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26 Masters programmes delivered by 11 of DIFC’s University partners have been rated as the best of the best in a recent Masters ranking.

Published last month, the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2015-16 assesses the best Masters programmes worldwide out of 4000 programmes in 30 fields of study. The 26 DIFC partner programmes ranked cover all business areas, including Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, International Business and Accounting as well as more specialised programmes in Information Systems, Project Management and Supply Chain Management.

The Eduniversal rankings team evaluate each programme based on reputation, post-graduation salary and student satisfaction, as well as awarding bonus points for aspects such as international diversity and opportunities for work-based experience. These programmes are ranked on a worldwide basis, as well as within geographic regions such as Western Europe.

Each programme is also given a star rating based on their final score – with 4 stars being the maximum. Six of our partner Masters programmes were given the maximum 4 stars, including University of Manchester Business School’s MSc in Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management, Msc in Accounting & Finance, MSc in Marketing and MSc in International Business & Management. The others were Aston University’s MSc in International Business and University of Limerick’s MSc in Project Management.

The rankings for DIFC’s partner Masters programmes are as follows:

Best for Supply Chain Management & Logistics – Worldwide

#20         Manchester Business School – MSc in Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management

#61         Dublin City University – MSc Strategic Procurement

Best MBA – Western Europe

#27         University of Birmingham – MBA International Business

Best in Accounting & Finance – Western Europe

#11         Manchester Business School – Msc in Accounting & Finance

#28         Dublin City University – Master of Science & Accounting

#34         Aston University – MSc in Accounting & Finance

#37         University of Birmingham – MSc in Investments

#45         University of Leeds – MSc in Accounting & Finance

#46         Kingston University of London – MSc in Accounting & Finance

Best in Marketing – Western Europe

#9           Manchester Business School (University of Manchester) – MSc  in Marketing

#28         Dublin City University – MSc in Marketing

#32         University of Limerick – MSc in Marketing, Consumption & Society

#39         University of Leeds – MSc in International Marketing Management

#41         Aston University – MSc Marketing Management

#46         Sheffield Hallam University – International Marketing

#48         Kingston University London – Marketing & Brand Management

#50         National University of Ireland, Galway – MSc International Marketing & Exporting

Best in International Business – Western Europe

#10         Manchester Business School – MSc in International Business & Management

#24         Aston University – MSc in International Business

#37         University of Limerick – MSc in International Management & Global Business

Best in Engineering & Project Management – Western Europe

#12         University of Limerick – MSc in Project Management

#38         Manchester Metropolitan University – MSc in Project Management

#40         Dublin Institute of Technology – MSc in Technology & Innovation Management

Best in Information Systems – Western Europe

#19         Aston University – MSc in Information Systems & Business Analysis

#28        University of Leeds – MSc in Advanced Computer Science (Intelligent Systems)

#35         University of Sheffield – MSc in Information Systems Management


The DIFC – NCUK Graduate Diploma Programme (or Pre-Masters) prepares International postgraduate students for Masters study in Ireland and the UK. Our programme includes modules in English for Academic Purposes, Orientation to Western Study, Research Methods and a Research Project.

The great news is that once you successfully complete the DIFC –NCUK Graduate Diploma programme, you are guaranteed a placement in one of our Partner University Masters programmes – including those listed above.

To find out more about how you can guarantee your progression to a top Masters programme, contact us.

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