You must be suitably prepared for study at professional postgraduate level. You are expected to have studied to at least HNC/HND level, or to have had equivalent practical experience. Individual module descriptions will tell you more about the requirements.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
Our badged open course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will introduce you to the nature of Master's level study. It offers essential preparation for pursuing your learning at this level – and is free.
How long it takes
Stage 1 is studied over two years: four 30-credits modules (T824, T828, T826 and T827) studied consecutively and in order.
Stage 2 is studied over one year: either a 60-credit project module; or a 30-credit module (M813) and a 30-credit project module, studied consecutively.
Unless you’ve already started this qualification, you won’t be able to take any breaks between modules.