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Business and Management MSc

University of Portsmouth    Faculty of Business and Law

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 3 years part-time

About the course


Do you see yourself in management? Are you ready to sharpen your leadership skills and learn how to get the best out of your team? On this MSc Business and Management degree course, you'll gain the skills and confidence to get your career off to a flying start.

The MSc Business and Management degree is ideal if you want to pursue a postgraduate course in management. You'll study key themes including internationalisation and corporate engagement, so when you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in all kinds of organisations, whether in the UK or further afield.

You'll have the tools you need to enter the world of business, or to work in the public or private sectors in industries such as banking, commerce, finance and recruitment.

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Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

 Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Michael McDonagh

Michael McDonagh, is a Detective Chief Superintendent for the Metropolitan Police. He runs the Operational Command Unit within the Specialist Operations Business Group and has just completed an MA in Business Management.
Several of my colleagues had recommended the University of Portsmouth as it is a well established provider of further education to the police force. I chose the Learning at Work Partnership Programme because the flexibility of the course suited my lifestyle due to busy work and family commitments.
The Master’s in Business Management has helped me to use knowledge and structures from the academic arena and place them firmly into real-world project management, which has been invaluable to my career development.
I have especially enjoyed the conference days on the course where I have had the opportunity to meet like-minded people and was also delighted to discover that I have been made a 'fellow' of the Institute of Leadership and Management, which I achieved through the research undertaken on this course.
I joined the police in 1986 and haven't looked back. I really enjoy my job and it has been great to gain additional academic qualifications while continuing to work. My only problem now is what to do next – I have been getting up at six every Saturday morning in order to study before my children get up. Now I will miss the challenge of juggling work, study and family commitments. I now look forward to carrying out research into the area of leadership and management with a view of engaging in further academic studies or writing a book

Tina Tompkins

Tina Tompkins, completed a Masters in Business and Management. She now works as a Lead Commissioning Manager responsible for service redesign and organisational change within the NHS.
I've been able to take on a much more senior position since gaining my Masters degree. It's raised my professional game and totally changed my way of thinking. It's also given me a huge confidence boost which has been invaluable.
Previously I was an accountant working for Fareham and Gosport Primary Care Group, but I was bored with my job and things were changing rapidly within the organisation. I decided having a business qualification would increase my employability if I wanted or needed to change roles in the future.
I chose to study with the Partnership Programme because of its flexibility and being able to fit it around my job. Working long hours meant I needed something which would allow me to study when I could do it rather than being tied into lecture times.
I was able to put together my own syllabus made up of taught units, projects based on my job and even previous work and it means you can work to your strengths. You agree a contract with your tutor about what you will achieve within certain timescales.
The support from my tutor was absolutely excellent, we met up regularly and he helped me put a shape to what I needed to deliver. Never having done an undergraduate degree it really helped knowing there was someone there to help at anytime I needed it. And the contract is flexible enough to allow you to change a deadline if circumstances mean you need to.
My family thought I was absolutely mad but they were very supportive. You need that support structure because working and studying can be very demanding. It was the graduation ceremony which made me realise what I'd achieved in two years, and how my hard work has paid off. I've been asked if I want to do a PhD next but I'll need to think about that!


The Portsmouth Business School offers a scholarship programme for students who are commencing postgraduate study at the Business School. This comprises a limited number of awards to self-funding Home and European Union students. The scholarship will be in the form of a 40% discount from any tuition fees due after any other discounts such as the 20% discount for Portsmouth alumni or partial payments by sponsors.

There is a separate scholarship scheme which covers our part time Executive MBA programme and our full time International MBA programme. See separate listing for details.

Value of Scholarship(s)

40% discount off the tuition fees due


Awards will be made on a competitive basis, taking into consideration:

• If applicable, management/professional experience (type and seniority),
Academic achievement (minimum is a 2.1 degree)
A written submission of a maximum of 1000 words, in addition to the personal statement submitted with the application, detailing why you should be considered for a scholarship award, what you intend to contribute to your course, and how you will use your degree in your future career. Please use the web link below for details.

Application Procedure

Application form available via web link below

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