Two-year masters

At GCU, we will equip you with a unique set of skills that make you attractive to employers all over the world and ready for a challenging global workplace. Study with us and undertake an extended masters course with an industry placement to provide you with practical work experience alongside a high quality, internationally recognised UK education.

Why study a two-year masters at GCU?

The Glasgow School for Business and Society offers a wide range of two-year masters in our management, finance and social science subject areas. These exciting new courses give you the opportunity to undertake one of our traditional one-year masters courses with an additional element of professional practice taking place in year two. This will include a paid or unpaid placement over two trimesters which will give you the chance to develop your knowledge and professional skills through extended work experience in the UK or elsewhere.

The school is vocationally-focused and with the many connections with industry, professional and third sectors, will fully prepare you for and support you in finding your own placement.

What will I study during my two-year masters? 

Year one – You will study one of our masters courses listed below, during which time you’ll learn the academic theory underpinning your subject, while also gaining practical experience through real-world applied teaching and assessment.

Year two – You will undertake the professional practice placement which will include a portfolio assessment. 

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  • Accounting, Finance and Regulation

    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    • MSc (Two-year)
    • MSc (Fast-track)
    Awards:
    • MSc
    • MSc (Two-year)
    • MSc (Fast-track)
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    Financial management is vital to all organisations and the role of the accounting professional is complex and varied. You will develop a deeper academic and professional knowledge and understanding of the key challenges facing the financial sector.
  • Human Rights

    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    • MSc (Two-year)
    Awards:
    • MSc
    • MSc (Two-year)
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Social Science
    Develop your knowledge of international human rights and study how rights are realised, inhibited and supported, and how they can eliminate poverty, inequality and discrimination.
  • International Business Management

    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CMI
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Accreditation:
    • CMI
    This flagship business course provides the knowledge and practical skills in a range of global business functions. Graduates acquire the skills to excel in a range of management and consultancy roles,
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Economics and Law
    Study topics related to inequality, migration, feminist economics and globalisation. Progress to a career in research, policy development, analysis and evaluation within national governments, international agencies or research organisations.
  • International Fashion Marketing

    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIM
    • EFMD
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    Accreditations:
    • CIM
    • EFMD
    Study on this exciting course that blends fashion, marketing and business principles to equip you for a global fashion industry career. Your experience will open opportunities for a career in fashion buying, branding and social media management.
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management

    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIPS
    • CILT
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    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, procurement specialist or management trainee.
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    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

    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events
    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

    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    • MSc (IRM Fast-track)

    Accredited by:

    • CII
    • IRM
    Awards:
    • MSc
    • MSc (IRM Fast-track)
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Finance, Accounting and Risk
    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.
  • Social Innovation

    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Study this unique course 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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