M.Sc. Process Industry Business Management

WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), University of Warwick

Application deadline: 31st August 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 11,000 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 20,280 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Become a professional manager with a broad understanding of key systems and business functions in process and chemical industries

Designed For

Those who wish to develop management careers in process and chemical industries.

This course would most suit candidates from chemical engineering or related disciplines, but students with other disciplines who wish to move into this sector may also apply.

We will provide you with

A range of tools and techniques required to manage a process business and a methodical approach to decision making.

You will understand the management and operational requirements of a process business and gain a broad view of industrial processes and process engineering. You will understand the essence of strategic thinking & management and the implications of local and international environment in which engineering businesses operate.

After You Graduate

Graduates from this course can expect employment in chemical and other process industries as well as a wide range of engineering organisations.


All courses are structured so that you take a combination of ten modules, complete ten post module assignments and execute a major research project.

All courses start on 29th September 2014 and last 12 months.

The Project represents 50% of the Masters credit and students should work on it throughout the year, alongside their modules.

The taught part of the MSc consists of ten modules. Modules are generally taught in intensive one-week blocks from Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.30pm. They are taught through a variety of learning activities: lectures, seminar work, syndicate group activities, industrial games, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. E-learning and forum activities are widely used to complement these activities.

These week long sessions (normally 10 in total over the course of the academic year) are scheduled at intervals from October through to June and attendance is compulsory. Modules are assessed by assignment, not exam.

Course Structure

Core Modules

Core modules are specified for each of the MSc courses and these are the modules you must do. The core modules for each course are listed on the relevant course pages. On some courses it is possible to gain exemption from a core module if you have relevant prior study or work experience in that area. If you are exempted from attendance on a module, you must make up for it by selecting an additional Elective Module. We will explain how to apply for exemption from core modules once you start the course.

Elective Modules

In addition to the compulsory core modules you must select additional Elective Modules from this list of modules. You should select sufficient elective modules to bring your total number of modules to ten. For some courses there is a list of recommended electives, but we will try to accommodate your wishes wherever possible. You do not need to select elective modules in advance, we will explain how you choose electives once you start the course in October.

Post Module Assignments

At the end of every module you will be given a post module assignment (PMA). This is a piece of assessed, written work which you must complete in your own time. It should take you 40-60 hours to complete and the submission deadline is four weeks after the end of the module. The assignment is marked by the tutor.


At the same time as the modules and assignments, you must undertake a major individual research project. This is 50% of the overall credit and must be submitted in the form of a dissertation around the end of August. Once you have submitted your dissertation you must attend an oral exam where your Project Supervisor and an independent supervisor will discuss your project with you. Both your dissertation and the oral will be marked.

You do not need to choose your project in advance, you will be provided with a list of projects soon after you start the MSc course. You must choose a project relevant to your degree which is in line with your research interests. All projects are supervised by a WMG member of staff or associate. Many projects relate closely to research developments in industry or research at WMG.

Academic Regulations

For the award of MSc you must:

  • Successfully attend and complete nine modules.
  • Pass nine post module assignments with all scores 50% or higher.
  • Pass the project with at least 50% on the dissertation and a pass awarded for the oral component.

You can elect to attend ten modules if you wish, but are required to attend only nine.

  • An MSc with Merit is awarded if you achieve an average of 65% across your MSc assessments (i.e. the combined average of your project mark and the average of your best nine modules)
  • An MSc with Distinction is awarded if you achieve and average of 70% or above across your MSc assessments


  • Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


Each year WMG offers up to 50 scholarships to students studying on WMG MSc Courses. Scholarships for 2014 entry will be announced from November 2013 onwards.
Other scholarship and funding opportunities for students studying on WMG MSc Courses include:

  • Banco Santander Scholarships for WMG students
  • Colfuturo Scholarship Loan – Latin American Students
  • Chevening - The UK government’s global scholarship programme scholarships can cover the full cost of study and are offered in over 110 countries. More information is available from the Chevening website .
  • Banco de México – FIDERH
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • International Office Masters Scholarships
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship
  • WMG and The Central Bank of India (CBI) have an agreement that all Indian students applying for one of WMG's Masters courses can now take advantage of fast-track loan arrangements provided by the CBI. This will ensure a swift and speedy response to applications regarding loans to support MSc study in WMG at the University of Warwick. For further information, please contact our regional representative in India: C. Venuprasad, venu.prasad@wmg.warwick.ac.uk.

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