Postgraduate Masters degree programmes

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Birmingham Business School's portfolio of postgraduate taught and research degrees have been designed to provide both academic excellence and vocational relevance, ensuring that the skills and experiences you take away with you are valued by employers.

Accounting and Finance (MSc) programmes

Financial Management MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

This is a 12-month programme designed for university graduates who have some quantitative backgrounds and want to work in the finance sector but have limited knowledge of accounting, economics or finance.

The programme aims to provide such graduates [more...]

International Accounting and Finance MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

This programme, accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance and [more...]

Investments MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

This demanding programme teaches theories and techniques of investments, as well as their real-life application. It is designed for graduates who want to develop a career in investment institutions, or who wish to become investments specialists or managers in other [more...]

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Economics, Finance and Statistical (MSc) programmes

Financial Economics MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

MSc Financial Economics will provide students with an advanced training in economics and in finance, acquainting them with recent developments and current issues in both areas. It will examine financial topics from an economics perspective and enable students to apply [more...]

Development Economics MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

The MSc in Development Economics is one of the Department's newer taught MSc programmes and it reflects the Department's growing strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they relate to developing countries.

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Economics MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

This programme provides an advanced training in economic theory and econometrics, and application of these to achieve a sophisticated understanding of policy issues. It constitutes the taught part of an ESRC-recognised '1+3' programme leading to a PhD degree, reflecting [more...]

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

This programme is aimed at providing you with the skills necessary to understand the fundamental causes of contemporary environmental problems, and to design policies to solve them.

International Economics MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

The MSc in International Economics is a taught graduate programme that provides specialised and advanced training in international economics, which is achieved through the delivery of specialised courses in trade theory, trade policy and econometrics.

International Money and Banking MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

The International Money and Banking MSc programme will provide you with an advanced knowledge of the related disciplines of macroeconomics, banking, international finance and financial markets.

Mathematical Finance MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis. [more...]

Money, Banking and Finance MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

There is a worldwide demand for those trained in the technical and formal aspects of monetary economics and finance. Graduates from the programme hold high ranking positions in financial centres around the globe.

Management PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time, part time

As a PhD student, you will begin working on your research project right at the start of the first year. With the support of your research supervisor, you will also go through a training analysis to identify any needs that you may have.

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Economics PhD

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time

We have about 50 registered research students and have full recognition by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the receipt of ESRC research studentships.

All first year students must take the module Research Methods in Economics, [more...]

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Management (MSc) programmes

Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathway

  • Postgraduate
  • Continuing professional development, taught
  • Full time

The MSc HRM (with CIPD Pathway) offers a set of core modules, which provide access to CIPD membership and a greater focus on the development of professional managerial skills.

Human Resource Management MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

Many organisations claim 'our people are our most important asset', and the human resource management function is increasingly significant to business strategy and success. Activities such as recruitment, selection, managing labour relations, training and career [more...]

International Business MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

For graduates wishing to develop a career in international business, a wide range of opportunities exists. The programme draws on the talents of internationally respected scholars and highly respected teachers whose expertise covers globalisation, the international [more...]

Management MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

MSc Management is a new specialist programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level.

The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core [more...]

Management: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Pathway MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

MSc Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a new specialist pathway programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level and also encourages students to explore starting-up their own [more...]

Management: Strategy Pathway MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

MSc Management: Strategy is a new specialist pathway programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level.

The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a [more...]

International Business MSc (Singapore)

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

The MSc International Business in Singapore is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and is for graduates wishing to develop a career in international business. The highly respected academic staff from Birmingham Business [more...]

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Marketing (MSc) programmes

Marketing Communications MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

This programme is designed for recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts. It will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of integrated marketing communications but within a [more...]

Strategic Marketing and Consulting MSc

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

Designed for recent graduates or practising managers who are already familiar with basic marketing concepts, this programme will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary and complex strategic challenges facing marketers, and to [more...]

Marketing PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time

As a PhD student, you will begin working on your research project right at the start of the first year. With the support of team supervision, you will also go through a research training analysis to identify any needs that you may have. For part-time students modules are [more...]

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Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Postgraduate       Taught        Full time

This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes [more...]

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International Business MSc (Singapore)

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time

The MSc International Business in Singapore is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and is for graduates wishing to develop a career in international business. The highly respected academic staff from Birmingham Business [more...]

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Why study an MSc at Birmingham Business School?

  • We emphasise the importance of specialist MSc recruitment.
    We do this so employers understand the added commitment, knowledge and focus an MSc graduate can bring to their business.
  • Scholarships offering financial support.
    Birmingham Business School offers a number of scholarships for MSc Business students with the financial support offered contributing towards tuition fees.
  • Consultancy and research project opportunities.
    Our MSc students have many consultancy and research project opportunities available to them which involve carrying out critical strategic projects or research in key areas for clients that have included Deutsche Bank, Jaguar Land Rover and Lloyds Bank.
  • We have strong industry links.
    From producing in-company dissertations to company seminars and presentations, we work closely with employers who are looking to recruit high quality graduates.
  • Your studies are a stepping-stone to an influential career. 
    Whether you're looking to work in industry, for a public organisation or charity, or progress further with your academic studies, our Careers in Business team  are available to support you.

Student profiles

Hearing from current and past students themselves is a great way to find out about living and studying at Birmingham. Below is the latest postgraduate student profile but you can view more by visiting our full listings of student profiles.

Olumide Aborisade, MSc Video Profile

Olumide Aborisade, MSc Video Profile

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Video Profile - Olumide Aborisade discusses graduating from Birmingham Business School with an MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.


A general guide to postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham featuring postgraduate students from colleges across the whole university.