MSc Entry Requirements

For entry on to all of our 12 month MSc programmes you will need the following:

  • A good honours degree (2:1 or higher), or equivalent from a recognised university
  • International Entry Requirement Information
  • MSc's in Economics
    A degree in a relevant subject.
  • MSc Financial Management
    A degree in any subject with a pass mark (or a pass grade) in any quantitative subject (such as econometrics, statistics, mathematics, physics, or any other relevant module), or a degree in any subject with any pass grade at GCE A-Level in mathematics, further mathematics, statistics or physics.
  • MSc International Accounting and Finance
    A degree in a relevant subject. You must have achieved a mark equivalent to a 2.1 at Bachelor’s level in Basic Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Corporate Finance and Financial Management (or equivalent) modules and you should have studied the majority of Audit, Tax, Management/Cost Accounting, and Financial Statement Analysis modules at Bachelor’s level.
  • MSc Investments
    A degree in a relevant subject and/or obtained good grades in mathematical related modules at undergraduate level
  • MSc Management
    A degree in business, management, economics, accounting, finance or a degree with at least two modules in these areas. If not then any degree subject plus at least two years full-time relevant work experience.
  • MSc Marketing Communications
    A degree in a relevant subject or a minimum of 2 years direct work experience and higher English entry requirements for international  students
  • MSc Strategic Marketing and Consulting
    A degree in a relevant subject or a minimum of 2 years direct work experience and higher English entry requirements for international  students.

Other available options

If you fail to meet the entry requirements for our 12 month MSc Business programmes you may be interested in taking our 24 month flexible route or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.


There is currently no official application deadline date, but it is advisable to apply as early as possible especially if you need a visa to study in the UK, or if you want to apply for any available scholarships.

An application can be made online, where you will need to upload the following:

  • A copy of your academic transcript in English
  • Two references, or contact details for your referees, at least one of which should comment on your academic abilities
  • A personal statement explaining why you wish to join the programme and what makes you a suitable candidate (500 words max)
  • English qualification evidence (if applicable-you can apply without one but if you are made an offer of study you will need to provide one)

Please note that if you are made an offer of study, you will normally be asked to post official copies of some of these documents to the Admissions Office; find out more about the application process.

English Language Requirements

Programmes: MSc's in Economics | MSc International Accounting & Finance |  MSc Investments |  MSc International Business | MSc Financial Management | MSc Management:

  • Requirements:
    IELTS - 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

    TOEFL IBT* - 88 with no less than 22 in speaking, 21 in reading and writing, and 20 in listening. PEARSON ACADEMIC TEST OF ENGLISH 59 in all four skills

Programmes: MSc Marketing | MSc International Marketing | MSc Strategic Marketing & Consulting | MSc Marketing Communications | MSc Human Resource Management | MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD pathway

  • Requirements: :
    IELTS - 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band

    TOEFL IBT* - 95 with no less than 22 in any band. PEARSON ACADEMIC TEST OF ENGLISH 67 in all four skills

*Internet-based test (IBT) Please note that TOEFL IBT will only be accepted for applicants who do not require a Tier 4 visa to study with us.

If you are an international student who has studied in the UK, or you have studied in an English-speaking country, you may not need to provide an English language certificate such as IELTS or TOEFL. However, this can only be confirmed by the Admissions Office if you make an application and you are made an offer of study.

Find out further details about English entry requirements (including alternatives)

Presessional Business Management English Programme (BME)

We offer Pre-sessional Business Management English courses for those applicants who fail to achieve the required IETLS/TOEFL scores. Further details about these courses can be found on the pre-sessional pages

A number of additional English language courses are also available from our English for International Students Unit (EISU) before and during the programme.