Management MA (Hons) 2021 entry
The MA (Hons) in Management introduces you to organisations in all sectors and teaches you to understand techniques which draw from the subject including marketing, organisational behaviour, managing in diverse and challenging situations, and analysing financial data. From your studies, you acquire interpersonal skills in problem solving, critical thinking and self-reliance, and are empowered to interrogate evidence, challenge logic, and question existing ways of doing things.
You learn from a team of international scholars whose teaching and research are based on the concept of responsible enterprise, which entails an ethical approach to managing organisations and their social and environmental impacts.
The MA course is particularly suited for those wanting a range of options across Arts subjects, but who want to give most of their attention to Management. For those interested in studying Management alongside Science subjects, the BSc in Management may be of interest instead of the MA.
More information for 2021 entry will be available in September 2020. For information on the current year of entry for this course, see the 2020 page.
Master of Arts (single Honours degree)
Four years full time
- Start date: September 2021
- End date: June 2025
These grades are the overall standards required to consider you for entry. Find out more about Standard, Minimum and Gateway entry requirements using academic entry explained and see which entry requirements you need to look at using the entry requirements indicator.
- Standard entry grades: AAAAB
- Minimum entry grades: AABB
- Gateway entry grades: BBBB
- Standard entry grades: AAA
- Minimum entry grades: ABB
- Standard entry grades: 38 (HL 6,6,6)
- Minimum entry grades: 36 (HL 6,5,5)
We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.
For degrees combining more than one subject, the subject with the higher entry requirements determines the grades you need. You will also need to meet any further subject specific entrance requirements as outlined on their pages.
If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.How to apply
Do I need to have studied this subject before?
No previous knowledge of this subject is required.
General entry requirements
All applicants must have attained the following qualifications, or equivalent, in addition to the specific entry requirements for individual programmes.
More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements web page.
St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.
The School of Management at St Andrews was ranked first in the UK (overall and for graduate prospects) by the Complete University Guide 2020. The School was also ranked first in Scotland (overall) and second in the UK (satisfied with teaching) for business, management and marketing by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
The School is also known for its research impact and was ranked second in Scotland for research quality by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with over 78% of its research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2019 as 95% of St Andrews final year students were satisfied with the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University as a whole was awarded second in the UK and first in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Management as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects.
It is possible to combine a degree in Management with two modern languages. Any combination of Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, or Spanish is available. Combinations involving Management and German are only available to those with previous knowledge of German.
“It is inspiring to hear from highly-accomplished and highly-published academics. The small size of the School of Management gives studying here a personal feel: you get the chance to connect with your lecturers who really care about your development and continue to remember you throughout your time here.”
Frazer (Scottish Borders, Scotland)