MSc Entry Requirements

To be considered for our 12 month MSc programmes you will need a good honours degree (2:1 or higher), or equivalent from a recognised university. For International Entry Requirement Information and equivalent qualifications, please visit our Country-specific pages.

For the below programmes you will also need to have subject-specific knowledge:

  • MSc's in Economics
    A degree in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have taken at minimum: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Statistics, and Mathematics or a Quantitative module.
  • 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) for at least two semesters; or a degree in any subject with any pass grade at GCE A-Level or overseas equivalent in mathematics, further mathematics, statistics or physics. You must upload A-Level or equivalent evidence of maths in addition to your university transcript if you would like this to be considered as part of your application.
  • MSc Financial Technology
    A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent in a highly quantitative subject (such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Finance or Science).
    You must have obtained good grades in mathematical, quantitative or statistics related modules at undergraduate level, or GCE A-Level grade A or overseas equivalent in Mathematics. Good programming skills, using languages such as C++, SQL, Java, R or Python, and/or two years relevant work experience in the field of science and technology, financial services or treasury management, are not strict requirements but will add weight to your application. 
  • MSc 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 Accounting and Finance (or equivalent) modules and you should have studied several of the following at bachelor’s level with a 2.1 (or overseas equivalent): Financial Management, Audit, Tax, Management/Cost Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Investments.
  • 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 similar subject area in Business.
  • MSc Research Insights in Marketing
    A good UK honours degree (2:1 or higher) or international equivalent is needed for this course. The degree must be in marketing or business and management, although we are willing to consider strong applicants with resonant Honours degrees.
  • MSc Strategic Marketing and Consulting
    A good UK honours degree (2:1 or higher) or international equivalent is needed for this course. Applicants must have studied marketing or a course with at least 2 marketing modules in it. Applicants who have not studied marketing but have 2 years of relevant work experience will also be considered


A staged admissions process is in place for the Business School’s full-time 12-month MSc programmes. This means that when you apply for one of our programmes for September 2022 entry, your application will be considered with all others that have been submitted before that deadline.

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 (5000 characters max)
  • Evidence to show competency in the English language, if applicable (applications can be considered without English Language evidence though offers may include the condition that it is provided at a later date)

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 Business | MSc Management:

  • Requirements:

    IELTS - 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

    TOEFL - 88 with no less than 22 in speaking, 21 in reading and writing, and 20 in listening.

    PEARSON ACADEMIC TEST OF ENGLISH - 67 overall with no less than 64 in all four skills

Programmes: MSc Marketing | MSc Research Insights in Marketing | MSc Strategic Marketing & Consulting | MSc Human Resource Management | MSc Accounting & Finance | MSc Investments | MSc Financial Management |MSc Financial Technology

  • Requirements: :

    IELTS - 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band

    TOEFL - 95 with no less than 22 in any band.

    PEARSON ACADEMIC TEST OF ENGLISH -76 overall with no less than 67 in all four skills

If you are an international student who has studied in the UK, or you have studied in an English-speaking country, within the past two years you may not need to provide an English language certificate such as IELTS. 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 English Programmes

The University offers presessional English programmes for those applicants who do not meet the English language requirements.