Masters over two years

Why study a two-year masters?

Choose from a wide range of two-year masters courses in management and finance delivered by the University's Glasgow School for Business and Society. You'll get the chance to develop your knowledge and professional skills with an extended work placement in the UK or elsewhere. The two-year masters degree provides the same benefits as a regular masters, with the additional advantage of a further professional practice placement over two trimesters.

You will benefit from the University's focus on practical, vocational learning as well as our strong connections with industry and third sector employers. You'll be fully prepared and supported when it comes to finding your placement. Graduating with this significant work experience means you'll have in-depth knowledge and understanding of your chosen sector and the skills to translate that knowledge into practice.

Conditions for studying a two-year masters

Before applying to a two-year masters at GCU, you'll need to consider the following:

  • Intakes: You can apply to start in either September or January.
  • Cost of study: Tuition fees for home students are £8,000 and international students £18,000. These are the total fees for two years. 
  • Entry requirements: Normally a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent, as per the one-year masters.
  • Entering into Year 2: A minimum of 60% average in your final grade at the end of Year 1 is required. You must also find a suitable work placement to undertake the professional practice part of the course.

Apply for one of our two-year masters courses

  • Accounting, Finance and Regulation

    • 2020/21
    • MSc
    • MSc (Fast-track)
    Awards:
    • MSc
    • MSc (Fast-track)
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    Provides a foundation of knowledge of financial theory, accounting practice and control and regulation. The application of knowledge to practice will equip you for a range of careers in consultancy, financial management and corporate finance.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    This flagship business programme will provide the knowledge and practical skills in a range of global business functions that will enable you to excel in a range of management and consultancy roles.
  • International Fashion Marketing

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • EPAS
    • CIM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Accreditations:
    • EPAS
    • CIM
    The exciting course blends fashion, marketing, retail and business to equip you for a career in the global fashion industry. Your experience will open opportunities for a career in fashion buying, fashion brand management and social media management.
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIPS
    • CILT
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Accreditations:
    • CIPS
    • CILT
    Study the increasingly important business of global operations, logistics and supply chain to open up a range of career opportunities including supply chain analyst, logistician or management trainee in organisations such as PepsiCo, BAE and Diageo.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    Develop critical management skills for decision making in the tourism and events sectors and progress to a career as a specialist with employers such as Historic Scotland, Hilton Worldwide and the Olympics.
  • Marketing

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Accreditation:
    • CIM
    Learn about global issues in marketing and digital media, branding, consumer behaviour and communications. Develop an ethical approach to marketing decision making. Choose to progress to a career in social media, marketing or digital marketing.
  • Risk Management

    • 2020/21
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CII
    • IRM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Accreditations:
    • CII
    • IRM
    Join the increasingly important world of risk, studying data acquisition, organisational risk analysis and insight assessing impact. Progress to a career in a wide range of industries with employers such as Turner and Townsend, Barclays and Vodaphone
  • Social Innovation

    • 2020/21
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2020
    • Jan 2021
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Study this unique programme which will build knowledge and expertise of social problems and develop your understanding of sustainable solutions. Progress to a career supporting social innovation in the UK or internationally.
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