Top Up MSc Management


University of South Wales has assessed the membership criteria of the following institutes and can allow entry to this fast-track Masters programme to any past or present member of these institutes providing the person has substantial and relevant managerial experience.

Eligibility criteria:

Full member (or Fellow) of one of the institutes named below & 5 years managerial experience


Eligible members of the following institutions can enrol for MSc Management or MBA:

  • The Institute of Leadership & Management
  • The Chartered Management Institute
  • The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT)
  • ACCA
  • CIMA
  • ICPA (Ireland)

Eligible members of the following institutions can apply for MSc Management, MBA or MSc Strategic Procurement Management:

  • The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • IIPMM (Ireland)
  • APC/CPP (USA/Canada)

Eligible members of the following institutions can enrol for either the MSc Management, MBA or MSc Marketing:

  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM)
  • MII (Ireland),
  • IMM (South Africa),
  • NIMA (Holland),
  • MIF (Finland),
  • SI (Sweden)

Eligible members of the following institution can enrol for the MSc Management, MBA, MSc Marketing or MSc Public Relations:

  • The Chartered Institute of Public Relations

If your professional institution is not listed please contact MDC to confirm whether you are eligible.

For details of eligibility criteria for MDC’s other programmes please visit or


Points to note:

Where an applicant has been awarded full membership of their institute by a route other than examinations (e.g. by experience) the University may wish to perform an APEL (accreditation of prior experiential learning) which incurs an extra fee of £350.

International Students require a Short Term Study Visa (this is usually supplied within 6 weeks of application, much quicker than a full student visa)

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