Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes

A different kind of business school

The School of Management offers a range of postgraduate programmes across the areas of business/management, accounting/finance and economics. All our programmes offer a fast track into the top tier of modern business or policy organisations.

A different kind of business school

Employability  A wide range of work placement options are available, including short-term activities such as a Week of Work (WOW) and Swansea Paid Internships (SPIN) over the summer vacation as well as year in industry options  (either as one continuous year or two six month placements) across our business and accounting/finance portfolio. There are also career fairs and alumni networking to help students find work at the end of their studies.  See where our students now work here – 93% of Swansea students are in employment or further study six months after graduation. 

Entrepreneurship: Swansea is one of the most entrepreneurially focused universities in the UK. We have a vibrant student society called Konetics, a new dedicated enterprise suite that provides facilities including hot-desking, rapid prototyping and 3D printing for new student start-ups, we are active members of ENACTUS and offer free business start up mentoring to students. Find out more here.

Small class sizes  All of our taught programmes are focused on providing the best student experience. We supplement our traditional lecture programme with small groupseminars and tutorials to engage with students – we regularly host visiting speakers from industry and academics from around the world.

World-class student facilities The School of Management has invested over a million pounds in creating a range of student facilities in our main building – including group work space with 50” plasma screens, a junior common room and state of the art computer facilities. 

A beautiful location  We are based on the picturesque beach front in Swansea, within walking distance of the city centre and just a short drive out of the city you will be in the Gower Peninsula, designated the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956.

Accredited and highly ranked programmes Our programmes are professionally accredited to give you a head start in your chosen career. To see our current rankings, click here.

Scholarships for academically outstanding students. Find out more here

A global university that offers study abroad opportunities are available in forty countries

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Business & Management

We offer a suite of programmes in the areas of business and management that range from programmes for students from any undergraduate background who would like a career in business to specialist programmes for students who have already studied undergraduate business (or related subjects) and all the way to executive level courses for senior managers. Click on the name of any pathway for more information:

MSc Management (with a range of named pathways): for students from any background who would like to work in business or management.

Doctoral research programme: for graduates interested in undertaking a PhD in the School of Management.

Accounting & Finance

The School of Management offers a range of programmes in accounting and finance areas. We have divided these programmes into two programme suites. The first is designed for students with any undergraduate degree (even a non-quantitative one) who would now like a career in accounting or finance. The second is a suite of advanced programmes for students who have already studied some accounting and/or finance at the undergraduate level (although not necessarily a degree with ‘accounting and finance’ in the title) and now wish to extend their previous studies to enhance their employability and career prospects.

One year programmes (with enhanced taught elements) for students from any undergraduate background:
  • MSc Accounting & Finance: For students interested in a career in accountancy, this programme has been designed around the ACCA exemption system.
  • MSc Financial Management: For students interested in a career in general finance or financial management. This programme has been designed around the ACCA exemption system.
  • MSc Finance and Business Analytics: For students interested in the data driven analytical aspects of finance. This programme has been designed around the ACCA exemption system.
Advanced programmes for students who have already studied accounting and/or finance in an undergraduate degree:

All of our programmes give students the core elements they need to succeed in their chosen area. Students also have the freedom to change programme up until the end of the first semester (within either programme suite). 

Doctoral research programmefor graduates interested in undertaking a PhD in the School of Management.


Doctoral Study

Doctoral research programme

We have a full doctoral programme across all areas of business, accounting, finance and economics. 

Postgraduate Profile

Andreas Urbye PG profile picName: 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.”