School of Business and Economics

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for the programme applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a UK or recognised overseas University with a Second Class honours or equivalent


  • Have achieved the academic requirements for corporate membership of a British Chartered Professional Institute (equivalent to NQF level 6 or above)


  • Hold any other relevant qualification or professional experience as determined by the Programme Director with a reasonable level of formal academic education (usually A levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 4/5 qualifications).


  • Hold a qualification in Maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent).  Applicants who do not have GCSE Maths and English, but have an equivalent level qualification may be accepted and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  Guidance as to acceptable alternative English language qualifications can be found here:

All applicants to the Level 7 in Strategic Leadership programme must have a minimum of 3 years professional/managerial experience.

Applicants to the master's in Business Administration (Executive) programme applicants must have a minimum of 5 years professional/managerial experience.

NOTE:  Applicants seeking entry solely on the basis of work experience may be interviewed.

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship all applicants must be:

  • aged over 16
  • legally resident in England
  • and with the right to live and work in, England (excluding Channel Islands or the Isle of Man)


  • a citizen within the European Economic Area (EEA)


  • have the right of abode in the UK, and have been resident in the EEA for at least the three years on the first day of learning


  • a non-EEA citizen with permission from the UK government to live in the UK, (not for educational purposes) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years before the start of learning


  • reside in Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland but will spend at least 50% of the working hours during the apprenticeship in England


  • the apprentice's occupation involves significant travel outside of the UK (such as in travel or tourism) or the apprentice works offshore (such as on an oil platform) but has an identified registered work location in England OR the apprentice is in the armed forces’