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Financial Planning and Business Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 15 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
This part-time, professionally-focused course has been developed to offer thought-leaders in the financial planning sector the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Financial Planning profession. You will study financial planning concepts, critically examine theories and models, and engage in applied research.


Throughout the research process, you will work with like-minded individuals and receive one-to-one supervision from academic staff with expertise in the financial planning arena, culminating in the submission of your dissertation.

You will be supported by staff with an appreciation of the issues being addressed by financial planning communities, with research expertise underpinned by academic study, professional qualifications, and several years of experience in supervising and supporting individuals with little or no previous experience of the rigours of academic research.

Study this part-time course around your existing commitments. There are two entry routes based upon your current experience and qualifications:

  • Chartered Financial Planners study 120 credits, with the first 30 credits studied online, and the remaining 90 credits studied part-time on campus.
  • Fellows of the Personal Finance Society, or equivalent, study the 90 credit programme only, part-time on campus.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Governance, Risk and Control 
  • Financial Technologies
  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If they receive your application after the 15 January deadline and up until 30 June, they will still consider it if there are places available on the course, but some of the most popular courses may already be full.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

All applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Advanced standing – 120 credit programme:You will have gained the Chartered Financial Planner qualificationor equivalent.

Advanced standing – 90 credit programme:You will have gained Fellowship of the Personal Finance Societyor equivalent.

In addition:• You must have a minimum of four years of relevantmanagement experience.• You must be engaged in formal continuing professionaldevelopment (CPD) activities

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    2584 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2584 GBP per module and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1542 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1542 GBP per module and a duration of 15 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
per 30 credits studied per year

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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