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.
  • 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.

Fees

  • Home (inc UK and European Union) £8,000, International £18,000. These are the total fees payable to study one of our two-year masters with professional practice courses.
  • Home students (inc UK and European Union) will pay £6,000 before starting year one, and pay the balance of £2,000 before starting year two. International students will pay £13,500 before starting year one, and pay the balance of £4,500 before starting year two.
  • If you start a two-year masters course but graduate after one year, total fees payable will be as follows: Home (inc UK and European Union) £6,000, International £13,500. You will not be required to pay the year two fees.

Apply for one of our two-year masters courses

  • Accounting, Finance and Regulation

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    • MSc (Two-year)
    • MSc (Fast-track)
    Awards:
    • MSc
    • MSc (Two-year)
    • MSc (Fast-track)
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • 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.
  • International Business Management

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CMI
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Management and Human Resources
    Accreditation:
    • CMI
    This flagship business course will provide the knowledge and practical skills in a range of global business functions. Graduates acquire international business development skills with typical employment destinations including business consultancies a
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • 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

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • EPAS
    • CIM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Accreditations:
    • EPAS
    • CIM
    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

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIPS
    • CILT
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    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 in organisations such as P
  • Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • 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

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CIM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    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
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • CII
    • IRM
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    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 & Townsend and Barclays,
  • Social Innovation

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • 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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