Masters | Postgraduate Course - Physics and Business Management MSc Course Details within University of Leeds

Course Fees
UK/EU fees: £10,000 (total). International fees: £21,500 (total)
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School of Physics and Astronomy Admissions Team
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Physics and Business Management MSc

Study Details

MSc: 12 months full-time

This unique interdisciplinary Professional Science Masters programme, developed in partnership between The School of Physics and Astronomy and Leeds University Business School, offers you the opportunity to develop both high level physics competencies and key business management skills.

The programme will be especially relevant to you if you are working in, or seeking a career within, the SME advanced technology sector, where a strong background in both applied fundamental science, and an understanding of commercial and business environments is highly desirable. However, the programme will equally be of value to those seeking a more commercially focussed role in larger organisations.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • Strategic Management 15 credits
  • Research Design and Analysis 15 credits
  • Interdisciplinary Research Project 45 credits
  • Current Research Topics in Physics 15 credits

Optional modules

  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation 15 credits
  • Effective Decision Making 15 credits
  • Managing for Innovation 15 credits
  • Advanced Management Decision Making 15 credits
  • Business Analytics and Decision Science 15 credits
  • Forecasting and Advanced Business Analytics 15 credits
  • Innovation Management in Practice 15 credits
  • Soft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals 15 credits
  • Quantum Many-Body Physics 15 credits
  • Winds, Bubbles and Explosions 15 credits

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in Physics or a related subject.

Student Destinations

You’ll receive sector-specific training to suit your own career objectives and be given the guidance to apply your knowledge by experts from both the business and science communities.

You’ll be well-placed for senior roles in industry, whether that be within small high technology companies looking to develop new markets, or large corporate organisations looking to manage growth and change, in sectors such as Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Energy and Power, Healthcare, IT and Telecommunications.

Many such organisations need skilled employees with the ability to apply their scientific knowledge in a business management capacity. Furthermore, graduates are increasingly finding careers in companies that are applying digital technologies to improve their business.