initial registration) or
- Over six instalments over the first two years of your study (three instalments if you are studying the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma)
The University accepts a range of payment methods.
The course endeavours to provide a stimulating and intellectually demanding environment, in which you are encouraged to engage critically with the academic literature, case studies and business projects.
You will develop a critical understanding of the economic, social and political environments which affect organisational life.
You will study seven core modules and then choose two elective modules followed by Research Methods and your 15,000 word dissertation. Please visit the department website for module descriptions.
|1||Foundations of Professional Knowledge and Skills||Assignment|
|3||The Business Environment||Examination|
|4||Principles and Practices of Marketing||Examination|
|5||Accountability, Representation and Control||Assignment|
|6||Critical Perspectives on Management||Examination|
|7||Management in a Global Context||Examination|
|8 & 9||Two Electives (options)||2 Assignments|
Teaching and assessment methods
As a distance learning student you will be supported by a dedicated team of tutors and support staff. Studying away from the campus is enabled through bespoke module study books - available in hard copy and electronically - and Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. You will be assessed at the end of each module either by a piece of written coursework or by examination. Exams are usually held in the UK on a Saturday (exam days in other countries may vary). If you do not live close to one of our regular exam venues we can arrange for you to take the exam in a local city for a nominal administrative charge. Students based in the UK are expected to travel to Leicester to take their exams.
Distance Learning Advisers
T: +44(0)116 252 5377