Entry Requirements: Applicants must hold an appropriate Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in the same subject area as the MSc top up. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELT's 6.5. Other qualifications and extensive senior management experience may be considered on a case by case basis.
Duration: 6 months
Intake Dates: See below
Fees: £2,700 (With OTHM Level 7 Diploma) and £4,500 (With other PG / Level 7 Diploma)
External Exam Fees: * Additional fees may apply if you do not hold a standard entry qualification.

MA / MSc Top up programmes

Master’s degree programmes – 60 credits final stage (top-up)

The following programmes are studied through the development of a Consultancy Project Report.

  • MA in Education Management and Leadership (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership qualification.
  • MA in Human Resource Management (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification.
  • MA in Public Administration (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration qualification.
  • MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification.
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance qualification.
  • MSc in Health and Social Care Management (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification.
  • MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification.
  • MSc in Project Management (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Project Management qualification.
  • MSc in Strategic Marketing (top-up) programme is offered to students who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Marketing qualification.

Module information and delivery

  • Consultancy Project Report – compulsory

The top-up programmes consist of a compulsory single module ‘Consultancy Project Report’ worth 60 credits. The module provides the opportunity for you to examine an area of particular interest within an appropriate organisational context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development, through enabling you to demonstrate your capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.

The purpose of this programme is to deliver a practical and realistic solution to a business-related strategic challenge, which in turn is supported by appropriate reference to theoretical and conceptual analysis.

You will evidence this by producing a ‘Consultancy Project Report’ of 12,000 words.

The Consultancy Project Report is delivered and assessed by our UK based academic team using our virtual learning platform and direct support from your allocated supervisor.

The Consultancy Project module could be completed in one academic term of 15 weeks or may be studied part-time over two terms.

Entry requirements, Fees and Intakes

To apply any of the above masters top-up programmes, you would normally need to possess relevant OTHM level 7 diploma (120 credits) qualification, you must also have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience at graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management etc.

  • MA and MSc top-up course fee is £2,700. (With OTHM Level 7 Diploma)
  • Starts in SeptemberJanuary, and May
  • MA and MSc top up course fee is £4,500 (With other PG / Level 7 Diploma)
  • Starts in January, April, July and September

Awarding institution

  • Awarded by University of Chichester and delivered through LGS.