Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London


This programme offers a general introduction to a range of key management issues and allows you to choose specialist modules from our wide range of offerings. This flexibility provides you with a thorough introduction to theoretical issues in management. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting. We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part-time or full-time in our department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

You complete 4 modules (totalling 60 credits).

You take 1 compulsory module and then choose 3 option modules from the range of option modules offered by the Department of Management (below are some examples).
Compulsory module:

Principles of Organization and Management .

Option modules:

Accounting and Financial Management;
Business in the European Union;
Corporate Governance;
Corporate Responsibility;
Globalization: forces, players and management;
Human Resource Management Policy and Practice;
Innovation: Management and Policy;
Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness;
Marketing Management;
Perspectives on Organization;
Strategic Management (Postgraduate);
The Business Environment: International and Comparative Perspectives .

Assessment methods

A combination of examinations and coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,650 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2017 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time January 2018 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

Key information

Department of Management
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6776