12 months
3000 GBP/year
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If you’re working in a managerial, technical or professional role and already possess a business-related PG Diploma, then our one-year Master of Business Administration (Part-time) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) may be for you.

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If you already possess a postgraduate general management diploma, such as the Diploma in Management Studies (DMS), and can satisfy the general admissions criterion of ability to benefit, you may be able to join the MBA in Year 3 to develop your final dissertation thesis. This advanced standing facility has proved an invaluable stepping-stone to those DMS holders who wish to extend their programme of studies to master’s level.

Why study with us

You'll enhance your career potential, personal and professional effectiveness, and performance in employment in the field of business and management in a wide range of organisations.

You’ll undertake your own research into a topic within the field of business and management that has interest and relevance to your current or future career.

You will work alongside other MBA students and specialist research supervisors to evaluate an existing business problem or gap in knowledge.

Future careers

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration (Part-time) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) often progress to senior positions in their own organisations.

Some graduates of the programme opt for a change of career or go on to teaching in further and higher education. You can also progress to the Doctor of Business Administration or other doctoral level programmes. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MBA Dissertation - This module aims to enable the students to conduct an extended piece of business/management research. Available to part time MBA students only.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent and will need a business-related PG Diploma (such as the DMS)
  • Entry to the programme is via an admissions interview in order to establish the viability of your proposed research project for progression to dissertation – details of this will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    3000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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