MBA with placement year

Postgraduate degree

  Start this course in January 2022
MBA with placement year

This MBA gives you the chance to complete a year long placement giving you the opportunity to apply and develop existing knowledge and skills.

Start Date:

January 2022

April 2022

September 2022


2 years (full-time) including placement year.

Degree Type:


Number of credits:

180 credits at Level 7


Business and Law

Postgraduate and Doctoral open evening

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details


The Roehampton MBA is designed with early career professionals in mind. This option allows you to take a placement on successful completion of the taught modules, giving you an opportunity to gain relevant experience at an organisation in London. 

It focuses on responsible leadership for sustaining competitive advantage and managing projects in a global context. It is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the main functional areas of business management such as strategy, marketing, finance and organisational change. The Roehampton MBA puts emphasis on the analysis of global organisations' best practices and strategies and it provides the opportunity to pursue a consultancy project with either a multinational corporation or a leading SME in London. 

This programme has been designed with input from successful senior managers, and will equip you with an understanding of the needs of global business. This MBA will also prepare you for the challenges of senior management within an international business environment. 

On successful completion of your MBA you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and manage global business operations; to absorb complex information; to make difficult strategic decisions and communicate them effectively; and to lead and manage cross-cultural project teams. 

This programme is dual accredited to a CMI qualification. Upon successful completion of the programme, Roehampton on-campus students, will be eligible for a CMI L7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to passing the required mapped CMI modules and CMI moderation. 



Indicative Timetable

Students on this course are normally in Monday, Tuesday (PM), Wednesday (AM) & Thursday.

Contact us for further information.

Tuition fees and funding

January 2022 and April 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees.

UK EU International Placement year
£14,338 (full-time) £14,338 (full-time) £16,012 (full-time) £1,500

January 2022 and April 2022 funding


September 2022 entry tuition fees

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Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£15,000 £16,850 £1,500

Career Options

You will emerge from the Roehampton MBA with well-developed project management and global business management skills, which are highly sought after by employers in both the private and public sectors. You will be equipped to work as a manager in a multinational corporation, international SME or start your own consultancy business.

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs


To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages


  • You will take a placement year of two semesters (30 weeks) at the end of your first year of study.
  • You will also have successfully passed your taught modules and have fulfilled 90% attendance requirement of the placement preparation programme to be eligible to access the work placement module.

Career support

  • You will explore the working environment by carrying out various activities such as job search, CV and interview preparation with help with the Careers Services and the Business School in order to secure a placement.
  • The career services team will work closely with the MBA team to ensure students are supported and engaged with the 40 P credit bearing Placement Module.
  • The University will offer guidance and support and recommend students to interested organisations; however, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure a placement.
  • If you are an international student a Tier 4 visa, your CAS will have to have a course duration of two years, subject to meeting the UKVI’s standard requirements.

Placement year

  • During the placement period, you will undertake an internship within a partner organisation and complete a 40P credit Placement Module. The fee for the Placement year is £1500.
  • The work-based placement is a 40P credit-bearing module that is graded at either Pass or Fail.
  • The Placement module will comprise of workshops that will prepare you to apply for and undertake an unpaid work placement in a relevant employment environment to develop your employability and technical business management skills.

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At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.