Management Consultancy - MSc

MSc - Full Time
September 2018
£7,900 per year for UK/EU Full Time 2018 entry (view all fees)

This course is now full. You will be able to apply to start in September 2019 from Autumn 2018.

This new, innovative course has been designed with a focus on management consulting across the board, enabling you to examine and place contemporary project and change issues in a local, national and global practice-based environment.

Designed in consultation with students, employers and the Institute of Consulting, you will be given extensive knowledge of the management consultancy industry, in order for you to gain an appreciation of the latest techniques and research. You’ll be exposed to modern consulting techniques and methodologies, developing a range of transferable skills, as well as valuable industry contacts and experience.

What's covered in the course?

Through a programme of academic and practical study, the course provides you with knowledge of the key theories, tools and practices used in management consultancy. You’ll focus on developing professional consultancy skills and competencies using a combination of internship opportunities, simulations, business games and live case studies.

Birmingham City Business School boasts established relationships with a number of high-profile corporate organisations, as well as small to medium size enterprises (SMEs). Being based in the heart of the city provides excellent networking and business connections across the private, public and non-profit sectors. 

Why Choose Us?

  • The course is an opportunity to complete your studies in the new modern purpose built Birmingham City Centre campus.
  • This new programme provides an ideal gateway into a career in management consultancy and related fields.
  • You will work on live projects from companies and with organisations, as both a member of a consultancy team and as an independent consultant.
  • Projects will be local, national and international to give you the widest experience possible of the differing demands of management consultancy.

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This course is open to International students

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Entry Requirements

UK students

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 honours or above degree from a UK University, or an international equivalent in any discipline.

EU / International students
English language requirements 2017/18
IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands
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Entry requirements here

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MSc Sep 2018 FT 1 Year £7,900 per year Applications Closed

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MSc Sep 2018 FT 1 Year £12,000 per year Applications Closed

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

This course is now full. You will be able to apply to start in September 2019 from Autumn 2018.

Personal statement

UK / EU students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.*

Your postgraduate personal statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Your passion and motivations

Studying a postgraduate course usually means you want to specialise in something. So what’s driving you?

Why this course?

Show that you’ve researched the course offering. What is it about this particular course that appeals to you? Is it the lecturers? The modules? Etc.

What makes you a good postgraduate candidate?

Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.

Relevant academic or work experience

Add anything relevant that relates back to your chosen course and shows how your skills will contribute towards your learning. What extra-curricular activities have you taken part in? What awards have you won? What employment or voluntary experience do you have that has helped you develop transferable skills? How do these specifically relate to the course you are applying for?

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry.

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*Non-EU students are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for this course.

Additional costs

While there are no additional costs associated with purchasing text books, there may be other costs to you. If you are joining the course which has a professional body accreditation you may be required to pay membership or examination costs. For details of these costs, please click on the link below.

Based on the past experience of our students, you might find it helpful to set aside about £50 for each year of your studies for your personal stationery and study materials. All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

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Accommodation and living costs

The cost of accommodation and other living costs are not included within your course fees. More information on the cost of accommodation can be found in our accommodation pages.

Financial Support

We offer further information on possible postgraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.

Did you know that you will soon be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 for some courses and options?

Postgraduate loans

Stage One: PG Certificate

Leadership and Management
Consulting Skills
Consulting Business Analysis

Stage Two: PG Diploma

Managing Change
Project Management
Live Consultancy Project

Stage Three: Masters

Internship Project

In order for graduates of the programme to evidence the acquisition of the desired holistic skill sets, it has been designed in consultation with employers to incorporate a number of assessment types including; examination, video presentation, report writing, online international learning and internship projects.

This course is entirely coursework based. This allows you the opportunity to go in-depth with all of your assessed work, meaning you can progress at a pace that suits you. No matter what the topic, you will be able to have enough time to research, comprehend and report on it to the best of your abilities.

Further Study

Opportunities for further study with Birmingham City Business School include the MBA, DBA and PhD options.

International Opportunities

While there are a number of global case study scenarios within the course, there will also be the opportunity for students to carry out an online international project, which will involve international collaboration. 

To support your employability aims, the MSc Management Consultancy programme places a key emphasis on practice-based learning and research. You will also have the opportunity to attend Management Consultancy career workshops, which will provide valuable advice on networking, CVs, covering letters and interviews. As a University, we also boast a dedicated student support careers service department.

With Birmingham City University being based in the heart of the city, the location also provides excellent networking and business connections across private, public and the non-profit sectors. During your course, you will have access to cutting-edge research, be in touch with emerging trends, and interact with and influence key business decision makers during events, lectures and workshops.

You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internship and deliver your own consultancy project, in order to practice a range of consultancy skills, from initial project conception through to presenting solutions to your client.


OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.


BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

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Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

The Curzon Building

This course is based at our City Centre Campus – and specifically The Curzon Building, alongside other Social Sciences, Law, Business and English students.

The £63m building offers students a unique social learning space, including a dedicated student hub incorporating student support services, in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development.

The Business floors house an extensive number of IT facilities, breakout areas, and specialised rooms. The Marketing Link Agency is designed to replicate a modern marketing firm, allowing students to get real-life experience of working in the marketing sector. There is also the City Trading Room, which features state of the art stock market tracking equipment, keeping you up to date with all the financial comings and goings of the London Stock Exchange and Wall Street.

The Curzon building is also conveniently close to Birmingham’s business and financial centre, allowing for strong links between your studies and the real world.

The Curzon Building also features:

  • An impressive new library with access to over 65 million full text items and stunning views of Eastside City Park
  • Your Students’ Union which is located in a beautifully restored 19th century pub, The Eagle and Ball
  • A modern 300-seat food court with space to study and socialise
  • Brand new, accessible IT facilities with full Office365 for all students for free
  • Shared facilities with the wider campus including the recently opened Parkside Building and Millennium Point

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Anne-Marie McTavish

Head of the Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing

Anne-Marie McTavish is a leading expert in Location Independent Working and Technology Enhanced Flexible Working. She leads the Department of Management, HR and Enterprise within Birmingham City Business School.

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Paul Massiah

Associate Professor, Programme Director – MSc Management Consultancy

Paul Massiah is an Associate Professor within Birmingham City Business School. He has a number of publications across both Higher Education (HE) and commercial arenas, including published research surrounding International student degree attainment, and Global Supply Chain and Operations Strategy.

UK prospective students:

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EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

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