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MSc|Postgraduate Taught


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Entry requirements
1 year (Full-time)
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The MSc in Management is an exciting one-year full-time programme, designed for students coming from non-business or management backgrounds who seek to augment their initial degree or pivot towards a thriving career in management. This programme provides comprehensive education on various aspects of management while simultaneously honing vital skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication to become practice-ready for a 21st century workforce.

Centred on enhancing students' employability skills, the programme offers opportunities to manage real-life business challenges, establish professional networks with employers and alumni, engage in a dynamic culturally diverse learning atmosphere, and utilise world-class facilities.

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including fundamental management disciplines like Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain, and People Management. Furthermore, it also includes topics addressing contemporary management issues such as data-driven decision-making using AI and analytics, as well as ethical business decision-making.

In order to apply knowledge and skills in a comprehensive manner, a culminating module focussing on leading change is included in the curriculum. This module provides students with the necessary skills to adeptly manage organisational changes within a dynamic environment, addressing contemporary management topics such as sustainability, risk management, ethical considerations, responsible business practices, technological advancements, and more. It is aimed at utilising insights gained from various other modules within the programme to offer a well-rounded understanding of effective leadership in evolving contexts. Additionally, a dedicated module on employability prepares students to utilise the academic skills they have acquired to enhance their employment prospects in the 21st-century job market.

Management highlights

Student Experience

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials and case studies. Lectures are also often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will also have opportunities to make presentations and to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, improving your communication and leadership skills.

World Class Facilities

Queen’s Business School (QBS) has recently undergone an innovative expansion that establishes a benchmark of global excellence for one of the top business schools in the UK and Ireland. A stunning new 6,000 square metre building, adjacent to the listed red-brick Riddel Hall has been designed with the latest digital infrastructure for media lecture capture, TED Talk provision and collaborative breakout sessions.

Career Development

A distinctive module focused on Developing Careers and Employability Skills is committed to improving students’ readiness for the job market. Facilitated by a dedicated careers team, students will gain insights into pertinent employment prospects and refine essential skills crucial for establishing thriving careers.
The programme offers significant chances for students to interact with employers and alumni through integrated initiatives including employer perspectives, networking events, LinkedIn workshops, and career seminars.

World Class Facilities

Fostering an enhanced social and educational experience the new state-of-the-art QBS venue boasts a 250-seat tiered educational space; 120-seat Harvard style lecture theatre; 150-seat computer laboratory; breakout study spaces; FinTrU Trading Room; a café, and a Business Engagement and Employability Hub.

Global Opportunities

The course attracts students from a range of academic backgrounds from languages to law, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. International students bring an exciting and diverse perspective to the overall programme.

Student Testimonials

Course Structure

**Please note new modules for 2024 are listed below**

Semester 1

Accounting for Decision Making
Finance for Managers
Marketing in the Digital Age
Operations and Supply Chain Management

Semester 2

Analytics with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Developing Career and Employability Skills
Making Ethical Business Decisions
People Management and the Future of Work

Semester 3

Leading for Change

People teaching you

Programme Director

Learning and Teaching

Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:

  • Teaching Methods

    Innovative Teaching: You will progress by expanding your knowledge through case studies, lectures, workshops and tutorials.


Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

  • Can include individual coursework, group work, oral presentations, poster presentations, simulations, case studies, class tests, examinations and dissertation.




The information below is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study (2023/24). Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

  • Year 1

    Core Modules

    Marketing (15 credits)
    Finance (15 credits)
    Accounting (15 credits)
    People Management (15 credits)

Entrance requirements


Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline (except Business or Management).

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 16th August 2024 for courses which commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.

Please note: international applicants will be required to pay a deposit to secure a place on this course.

International Students

Our country/region pages include information on entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, student profiles, upcoming events and contacts for your country/region. Use the dropdown list below for specific information for your country/region.

English Language Requirements

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see:

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

  • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.



Career Prospects


This programme provides an opportunity for recent graduates to increase their employment and career prospects, giving themselves a competitive advantage in the graduate labour market. Our graduates are now playing important roles in a wide range of industries including marketing, supply chain management, operations management, consultancy and general management.

For further opportunities to enhance your studies and career prospects please see the school website.

Employment after the Course

Graduates from this programme have secured roles with employers such as PwC, Deloitte, Accenture, HSBC, Bank of China, Cisco, Tesla, Telefónica, Spirit AeroSystems, and many others. Typical roles include management consultant, sales manager, business development manager, marketing executive, supply chain agent, and senior administrative and management roles.

Graduate Plus/Future Ready Award for extra-curricular skills

In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Graduate Plus/Future Ready Award. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI) 1 £8,800
Republic of Ireland (ROI) 2 £8,800
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) 1 £8,800
EU Other 3 £25,800 (£6,000 discount, see T&Cs link below)
International £25,800 (£6,000 discount, see T&Cs link below)

£6,000 Scholarship available for 2024 entry. Click this link to view the Terms and Conditions.

1EU citizens in the EU Settlement Scheme, with settled status, will be charged the NI or GB tuition fee based on where they are ordinarily resident. Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB will be charged the GB fee.

2 EU students who are ROI nationals resident in ROI are eligible for NI tuition fees.

3 EU Other students (excludes Republic of Ireland nationals living in GB, NI or ROI) are charged tuition fees in line with international fees.

All tuition fees quoted relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

Additional course costs

Students have the option to undertake a consultancy project for their dissertation and are responsible for funding any travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

Terms and Conditions for Postgraduate applications:

1.1  Due to high demand, there is a deadline for applications. 
1.2  You will be required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the course.
1.3  This condition of offer is in addition to any academic or English language requirements.

Read the full terms and conditions at the link below:

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.

Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

How do I fund my study?

The Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £6,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £11,836 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

More information on funding options and financial assistance - please check this link regularly, even after you have submitted an application, as new scholarships may become available to you.

International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at



How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

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When to Apply

The deadline for applications is normally 30th June 2021. In the event that any programme receives a high volume of applications, the university reserves the right to close the application portal earlier than 30th June deadline. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Entry Portal (DAP) against the programme application page.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions.

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