The programme is aimed at intelligent, highly motivated managers who wish to equip themselves with the essential business and management skills required in the increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic business environment.
Financial Times Online MBA 2017 rankings (Financial Times, March 2017)
– World #1 for career progression
– World #2 for value for money
– World #3 for salary increase
Financial Times Online MBA 2016 rankings (Financial Times, March 2016)
– Global Top 20 Online MBA (11th in the world, 3rd in the UK)
Financial Times European Business School rankings (Financial Times, December 2013)
– European Top 30 MBA
– European Top 50 Business School
Bradford University School of Management is also ranked as one of the world’s Top 200 Business Schools that employers want to recruit from. (QS Global 200 Business School report, 2013/14)
Triple Crown Accreditation
Bradford University School of Management is part of an elite group of business schools in the world (less than 1%) to have the prestigious “Triple Crown” of accreditations:
EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
AMBA (Association of MBAs)
AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
Once you start the distance learning MBA programme you become part of the Bradford University School of Management student community. Bradford has a great pride in this sense of community and throughout your studies they ensure that you have every opportunity to develop your professional network while also learning from the experiences of other students. This is achieved through the use of small faculty led tutor groups, weekly online discussions, live face-to-face online tutorial sessions and a distance learner on line social space called ‘The Atrium’.
Further to this while you do not have to attend any on-site teaching you will have an opportunity to take part in face-to-face teaching sessions with academics from the School of Management in Bradford and at its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Italy and the Philippines (subject to availability).
Business Accoung; Business Economics; Marketing; Operations Management; Managing People; Managerial and Professional Development; Business Research; Business Ethics and Sustainability; Corporate Finance; Strategic Management;
Marketing Communications; Entrepreneurship; Project Management; E-Business; International Business Strategy; International Business in Emerging Economies; International Financial Management; Management of Change; Managerial Leadeship; Corporate Marketing
At the end of your taught studies you will be required to put into practice what you have learnt during the various modules and complete a 12,500 – 15,000 word management project. The University of Bradford allows its students a great deal of flexibility in their management projects. For example, you may wish to reflect on your academic learning and apply it to a problem currently facing the organisation you work for. You may wish to investigate an issue effecting not just one organisation but an entire industry, or you may wish to conduct ‘desk based research’ – really getting to grips with all the academic arguments and issues surrounding a subject area in order to develop a new management framework.
Throughout the project you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.
In order to ensure that you have gained the required skills and knowledge you will have to successfully complete a form of assessment for each module. The assessment may be an individual written assignment, an exam or a mixture of both.
So that you can monitor your progress as you work your way through each module there are a number of opportunities for formative assessment (i.e. assessment that will not count to your overall grade). For example, you will be invited to submit 2 pieces of work to your individual tutor. Your tutor will read through the work and provide you with feedback. In addition to this, you will be encouraged to complete a series of online multiple choice questions for each unit studied. Exams can be sat at the University of Bradford, Arden's Head Office in Coventry or can be arranged overseas via the British Council or at a recognised overseas academic institution at additional cost.
Watch this introductory video about the Distance Learning MBA at University of Bradford.
The English Linguistics MA provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to describe modern English, together with appropriate training in academic writing, linguistic argumentation and research methods. Students have access to the Survey of English Usage, an unparalleled resource for research into grammatical repertoire.
The MA introduces students to the core areas of the study of English Linguistics, including morphology, syntax, phonetics, phonology and pragmatics. The programme trains students to use library OPACS, specialised websites, discussion lists, and databases, among them the ICE-GB corpus, based at the Survey of English Usage in UCL English.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of three core components (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
Students take two optional modules. Different options are offered each year and have included:
All MA Students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words. Students have access to the Survey of English Usage for this project.
Teaching and learning
The programme is taught through seminars and individual tutorials. Student assessment is through a portfolio of essays (two 2,000-word essays on English linguistics), two three-hour written papers and the dissertation.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: English Linguistics MA
The programme provides an ideal foundation for those wishing to continue to a research degree in English language or linguistics; students who obtain good results in their MA examinations may be considered for the MPhil/PhD programme at UCL (subject to places being available). Graduates may also become teachers or lecturers of English, or pursue a career in writing, publishing, or editing.
Recent career destinations for this degree
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
The department has exceptional resources for the study of English linguistics. Use of the Survey of English Usage has resulted in many important studies of the grammar, semantics and vocabulary of present-day English.
Excellent library facilities are provided by the UCL Library, Senate House Library and the British Library.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: English Language & Literature
85% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.