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Fast track your Masters

If your qualifications are relevant to the MSc you would like to study, you may be eligible for ‘entry with advanced standing’.

This entry route gives academic credit for your current qualifications. Consequently you need only study selected units to achieve an MSc in a shorter timeframe.

We welcome to our postgraduate courses applicants who have professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma.

If your qualifications are relevant to the MSc you would like to study, you may be eligible for ‘entry with advanced standing’. This entry route gives academic credit for your current qualifications. Consequently you need only study selected units to achieve an MSc in a shorter timeframe. The tuition fees for this route are also lower because you only pay for the units you need to take rather than having to study all the units for the MSc.

For example: an MSc involves 180 credits of study. With the ‘advanced standing’ route we can give you up to 90 credits for many professional qualifications and up to 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma.

The courses that offer an ‘advanced standing’ option are:


Course Options


To see how many academic credits your qualifications may be eligible for, please download the ‘Advanced Standing – Course Options’ pdf.

If you have postgraduate level qualifications and/or experience that are not listed below you may still be considered for entry using our Accreditation of Prior Learning Scheme.  In this case you should contact the course leader of the award you are aiming for. Click on the course title below or use the e-prospectus to access the course leader contact details.

Time Commitment


All courses can be studied part-time and there is a strong focus on applying your studies to your workplace. The number of study days will vary depending on how many units you need to take and the type of units you are studying. For example, if you only need to take a dissertation to supplement your current qualifications to an MSc, you will attend the dissertation workshops and then arrange one-to-one meetings with your supervisor at mutually convenient dates and times.

To help you plan your time, the study dates for some of the most common MSc units taken by ‘advanced standing’ students are provided below. The ‘Advanced Standing – induction and unit descriptors’ pdf provides a brief overview of some of the units most commonly taken by ‘advanced standing’ students.


September 2016/17 entry

Suitable for students aiming for:-

Key Dates

Induction and Key Issues (15 credits)

To be confirmed

Research Methods in Human Resources (15 credits)

To be confirmed

Dissertation (60 credits)

To be confirmed

Key Dates

Induction and Key Issues (10 credits)

To be confirmed

Academic and Professional Development (30 credits)

To be confirmed

Dissertation (60 credits)

Individual and small group sessions

To be confirmed

Key Dates for MSc Financial Planning and Business Management (for Chartered/Certified Financial Planners)

26th September 2016: Induction and session one of Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
17th October 2016: Session two of Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
24th October 2016: Session three of Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
21st November 2016: Session four of Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making

8th February 2017:
Induction and Academic and Professional Development workshop
16th March 2017: Academic and Professional Development workshop
4th May 2017: Academic and Professional Development workshop
7th June 2017: Dissertation workshop
7th September 2017: Dissertation workshop
19th October 2017: Dissertation workshop
4th December 2017: Submit final dissertation

 


February 2016 entry

Suitable for students aiming for:-


Key Dates

Induction and Key Issues (10 credits)

To be confirmed

Academic and Professional Development (30 credits)

To be confirmed

Dissertation (60 credits)

To be confirmed


Tuition Fees


Tuition fees are charged based on the number of credits you study.

2016/17

£1,155 for each 30 credit unit of study for UK/EU students

How to apply


Applications should be made on the Manchester Metropolitan University standard application at www.mmu.ac.uk/applicationform indicating 'Advanced Standing' in addition to course title.

Please send completed application forms to direct@mmu.ac.uk or send by post to:

Direct Admissions Team
Manchester Metropolitan University
Business School & Student Hub
All Saints Campus
Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6BH

Further Information


Our course enquiries team are a great first point of contact and will help you to make sure you have all the information you need. Please get in touch by phone, 0161 247 6969, or via the online webform. If you would like to discuss the academic content please click on the link above of the course you are interested to see Course Leader contact details.