MSc Finance and Management degree

Entry requirements
2:2 +
Full-time
1 year
Part-time
Not available
Start date
September 2020
UK / EU fee
£13,800
International fee
£23,200
Location
Loughborough
Application status
Open

Overview

Our MSc Finance and Management programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Successful modern organisations depend upon effective decision makers who are equipped with core skills in business, finance and management. Underpinned by the latest research and commercial best practice, our MSc Finance and Management programme will prepare you for the ever changing nature of today's business environment.

MSc Finance and Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.‌

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You will develop an understanding of business and management by studying across a range of areas, including marketing, HR, accounting, strategic management and, in particular, finance. Your financial knowledge and skills will be further developed within accounting and finance modules.

You will benefit from the expertise of our renowned research-active academics, to help you develop your knowledge and analytical skills in finance-relevant fields, and ensure that you will graduate with the essential skills sought by employers.

Who should study this programme?

Our financial management programme is ideal for graduates with a non-finance background who are interested in developing key business, finance and management competencies to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Why you should choose us

Why you should study this degree

What makes this programme different?

  • study a range of areas, including marketing, human resources and accounting
  • taught by renowned, research-active academics
  • scholarships available for the best candidates
  • study at top 10 UK university.

What you'll study

Human Resource Management (15 credits)

This module will introduce you to the range of alternative techniques and strategies for managing people at work and will develop your expertise in evaluating the different techniques and strategies in varied circumstances.

Module content

Topics covered will focus on the key areas of human resource management (HRM), such as:

  • the nature of HRM
  • performance and reward
  • recruitment and selection
  • training and development
  • organisational culture
  • international perspectives
  • ethical perspectives.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • describe the philosophy and principles of HRM
  • assess some key techniques for managing people and their strengths and weaknesses
  • analyse key contemporary issues in relation to HRM
  • conduct research, using various data sources in order to integrate theory and practice regarding people management activities in work organisations
  • analyse organisational practices in order to identify the assumptions which underpin them
  • work effectively in a small team to conduct research into HRM issues
  • critically evaluate international and comparative perspectives of HRM
  • analyse the ethical implications of HRM practice in an organisational context.

Teaching and learning

  • seminars: 3 hours
  • lectures: 33 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Accounting and Performance Measurement (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. provide you with a broad understanding of the basic concepts in accounting with an emphasis on measurement of the financial performance of organisations
  2. develop your technical and analytical skills in aspects of accounting
  3. give you the financial awareness necessary for further study in business and management and for future employment.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the nature and aims of accounting in theory and practice
  • an introduction to financial accounting and published financial statements
  • adjustments to financial statement necessary for meaningful performance measurement
  • definition, calculation and interpretation of key financial performance metrics.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • understand the contents of published financial reports
  • understand the organisational context of accounting and performance measures
  • define basic accounting terminology and explain financial statements
  • define and illustrate basic accounting concepts
  • compile, analyse and interpret financial information
  • apply basic accounting concepts, principles and techniques
  • compute and interpret basic accounting ratios and other performance measures
  • discuss the advantages and shortcomings of financial information used in performance measurement
  • discuss the part that self-interest and moral hazard play in financial reporting.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 33 hours
  • guided independent study: 117 hours

Assessments

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Marketing in the Organisation (15 credits)

This module examines the principles of marketing, from theoretical and practical perspectives. It will enable you to develop an understanding of applied marketing and build a solid foundation in the subject.

Marketing content

Topics studied may include:

  • marketing environment
  • marketing planning process
  • segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • marketing orientation, organisational and consumer buyer behaviour
  • the marketing information system
  • the marketing mix.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • explain the critical issues relating to each marketing mix element
  • comprehend the new media and its effect on marketing
  • construct a framework marketing plan for an organisation
  • analyse the marketing environment of an organisation
  • debate marketing issues in a group setting
  • analyse marketing problems using appropriate marketing tools
  • work effectively in a small team on analysing and solving marketing problems
  • make oral presentations to a management audience
  • select appropriate tools and techniques to support creative ideas
  • demonstrate effective communication and report writing skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours (includes 12 hours of blended learning)

Assessment

  • individual coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Foundations of Corporate Finance (15 credits)

This module will provide you with an understanding of how corporate finance relates to other corporate managerial activities.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the foundations of finance
  • discounting and project valuation
  • debt and equity financing
  • capital structure
  • ethical issues facing firms
  • stock valuation and international application.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • evaluate fundamental issues in finance/treasury management
  • compare and contrast sophisticated approaches to the evaluation and assessment of alternatives faced by corporate treasurers in a number of areas of corporate finance
  • critically evaluate arguments, theory and evidence in relation to key issues in corporate finance
  • use appropriate tools to analyse problems faced by corporate treasurers in respect of valuation, cost of capital, capital structure and dividend policy
  • write a fully-referenced critical essay, demonstrating critical analysis and evaluation
  • reason numerically and interpret numerical information.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 4 hours
  • lectures: 22 hours
  • guided independent study: 124 hours

Assessment

  • 2,500-word group coursework assignment: 25%
  • 2-hour exam: 75%

Personal Development for Study and Employability (15 credits)

This two-semester module will:

  1. encourage you to take ownership of your own personal learning and development
  2. improve your capabilities in literature searching, referencing, academic writing and critical analysis for academic research
  3. develop your understanding of the needs of organisations in the international business environment. This includes the methods of recruitment used by global organisations and how to develop your own body of evidence of your demonstration of management competencies.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • literature searching using reputable sources
  • Harvard referencing for business and management
  • management competencies and the requirements of organisations
  • the current business environment and trends in the labour market
  • skills identification and promotion throughout the job application process
  • interpersonal skills and team working
  • human behaviour and body language.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • appropriate resources for academic literature searching
  • effective acknowledgement of sources using appropriate referencing techniques
  • the complexity of the current global business environment
  • management competencies and how to effectively market themselves for recruitment.

You will also be able to:

  • evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the career your wish to pursue
  • interpret the requirements of an organisation
  • interpret evidence for their own personal achievement of management competencies
  • critically evaluate data collected in context with previously published knowledge or information
  • engage in critical reasoning, debate and augmentation
  • perform appropriate literature searching/ business information searching using library databases or other reputable sources
  • critically analyse and discuss appropriate sources
  • exhibit confidence in written and verbal communication skills
  • manage a group project effectively to a tight deadline applying organisational, teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 7 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 32 hours
  • guided independent study: 111 hours

Assessment

  • 2,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • 4,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • group poster/presentation: 40%

Students with significant knowledge of ‘Human Resource Management’ or ‘Marketing in the Organisation’ may substitute this with another available module.

Financial Theory and Policy (15 credits)

This module will introduce the objectives and functions of capital markets and the types of financial securities and market participants that facilitate these objectives. It will also develop an understanding of the capital markets and the way in which financial risks and returns are measured and managed in this context.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • portfolio theory
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • efficient market hypothesis
  • alternative asset pricing models.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the principal economic functions of capital markets
  • describe the types of financial investments traded in UK capital markets
  • explain the major asset pricing models
  • discuss the informational efficiency of capital markets
  • critically assess the principles of risk diversification and the theory of portfolio management
  • evaluate economic issues facing capital market providers
  • apply the principles underlying the management of financial risk to specific situations
  • apply statistical theory to the analysis of financial data
  • produce a report suitable for a non-expert investor
  • collect, organise, interpret and analyse quantitative data.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 6 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 124 hours

Assessment

  • 2,500-word group coursework assignment: 25%
  • 2-hour exam: 75%

Corporate and Wholesale Finance (15 credits)

This module will examine the important practical and strategic issues in international banking and wholesale corporate finance, within the current legal and institutional framework.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the origins of modern-day international banking
  • country risk analysis
  • structural changes in banking and finance
  • securitisation and the dynamics of wholesale corporate finance
  • syndicated lending
  • euronote facilities
  • bond finance, interest rates and currency swaps
  • project financing
  • options and futures.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • analyse the fundamental market developments and product innovations that have taken place in corporate and wholesale finance over the last several decades
  • compare and contrast the relative advantages and disadvantages associated with a number of important private placement mechanisms and vanilla products
  • evaluate alternative methods of raising finance on capital and financial markets
  • record and summarise developments in the world's private capital and financial markets
  • prepare written responses to questions on market developments, vanilla products and wholesale finance
  • use appropriate normative and analytical approaches to explain and substantiate arguments
  • make effective written communication in an academic style
  • analyse and use qualitative and quantitative data to substantiate written and oral discussions.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 11 hours
  • lectures: 22 hours
  • guided independent study: 117 hours

Assessment

  • 1,500-individual coursework assignment: 25%
  • 2-hour exam: 75%

International Financial Management (15 credits)

The aims of this module are to:

  • build on the pre-requisite module Principles of Finance
  • develop a thorough understanding of the practice of financial management in companies operating in the international environment.
  • develop critical reasoning skills in the context of international financial risk management

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • foreign exchange markets and parity relations
  • management of foreign exchange exposure and political risk
  • currency derivatives
  • financing
  • net present values 
  • capital structure decisions in the international business

Learning outcomes 

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically discuss the operations of the foreign exchange market and particularly different potential foreign exchange rate regimes
  • describe, both theoretically and empirically, the relationship between foreign exchange spot rates, forward rates, international interest rates and international inflation
  • demonstrate how to estimate the magnitude of foreign exchange risk
  • evaluate the role that both strategic risk management and derivatives hedging can play in reducing foreign exchange risk and increasing shareholder value
  • critically assess current issues in international treasury management
  • critically evaluate arguments and evidence in relation to key issues in international finance
  • evaluate and assess alternatives in complex international finance scenarios
  • reason numerically using advanced techniques and interpret numerical information
  • write an effective group report for an international financial management audience using appropriate tools.

Teaching and learning 

  • tutorial: 4 hours 
  • practical classes and workshops: 4 hours 
  • lecture: 22 hours 
  • guided independent study: 120 hours 

Assessment 

  • coursework: 25%
  • examination 75%

 

 

Personal Development for Study and Employability (15 credits)

This two-semester module will:

  1. encourage you to take ownership of your own personal learning and development
  2. improve your capabilities in literature searching, referencing, academic writing and critical analysis for academic research
  3. develop your understanding of the needs of organisations in the international business environment. This includes the methods of recruitment used by global organisations and how to develop your own body of evidence of your demonstration of management competencies.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • literature searching using reputable sources
  • Harvard referencing for business and management
  • management competencies and the requirements of organisations
  • the current business environment and trends in the labour market
  • skills identification and promotion throughout the job application process
  • interpersonal skills and team working
  • human behaviour and body language.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • appropriate resources for academic literature searching
  • effective acknowledgement of sources using appropriate referencing techniques
  • the complexity of the current global business environment
  • management competencies and how to effectively market themselves for recruitment.

You will also be able to:

  • evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the career your wish to pursue
  • interpret the requirements of an organisation
  • interpret evidence for their own personal achievement of management competencies
  • critically evaluate data collected in context with previously published knowledge or information
  • engage in critical reasoning, debate and augmentation
  • perform appropriate literature searching/ business information searching using library databases or other reputable sources
  • critically analyse and discuss appropriate sources
  • exhibit confidence in written and verbal communication skills
  • manage a group project effectively to a tight deadline applying organisational, teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 7 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 32 hours
  • guided independent study: 111 hours

Assessment

  • 2,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • 4,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • group poster/presentation: 40%

Optional modules (choose one)

Business Economics (15 credits)

This module will give you an understanding of the economic concepts and models appropriate to business decision making.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • an introduction to economics
  • microeconomics
  • economic models
  • supply, demand and market equilibrium
  • competition
  • pricing
  • market failure
  • aggregate demand and supply
  • inflation
  • unemployment
  • growth
  • trade.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • use economic theory to explain and analyse the behaviour of consumers, organisations and the economy in general
  • discuss how economics has developed as an explicit ethical science
  • discuss how economic theory can be used to help management decision making
  • select relevant economic concepts and apply them to real-life situations
  • use diagrams, examples from national and international sources and basic mathematics to explain the behaviour of consumers, organisations and the macro economy
  • write essays to explain the behaviour of consumers, organisations and the macro economy
  • interpret numerical and diagrammatic economic information/arguments.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 8 hours
  • lectures: 25 hours
  • guided independent study: 117 hours

Assessment

  • 3,000-word group coursework assignment: 25%
  • 2-hour exam: 75%

Business Environment Analysis (15 credits)

This module will consolidate your learning from semesters one and two by enabling you to develop the skills you need to analyse a given industry.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • generic approaches to industry and external environment analysis
  • theoretical concepts and tools of analysis of the remote and operating environment (eg PESTEL analysis, DEEPLIST, Porter's five forces and market segment analysis), identifying its impact on an industry or sector
  • use of secondary sources of data and publicly available material.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • develop an appropriate structure for analysing an industry and the organisations therein
  • use appropriate tools to analyse a given industry and assess the industry environment
  • critically debate the application and use of these tools
  • systematically assess the industry environment of a business and appraise its effect on a specific industry
  • evaluate the competitive nature of a specific industry
  • act autonomously in obtaining, analysing and applying information from a variety of sources including publicly available material
  • deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively
  • communicate complex ideas orally to an audience of a specialist and several non-specialists
  • critically discuss the relevance of environmental forces on a given industry/sector.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 1 hour
  • tutorials: 2 hours
  • lectures: 6 hours
  • guided independent study: 141 hours

Assessment

  • presentation: 10%
  • 5,000-word individual essay: 90%

Small Business and Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

This module will present a range of issues affecting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the small business sector and start-ups
  • entrepreneurs and owner-managers
  • elements of business plans for SMEs
  • strategy and growth in SMEs
  • growth models for SMEs
  • the financing and financial management of SMEs
  • management strategies in small firms
  • UK government policy towards SMEs
  • contemporary issues in the small firm sector
  • idea generation and evaluation and SMEs and innovation.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • assess the economic contribution of the SME sector
  • describe the growth patterns of SMEs and identify the characteristics of entrepreneurs
  • explain growth models for SMEs
  • analyse the development of government policy towards SMEs
  • evaluate the funding of SMEs and appraise the relationship between SMEs and their principal financiers
  • assess the components of a business plan
  • clearly describe a business and its people
  • analyse the competitive position and critical success factors of a business
  • link objectives, strategy, risk and financial implications of an operational plan
  • gather relevant data and evidence from various sources and apply them appropriately under time-constrained conditions
  • integrate theoretical concepts from a variety of subject areas and apply these to practical case study-situations.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Business Forecasting (15 credits)

This module will:

  • give you an understanding of the various approaches to business forecasting and explore their use in practice with standard packages
  • develop your ability to interpret numerical information
  • give you skills in analysis and modelling of management situations and a sophisticated approach to the evaluation of alternatives in complex scenarios.

Module content

The module concentrates on time series analysis and begins with decomposition and regression-based forecasting methods before extending the approaches into ARIMA methods. The factors affecting the choice of method are also explored.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • compare and contrast various standard approaches to business forecasting
  • select appropriate forecasting methods in various business situations
  • use numerical reasoning and interpret numerical information in complex scenarios
  • use standard forecasting packages on business type data.

Teaching and learning

  • tutorials: 3 hours
  • computer labs: 5 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 118 hours

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Services and Retail Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. give you a critical insight into the key aspects of services and retail management
  2. provide you with an understanding of the theory and practice of services and retail management, and the strategies pursued by leading organisations
  3. give you an appreciation of the available research evidence pertaining to the particular challenges, opportunities and strategies which are encountered by different types of service and retail businesses
  4. develop your skills in obtaining, analysing and applying information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material.

Module content

This module will introduce you to associated principles, academic research, and the contemporary analytical and planning tools used in services and retail management. In particular, the module will examine:

  • the management of the service process and service encounters
  • customer behaviour in service settings
  • internal marketing and the role of employees in retailing
  • internationalisation strategies
  • the development of new services
  • the role of personal service in retailing and the management of customer relationships
  • service quality issues in retailing, complaint handling and service failure and recovery.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the main components of services and retail management
  • define and illustrate the main components of services and retail theory
  • critically appraise the way in which this theory can be practically applied in the service sector
  • analyse, solve and critically discuss services and retail problems, in context
  • apply skills in obtaining, analysing and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material
  • discuss, explain and critique arguments both verbally and in written form.

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Current Issues in Finance (15 credits)

This module will provide you with the opportunity to study a selection of important contemporary topics in finance.

Module content

You will study selected contemporary topics in finance, such as:

  • behavioural finance
  • international financial management
  • portfolio performance evaluation
  • mergers and takeovers.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critique the usefulness of global financial information
  • evaluate how financial information can be utilised to assess portfolio performance
  • discuss selected contemporary topics in finance
  • compute appropriate financial variables
  • analyse financial performance
  • apply relevant tools for financial decision-making
  • evaluate recent developments in finance
  • analyse data
  • reason numerically and interpret numerical information.

Teaching and learning

  • lecturs: 30 hours
  • guided independent study: 120 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Global Strategic Management (15 credits)

This module will give you a critical understanding of the concepts involved in global strategic management and its application in the private and public sectors. It will also develop skills in strategic analysis, the development of strategic options and the implementation of strategy.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • the concepts of global strategy and strategic management
  • environmental analysis and strategic positioning
  • strategic capability
  • corporate governance
  • business and corporate level strategy
  • strategic evaluation
  • strategy implementation
  • global strategic leadership
  • organisational structure and design
  • the cultural context
  • business ethics and corporate responsibility
  • managing strategic change.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the concept of global strategic management as applied to a variety of different organisations in the global context
  • develop mission statements and meaningful corporate objectives in a global context
  • identify the elements of an organisation's strategic position
  • conduct a detailed environmental analysis
  • explain the relationship between the capabilities and competitive advantage of an organisation
  • distinguish between strategic options
  • recognise the problems and implications of implementing the strategies
  • evaluate the relationship between strategy, resources, culture, structure, design and working environment of an organisation
  • distinguish between the core areas of corporate and business level strategy and how they link together in an organisation
  • evaluate an organisation's strategies
  • analyse the multiplicity of factors and inter-relationships that make up a complex scenario
  • demonstrate self-direction and originality in analysing problems.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 23 hours
  • guided independent study: 127 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word individual coursework assignment: 100%

Optional modules (choose one)

Financial Derivatives (15 credits)

This module will introduce you to options, futures and other derivative instruments and understand their use in financial management.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • futures and the market for futures
  • options and options markets
  • swaps
  • pricing derivatives
  • Black-Scholes pricing model
  • risks associated with derivatives.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • discuss how financial derivatives are used to manage financial risks
  • critique the use and usefulness of financial derivatives
  • evaluate the appropriateness and use of different types of financial derivatives
  • discuss how financial derivatives are priced
  • compute values for different financial derivatives
  • apply the Black-Scholes option pricing model
  • apply relevant hedging tools for financial decision-making
  • collect and analyse data
  • reason numerically and interpret numerical information.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 30 hours
  • guided independent study: 120 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Corporate Governance and Responsibility (15 credits)

This module will develop an understanding of corporate governance and responsibility and will explore different governance mechanisms.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • theories of corporate governance
  • regulation of corporate governance
  • boards of directors
  • ownership and control
  • executive remuneration
  • accountability and corporate social responsibility
  • international aspects of corporate governance.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically assess the role of corporate governance in the broader corporate environment
  • critically analyse key aspects of current governance regulation
  • debate issues of corporate responsibility
  • evaluate the operation and effectiveness of various corporate governance mechanisms on company behaviour
  • assess the relevance of corporate responsibility reporting to company stakeholders
  • evaluate current research.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 5 hours
  • lectures: 19 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

The information above is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

How you'll be assessed

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based coursework. In general, the weight on examinations is higher than on coursework.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

Future career prospects

Graduates are employed in a wide range of financial, management and accountancy roles.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Axis (Greece), Trader
  • Forensic Science Service, Forensic Analyst
  • GFI, Broker
  • HSBC, Bank Management Trainee
  • Howden Risk Partners, Account Executive
  • Royal Bank of Scotland, Chartered Accountant
  • Santander, Business Analyst
  • Phones 4 U, Finance Graduate Programme.

Your personal development

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting you with your personal and professional development, all our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

Furthermore, on successful completion of this programme, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the internal aspects, functions, processes and financing of organisations - including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context they operate in
  • the external context in which organisations operate - including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations
  • how organisations are managed and financially controlled - including the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management of organisations with regard to relevant theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within organisations and in relation to the external context
  • how financial markets operate for different financial products in different market and regulatory settings.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

An honours degree (good 2:2 of 55% or above) or equivalent international qualification in a non-finance discipline. Evidence of quantitative proficiency, through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in your first degree, is required.

If you already hold a finance degree, you are instead encouraged to apply for one of our specialist finance master's programmes.

Afghanistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Masters 95% 85% 70%

Albania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma (from 2010) 9.5 8.5 8

Algeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (4 year) / Diplome d'Inginieur d'Etat / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures 16 14 12

Argentina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Argentina 8.5 7.5 6.0

Armenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavri Kochum 90% 80% 70%
Magistrosi Kochum 3.9 3.5 3.0

Australia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Honours degree (AQF level 8) First Class, 80% Upper Second, 70%, H2A Lower Second, 60%, 2B
Ordinary degree - AQF Level 7 pass (mark 46 or 50) High Distinction (80% or 85%) Distinction (75% or 80%) Distinction (70% or 75%)

Austria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree/ Diplomstudium / Magister degree A (or 1.5) mit Auszeichnungbestanden 60% or B or 3.0 (or 2) 50% or C or 2.7 (or 3)

Azerbaijan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomu 4.5 4 3.5
Diplomu (Specialist Diploma) 90% 80% 70%

Bahamas

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bahrain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Bangladesh

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BUET or 'Good Private' University - 4 year degree BUET - 1st (70%) / 3.5 BUET - 2nd (60%) / 3.0 BUET - 2nd (55%) / 2.75
Other universities - Masters (1-2 years) following a 3 or 4 year degree 80% / 4.0 65% / 3.25 50% / 2.5

Barbados

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Barbados - Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Belarus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Specialist Diploma (5Yr) 9 7 5

Belgium

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude 60%/12
Licenciaat 80% 70% 60%
Licencie 17 14 12

Belize

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Benin

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise 18 15 or Bien 12 or Assez Bien

Bermuda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bolivia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
A Licenciado, 4 years Private (public/private) 85/78 75/66 67/55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja / Diplomirani 10 9 8

Botswana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's degree A or 80% B or 70% C or 60%

Brazil

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 (A) 7.5 6.0

Brunei

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)

Bulgaria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 yr Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) 6 5 4

Cambodia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 years 90% or 9 or 4.0 80% or 8 or 3.5 70% or 7 or 3.0

Cameroon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree or Diplome d'Etudes Superiures de Commerce 1st or 15 2:1 or 14 2:2 or 12.5
Diplome d'Ingenieur or Diplôme d'Ingénieur de Conception or a Maitrise or a 4 year Licence 20 or GPA 3.7 20 or Bien (GPA 3.4) 20 or Assez Bien (GPA 3.1)

Canada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0/percentage scale 3.7/85% 3.3/75% 2.7/68%
Out of 9 8 6 5
Out of 12 10 8 6

Chile

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Grado de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (4 years) 6 5.5 5

China

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below:

First class (70%) Mid 2:1 (65%) 2:1 (60%) Mid 2:2 (55%) 2:2 (50%)
Shanghai Rank Top 250 85% 81% 80% 78% 77%
Shanghai Rank 251-500 89% 84% 83% 81% 80%
Shanghai Rank 501+ 92% 87% 86% 85% 82%

Affiliated colleges

The University will consider students from Affiliated Colleges in the following way:

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities in the top 250 Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 80%-84%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are 251-500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are above 500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Universities given special consideration

Applicants from a small number of Chinese universities that specialise in business, management, finance or creative arts will be given special consideration by the University. The full list of these universities and the Shanghai band under which they will be considered can be found in the PDF below.

Download the list of Chinese universities given special consideration here

Students who do not meet the above requirements may occasionally be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

Colombia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 4.5 3.75 3.2

Costa Rica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado 9 8 or 80 7 or 75

Croatia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaureus / Prvostupnik 4.5 3.8 3.0

Cuba

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year Titulo de Licenciado / Licenciatura 5 4 3

Cyprus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Cyprus 8.5 7.0 6.5

Czech Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalár (after 2001) 6 yr integrated Magistr 1 1.5 2

Denmark

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or Bachelor degree (7 point scale) 12 10 7

Dominican Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciado 3.8 Magna Cum Laude 3.5 Cum Laude 3.2
Título de [subject area] - 85% 82%

Ecuador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado 8.5 8 7
Título de [subject area] 85% 80% 70%

Egypt

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Egypt 3.5 3.2 2.8
Universities only BA 90%, BSc 85% BA 80%, BSc 75% BA 65%, BSc 65%

El Salvador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Licenciado 8.5 7.5 6.5
Título de Ingeniero 85% 75% 65%
Arquitecto - Muy Bueno Bueno

Estonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalaureusekraad or Magister or Magistrikraad 5 or A 4 or B 3 or C

Ethiopia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A/GPA 4.0 A/GPA 3.5 B/GPA 2.8

Finland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kandidaattii/Kandidat (out of 3) 3 2 1
Maisteri/Magister (out of 5) 4.5 3 2.5

France

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (3 years)/ Maitrise/ Diplôme d'Ingénieur 14 12 11

Georgia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year degree (% = new system) 5 (95%) 4.5 (85%) 4 (75%)

Germany

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
German Bachelor/ Diplom, Magister Artium / Zeugnis über den Zweiten Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung 1.5 2.5 3.0

Ghana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Ghana First Upper second/60% Lower second/50%

Greece

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
AEI 8.5 7.0 6
TEI 8.5 7 6.5

Grenada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of West Indies - classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Degree from University of West Indies - grade / percentage A B / 75% C / 55%
Degree from University of West Indies - GPA 3.6 3.0 2.0

Guatemala

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Liceniado / Titulo de (subject area) - 4years 90% (public university) / 95% (private university) 80% (public university) / 85% (private university) 60% (public university) / 70% (private university)

Guyana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's GPA 4 GPA 3.5 3.0

Honduras

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado / Grado Académico de Licenciatura (4 year degree) - GPA out of 5 GPA 5 or 90% GPA 4 or 80% GPA 3.5 or 70%

Hong Kong

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Hungary

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevel / Bachelor 5 4 3

Iceland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag 8.5 7.5 6.5

India

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework 65% (First) 60% (First) 55% (Upper second)
All other Indian institutions 70% (First with distinction) 65% (First) 60% (First)

Indonesia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sarjana I (S1) from A (or B) credited Universities 3.7 (4.0) 3.3 (3.7) 3 (3.3)

Iran

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iran 17 15 13

Iraq

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iraq 80% 75% 70%

Ireland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Republic of Ireland First (70%) Upper second (60%) Lower second (50%)

Israel

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3 yr Bachelor Degree 90% 80% 70%

Italy

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma di Laurea 109/110 104/110 (or 27) 100/110 (or 26)

Ivory Coast

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures 16 14 (Bien) 12 (Assez Bien)

Jamaica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by UCJ and CCCJ 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) or B 2:2 (GPA 2.0) or C

Japan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Japan 85% 80% or B or 3.0 70% or C or 2.0

Jordan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3 or 3.5/5 or 75% 2.8 or 65%

Kazakhstan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 5.0/percentage scale 4.5 or 90% 4 or 85% 3.5 or 80%
GPA 4.33 scale 3.9 3.7 3.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.4 3

Kenya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kenya First / 70% / A Upper second / 60% / B Lower second / 50% / C

Kosovo

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kosovo 10 9 8

Kuwait

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.6 3.0 2.8

Latvia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Latvia 9 7 6

Lebanon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
American 90% (3.5) 80% (3.2) 70% (2.8)
French 18 15 12

Liberia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's 4.0 or 90% 3.5 or 85% 3 or 80%

Libya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BSc Engineering, Architecture, Medicine 85 (3.6) 75 (3.0) 65 (2.5)
Other bachelor's degree from a university 90 (4.0) 85% (3.6) 75% (3.0)

Lithuania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lithuania 9 8 7

Macau

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macau 1st or GPA 3.7 2:1 or GPA 3.0 2:2 or GPA 2.5

Macedonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macedonia 10 9 8

Malawi

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's only MSc 75% MSc 70% MSc 65%

Malaysia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Class 2.1 2.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Malta

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Malta 1st (80%) 2:1 (70%) 2:2 (55%)

Mauritius

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mauritius 1st or 70% 2:1 or 60% 2:2 or 50%

Mexico

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mexico 9 8 7

Moldova

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenţă (Diploma of Licentiate) 10 9 8

Mongolia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) 90% or 3.5 80% or GPA 3.2 70% or GPA 3.0

Morocco

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Morocco 17 15 13

Mozambique

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciatura 16 14 12

Myanmar (Burma)

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
2 year Master's degree 5 or 85% 5 or 75% 4.5 or 65%

Namibia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Namibia 80% or A 70% or B 60% or C

Nepal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's (after 3 year bachelor degree) 90% or 3.9 GPA 80% or 3.8 GPA 65% or 3.3 GPA

Netherlands

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Netherlands 8 7 6

New Zealand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Honours degree (480 credits) - Level 8 First (7.0) Upper Second (6.0) Lower Second (4.0)

Nicaragua

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciatura (4 year) 90% 80% 70%

Nigeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
7 point Scale 6 5 4
5 point scale 4.5 3.8 3.5
4 point scale 3.5 3 2.5

Norway

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Norway A B C

Oman

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Pakistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree only First with distinction (75%) / 4.0 First (65%) / 3.2 Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree only First with Distinction (85%) First (75%) First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor's plus Master's First (60%) Second (55%) Second (50%)

Palestine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree A / 90% / 3.7 B+ / 85% / 3.3 B / 80% / 3.0

Panama

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 91 (A) 81 (B) 71 (C)

Papua New Guinea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Papua New Guinea 1st 2:1 2:2

Paraguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Paraguay - 4 3.5

Peru

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 14 13 12

Philippines

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from prestigious state universities or Centres of Excellence (COE) Summa Cum Laude 4.0 / 96% / 1.0 Magna cum Laude 3.5 / 92% / 1.5 Cum Laude 3.0 / 87%/ 2.0

Poland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree (post 2003) Magister (pre- 2003) 5 4.5 / 4+ 4

Portugal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Portugal 18 16 14

Qatar

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Romania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenta/ Diploma de Inginer 9 8 7

Russia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Russia 4.5 4.0 3.5

Rwanda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year bachelor (Hons) degree (480 credits) 1st, 16/20 (80%) 2:1,14/20 (70%) 2:2, 12/20 (60%)

Saudi Arabia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.75 3.5

Senegal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies,Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees 16/20 or Tres Bien 14/20 or Bien 12/20 or Assez Bien

Serbia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomirani/ Bachelor's degree 9 8 7

Sierra Leone

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification - 2:1 2:2
Percentage grading - 60-69% 50-59%
Letter grading - B+ B

Singapore

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Upper second Lower second
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.0 2.7
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.5 3.0

Slovakia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovakia 1.5 or B 2.0 or C 2.5 or C/high D

Slovenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovenia 9.5 8.5 7

South Africa

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Percentage scale 75-100% 70-74% 60-69%

South Korea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+

Spain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 8.5 7 6.5
UCM grading 3.0 2.0 1.5

Sri Lanka

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sri Lanka 70% 60% 55%

Sudan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sudan (North and South) 1st or 70% or B+ 2:1 or 66% Mid 2:2 or 60% or B

Sweden

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sweden - Overall grade of VG with a minimum of 90 credits at VG Overall grade of G with a minimum of 90 credits at G

Switzerland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Switzerland 6 5 4

Syria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
State universities 4 years of study 80% 70% 60%
Private universities 4 years of study 90% 80% 70%

Taiwan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%

Tajikistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tajikistan - 4.5 4

Tanzania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tanzania 1st 2:1 2:2

Thailand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Trinidad and Tobago

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by ACTT 1st or B+ or 70% 2:1 or B or 65% 2:2 or B- or 60%

Tunisia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence, Maîtrise, Diplôme National d'Ingénieu 15 (tres bien) 14 (bien) 11 (assez bien)

Turkey

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi 3.5 3 2.5

Turkmenistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Turkmenistan - 4.5 4

Uganda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Uganda 1st or 4.4 2:1 or 3.8 2:2 or 3.0

Ukraine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree (11 / 5) 11 or 5 9 or 4.5 8 or 4

United Arab Emirates

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.6

United States of America

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Uruguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado (4 year) 10 9 8

Uzbekistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomi / Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) 90% or GPA 4.5 80% or GPA 4.0 70% or GPA 3.0

Venezuela

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado/Professional title. (4 year) 18/20 or 8/9 16/20 or 7/9 14/20 or 6/9

Vietnam

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Vietnam 8.0 7.0 6.0

Zambia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A or 4.0 or 80% B+, 3.5 or 70% B or 3.0 or 60%

Zimbabwe

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3/4 year degree 1st or 75% 2:1 or 65% 2:2 or 60%

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
£13,800

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£23,200

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

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