Programme Content and Eligibility
What are the business benefits of Professional and Executive Programmes?
Each module is followed by a Post Module Assignment, which enable participants to apply directly what they have learnt on the module into their working environment.
At the end of an MSc, the sponsoring company benefits from nine ‘mini case studies’ as well as a larger company based Dissertation.
The knowledge and skills employees gain through our programmes programmes can boost efficiency, increase capability and expand productivity, whilst facilitating staff recruitment and improving staff retention. This adds real business value and rapid ROI.
In order to help professionals build a business case to obtain funding from their employer to attend our Programmes, we have designed this Business Benefits list.
Please contact us if you have further questions on the business value of our Professional Programmes.
What are the entry requirements for the Postgraduate Programmes?
To join one of our Postgraduate Programmes (Postgraduate Award, Postgraduate Certificate, Master's degree), individuals should already have at least a second class honours Degree from an approved university, preferably, but not exclusively, in a technology-related subject. You will also need at least 2 years industry experience.
The entry requirements for the MSc Programme is that you should already have at least a second class honours degree and have sufficient relevant professional experience to gain the maximum benefit for you and your employer from the Programme. However, we do offer an option for those delegates who have a many years’ experience in the industry but not a honours degree an opportunity to register initially for our Post Graduate Award. The individuals would be register for the Post Graduate Award with a registration period of 1 year but they would not go for this award, if they successfully complete & pass the Postgraduate Award we would transfer the credit onto the MSc.
Can I join the if I am self-employed?
Yes. As long as you have enough professional experience to relate your learning to your recent contracts / clients.
Which Master's degrees are offered at WMG?
MSc available part-time:
- MSc Engineering Business Management
- MSc Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management
- MSc Programme and Project Management
- MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management
- MSc Healthcare Operational Management
- MSc Cyber Security Engineering
- MSc Cyber Security Management
- MSc Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
- MSc Sustainable Automotive Electrification
Are the MSc courses accredited by any external Professional Body?
Yes - for more information please see our page on Course Accreditation.
Please visit our Master's Degree pages to find the list of all compulsory modules on each MSc stream.
In which order are the modules delivered?
There is no strict order to be followed when attending the modules, apart from the few exceptions below:
- Personal Leadership and Influencing Change is a pre-requisite for Leading Change
- Project Planning, Management and Control is a pre-requisite for Managing the Multi Programme/Project Environment
How many credit points is the full MSc equals to?
An MSc is equal to 180 credit points and requires the successful completion of 8 or 9 modules, depending on course, plus the completion of a company-based project.
What is a Postgraduate Award (PgA)?
A Postgraduate Award is an intermediary qualification equal to 30 credits of modules. Your credit points can then be transferred towards a full MSc registration within 5 years of you attending the module. The tuition fees paid towards the PgA will be deducted from the total MSc fees (pro rata).
What is a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)?
A Postgraduate Certificate is an intermediary qualification equal to 60 credits of modules. Your credit points can then be transferred towards a full MSc registration within 5 years of you attending the module. The tuition fees paid towards the PgC will be deducted from the total MSc fees (pro rata).
Is it possible to attend just one module as a short course / CPD?
Yes. Each module offered is also available on a standalone basis to achieve CPD. You do not have to complete a Post Module Assignment but if you choose not to, you won't be able to carry over the CATS points attached to this module.
What is the start date of the MSc?
There is no official start date to enter our programmes as enrolment is on-going throughout the year. We do request that all applicants attend an Induction before completing their first module and we run up to three induction days per year.
How many modules do I need to study?
- Business and Management MSc's require 9 modules to achieve a full MSc, plus 2 supporting events
- Specialist MSc's require 8 modules to achieve a full MSc, plus 2 supporting events
- 4 or 6 modules for a Postgraduate Certificate, plus 1 supporting event (PgC)
- 2 or 3 modules for a Postgraduate Award, plus 1 supporting event (PgA)
- 1 module for a CPD Certificate
How do I book onto a module?
Once you have submitted your application form, our Programme Administrator will send you a draft module schedule plan. You can book onto a module up to 12 months in advance. Six weeks before the start of the module, you will receive Joining Instructions. At this point, you will have to confirm you definite attendance or not.
How do I cancel attendance to a module?
You must contact our Programme Co-ordinator to cancel your attendance to a module. If you cancel within six weeks of the start of the module, you may be charged up to 10%. If you cancel within two weeks of the start of the module, you will be charged 50% of the fees for that module. If you cancel on the day or simply do not show up, you will be charged 100%.
What time do the modules start in the morning?
if modules are delivered face-to-face, they usually start at 9.00am on the Monday morning and 8.30am any other days. Modules finish at 7.30pm everyday apart from Friday where they finish at 2.00pm. The timetable for blended or online modules will vary.
How is the MSc assessed?
Grade are awarded for modules and and the company project / dissertation. Each module is assessed by a Post Module Assignment of approximately 5,000 words which will be composed of usually two questions relating to the learning gained during that module.
How long does it take to write a PMA?
Depending on the module it will take approximately 60 hours preparing your PMA. This does not mean that you will be writing for 60 hours, but it includes your research and networking time within your organisation to find out the information needed for a successful PMA.
How long do I have to submit a PMA?
Each PMA needs to arrive at WMG within 8 weeks of the end of each module. The module tutor will give you a deadline date at the end of each module.
How can I submit my PMA?
You can submit your PMA online - you will need your login details to do so. In the event of a website problem you can email your PMA to the Programme Co-ordinator. It is not possible to send PMAs by post.
What is the word count for dissertations?
Your Dissertation / Company Project should total approximately 20,000 words to be decided with your academic supervisor. A PMA should come to approximately 5000 words.
Can I see sample questions of PMAs?
Examples of generic PMA question may be as follows:
- Describe and then critically assess how your company designs, develops and produces a new product or service. Suggest practical ways in which current methods could be improved and explain the likely benefits to be gained from the application of your suggestions.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of working in groups in organisations. Give examples from your experience.
- Critically evaluate the objectives of an operations facility within your company. How well do these align with the strategy and performance measures in use?
How do I apply?
Contact our team by phone +44 (0)24 765 23976 or email at email@example.com to discuss the options available and confirm your eligibility.
An application link will then be emailed to you once your suitability to join the programme has been confirmed.
How much are the fees for Home/EU/International students?
There is no difference in fees for Home / EU or International students. A yearly increment is to be expected and will be according to inflation.
How can my fees be paid?
Companies or individuals can be invoiced annually or quarterly, and if you are self-funding you will need to pay the annual fee in advance.
When will my fees need to be paid?
Your first invoice should be around the date of your induction. You will be invoiced the sum equal to the annual / quarterly figure according to the methods you have chosen on your application form.
Are there any scholarships available?
There are no scholarships available for WMG Part-time Programmes.
What is Induction?
Induction introduces you to WMG, the way we deliver the programmes and the way you will be expected to write and submit your Post Module Assignments. During Induction you will also meet with some of your fellow students and will be able to network. The whole event is meant to give you an introduction to what studying at WMG will be like, and to introduce you to our team.
What is the Research Methodologies?
Research Methodologies is a two-day module which provides the participant with practical guidance on how to conduct an academically-sound MSc project. The module provides guidance on the key elements of good academic practice and a practical understanding of the major elements required of a Masters project. You normally attend Research Methodologies around 18 months after the start of your MSc.