1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    PGDip 1Yr FT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2
  3. Conversion

Course Overview

We offer an MSc Management for students from any background who would like to work in business or management. The programme has been specifically designed with a clear focus on management in an interconnected global community. This programme covers core management concepts such as international marketing, operations management, global strategy, finance and international human resource management. To help you get the best from your studies, the programme also includes an academic skills module that covers issues such as research methods, presentation skills, group dynamics and employability support.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
  • Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014) 


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 180 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-D004Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Independent Consultancy Project
MN-M001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Managing Financial Resources
MN-M012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-M013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Management
MN-M022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Operations Management
MN-M522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Strategy
MN-M549Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Research Methods
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have to select 30 credits from the following list. Please note that optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-M502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Principles of Corporate Finance
MN-M518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30International Management Consulting
MN-M519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Global e-Business
MN-M520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Leadership
MN-M521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Marketing Research
MN-M523Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Standards
MN-M524Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Business Planning and Theory of Entrepreneurship
MN-M525Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Project Management
MN-M526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Global Supply Chain Management
MN-M527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Global Business Environment: International Political Relations
MN-M528Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Management
MN-M529Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Human Resource Management
MN-M531Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour
MN-M533Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Information Systems Management
MN-M534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Analytics
MN-M535Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Data Mining
MN-M536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Sports Management
MN-M537Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Leadership in Sports
MN-M548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Integrated Marketing Communications
MN-M550Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MN-M552Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Planning

PGDip 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-M001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Managing Financial Resources
MN-M011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Professional Skills Development
MN-M012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-M013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Management
MN-M522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Strategy
MN-M532Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Operations Management
Optional Modules


A full programme outline and module list may be downloaded here. We are continually updating and improving our programme catalogue so the exact offering of modules will vary year to year. 

Entry Requirements

Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered. 

We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management.

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5. A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.

For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement we offer a Pre-Master's programme via International College Wales Swansea that will allow you to enter our postgraduate programmes. Please click here for more details. 

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the below link and you will be taken to the central University application system:

Make an application

Please note, students from Pakistan or Nigeria must apply via our in-country managers only.  Please visit the 'how to apply' sections of the country pages for contact details: Africa or Pakistan.  

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £10,000 £17,000
MSc Part-time £5,000 £8,500
PGDip Full-time £6,650 £11,350

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Bay Campus

In September 2015 Swansea University will become one university with two stunning campuses, located in acres of tranquil parkland and on the majestic sweep of the bay. The School of Management is excited to be moving over to this magnificent 65 acre campus. All programmes delivered by the School of Management will be taught at the Bay Campus from September for both new and continuing students.

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus will feature modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

There will be a Tower Information Centre which will be home to central support services for students, a state of the art library and resource centre, the Students’ Union, facilities and meeting rooms and an impressive Great Hall will house an auditorium for 800, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across the Swansea Bay towards Gower and Baglan Bay. There will be extensive catering provision throughout the campus to include cafes, bars and a restaurant, retail units include a mini market, laundrette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach, for all to enjoy.

Facilities and Support

The School of Management has heavily invested in upgraded facilities and support over the past years, including:

A student enterprise suite (opened by Swansea Alumnus Sir Terry Matthews in 2013): The School of Management is one of the few UK universities which gives students access to a dedicated entrepreneurship start-up suite. We offer a range of business support facilities such as business mentoring for start-ups and an active entrepreneurship society. We also provide a range of physical facilities for students including a hot-desking suite for student start-ups, print copy facilities, 3-D printing for rapid prototyping and a range of meeting or production spaces.

A financial trading and simulation room: In summer 2013 the School of Management opened a new trading and simulation room. This facility includes state-of-the-art computing facilities and is designed to support simulation activities – both within the financial sector such as investment and trading as well as a range of business topics such as supply chain management, decision analysis and operations management. We are one of a select few schools in the UK to offer a dedicated trading and simulation suite to our students. The suite is home to our investment society and is backed by global trading and investment company OSTC.

Expanded student social space:  We provide a Junior Common Room (JCR) for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet, relax and socialise. We also provide several group work rooms with presentation facilities for students to come together on group projects and practice team working or presentation skills.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

  • Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
  • Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Business Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Commercial Graduate, Tata
  • Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
  • Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
  • Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
  • Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
  • Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
  • Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
  • Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
  • Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
  • Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
  • IT Consultant, Cap Gemini
  • Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
  • Management Trainee, Shell UK
  • Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
  • Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
  • Share Dealer, OSTC
  • Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
  • Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Come and Meet Us

Representatives from the School of Management are available to meet prospective students at a range of national and international locations.

List of International Fairs 2014-2015


For more information on this programme, please contact our recruitment team:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 606323  

Email: n.lane@swansea.ac.uk

Meet the Programme Director

Name: Corina Edwards

Specialist topics: Exploring reflective learning through both success and failure, Organisational learning within SMEs, the impact of government policy on SMEs as learning organisations

"I have extensive experience supporting new business starts and my previous roles have included business advisor, Chair of the Swansea branch of Young Enterprise, mentor for the Prince’s Trust, Wales Director for Shell Livewire, and UK Awards Manager for the Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

At Swansea University I set up and ran the Enterprise Link project which was aimed at stimulating entrepreneurial activity, and later took up the role of Enterprise Champion where I was responsible for setting up and managing all extra curricular enterprise activity within the University.

Within the School of Management I now focus on teaching enterprise skills and business start-up at postgraduate and undergraduate level.”

Swansea Graduate Andreas Urbye

Name: Andreas Urbye

Course: MSc Management (International Management)

From: Norway

Job: Market Research Consultant, The Nielsen Company  

I would not have got the job I have today without my postgraduate degree from Swansea.

Staff from the Business School gave me great support during my studies, and the skills I gained were a key factor in getting a graduate job.

After graduating I accepted a job as a market research consultant at The Nielsen Company - one of the world's leading market research companies.

Every day I get the opportunity to work with many of the world’s biggest brands which makes my job exciting and interesting.”