MSc Human Resource Management degree

Entry requirements
2:1 +
Full-time
1 year
Part-time
Not available
Start date
September 2020
UK / EU fee
£13,800
International fee
£21,900
Location
Loughborough
Application status
Open

Overview

Our MSc Human Resource Management programme is approved by the Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is ideal for those interested in developing a career in human resource management, personnel or allied fields of management.

Subject to appropriate option choices and professional membership, graduates will meet the knowledge requirements for Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for Human Resources, Employment Relations and related professions in the UK.

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Our MSc Human Resource Management programme is taught by academics with both a strong track record in human resource management related research and practitioner HR experience. It focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside more practical skills required for a career in people management. These practical skills include making presentations, role-play practice in handling challenging situations, and problem solving skills through case study analysis.

Our links to the CIPD reinforce the professional skills and behaviours that you develop throughout the course, as well as providing the opportunity for networking with business leaders and HR professionals.

We pride ourselves on the international perspective which is a theme throughout the programme, as is the emphasis on ethical best practice which one would expect from aspiring professionals. Loughborough School of Business and Economics is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and these values are reflected throughout the programme.

Our masters in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to explore a range of aspects relating to Human Resource Management. Optional modules enable you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake an individual research project on an agreed topic, guided by one of our expert research supervisors.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Human Resource Management programmeis ideal for graduates looking to study a CIPD-approved MSc to prepare them for a career in develop a career in human resource management, personnel or allied fields of management.

Why you should choose us

Why you should study this degree

What makes this programme different?

  • approved by the CIPD
  • tailor your degree to suit your interests and aspirations
  • scholarships available for the best candidates
  • study at at top 10 UK business school.

What you'll study

Our MSc Human Resource Management is designed to give you an advanced understanding of the social science theory and evidence that underpins people management practice, thereby allowing you to meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice (15 credits)

This module will develop your capacity to critically evaluate theory and evidence around people management issues. It will explore the major aims and practices of people and human resource management (HRM) and covers major debates on leadership, flexibility, change management and ethics in people management.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the role and purpose of the human resource (HR) function
  • recruitment and selection
  • pay and reward
  • performance management
  • training and learning at work
  • leadership and HR effectiveness
  • change management
  • flexibility, downsising and redundancy
  • ethics and HRM.

Learning outcomes

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

  • major contemporary research and debates in the field of HRM
  • the major theories of motivation, commitment and engagement at work and how these influence management practice
  • the key aims and practices of the HR function in different organisational contexts
  • the role of leadership in people management
  • the theory and practice of change management
  • ethical issues involved in people management

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate theory, arguments and evidence in relation to the topics and issues mentioned above
  • identify and evalute the suitability of different people management practices and approaches for different contexts

make reasoned judgements about the ethical dimensions to people management

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 11 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 credits)

Through problem based learning, this module will develop a range of skills that are pivotal to effective management practice, including thinking and decision-making skills, interpreting financial information, team-working and interpersonal skills associated with personal effectiveness. Developing a capacity for reflective learning is central to this module.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • leadership and human resource management (HRM) professional behaviour
  • working in teams
  • project management
  • working with financial information
  • interviewing
  • difficult conversations, conflict and assertiveness
  • training and learning interventions
  • negotiation
  • presentation skills
  • decision making.

Learning outcomes

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

  • working in teams, team roles and group dynamics
  • project management
  • the practical skills and underlying theory related to negotiation, interviewing and interpersonal behaviour and workplace learning
  • the uses and interpretation of financial information in a business context.
  • critically evaluating theory, arguments and evidence in relation to the topics and issues mentioned above
  • the practical skills required to undertake the following HR related activities:
    • conducting interviews
    • delivery of training
    • project management
    • working in a team
    • negotiation
    • interpreting financial information.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • problem solving and decision making
  • teamwork
  • making presentations and influencing
  • personal effectiveness and self-management
  • communicating analysis and argument concisely and coherently
  • soliving problems through the application of theory and evidence
  • working effectively as an individual and as part of a small group within constrained time-frames.
  • reflecting on your own performance in a way that supports continuing professional development.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 36 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word coursework assignment: 100%

Optional modules (choose two)

Employment Relations (15 credits)

This module will give you a critical appreciation of different theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence on the nature of the employment relationship. At the same time, it will also give you an insight and understanding into collective and individual approaches to the management of the employment relationship. It will examine the role of legislation and regulation in the management of the employment relationship and consider the ethical issues involved.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • perspectives on the employment relationship:
    • the system of employment relations
    • the contexts of employment relations:
      • economy, society, institutions and technology
  • the actors in employment relations
    • trade unions and employers
  • The processes of employment relations:
    • collective bargaining
    • organisational level policies and processes of employment relations
    • the ethics of employment relations
    • employment relations and performance
    • employment relations and employee well-being.

Learning outcomes

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

  • different theories and perspectives on the employment relationship
  • the impact of law, policy and regulation on the management of the employment relationship
  • the institutions of collective employment relations, including trade unions, employers' associations and collective bargaining
  • organisation level employment relations processes for managing the employment relationship collectively and individually
  • the relationship between employment relations and other areas of huam resource (HR) policy and practice.

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate theory, arguments and evidence in relation to the topics and issues mentioned above
  • identify and assess the suitability of different approaches to managing the employment relationship to different organisational contexts
  • make reasoned judgements about the ethical dimensions of employment relations.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 11 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • 3,000-word group assignment: 50%
  • 2,000-word individual essay: 50%

Leadership and Performance Management (15 credits)

This module will develop your awareness of the essential theories of leadership, including a critical understanding of the quality of research and its implications for leadership development and workplace practices. It will also explore the key features of the performance management process, focusing on the application of psychological principles to the measurement, discussion and evaluation of work performance.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • trait and style theories of leadership
  • contingency theories of leadership
  • transformational and charismatic leadership
  • leadership across cultures
  • the nature of work performance
  • measuring work performance
  • interventions to enhance work performance
  • employee coaching and mentoring
  • the impact of leadership behaviours on work performance
  • high performance work practices.

Learning outcomes

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

  • the essential features of leadership theories including the implications of these for the identification and development of leaders and the management of a range of work issues
  • approaches to measuring and managing work performance and employee motivation focusing on the utility of psychological theory
  • professional codes of conduct including the British Psychological Society (BPS) code of conduct, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of conduct, performance and ethics, and other relevant ethical principles and guidelines.

 

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate theories of leadership and of workplace performance
  • discuss the ethical issues associated with using theories of leadership and workplace performance to guide intervention within organisations
  • apply tools and methods used in leadership and performance management research and practice
  • integrate knowledge of workplace diversity and culture into the discussion of leadership and performance management
  • assess the suitability of techniques to change leadership behaviour and employee performance taking into account both research evidence and ethical considerations.
  • use research methods to identify behaviours relating to effective performance in a variety of work roles including leadership positions.
  • use the research on employee performance and effective leadership to analyse, identify and communicate the implications for practice
  • communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing to a wide range of different stakeholder groups and in a number of different formats
  • apply constructive and structured approaches to complex problem-solving and intervention evaluation in the face of uncertainties and an incomplete evidence base.

Teaching and learning

  • supervised time in workshops (online activities): 3 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word integrated assessment portfolio: 100%

Work Design, Organisational Change and Development (15 credits)

This module will introduce a range of theories and concepts that describe how the work setting activates and influences a number of important psychological processes. It will examine the interactions between the wider environments within which organisations function and key issues within work psychology.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • organisational design and structure
  • the interactions between political, technological, economics and social factors and organisational functioning
  • approaches to the design, delivery and evaluation of organisational change and development
  • leading and managing change
  • the impact of change on employees
  • risk management processes
  • safety at work
  • job design and re-design
  • the application of principles of environmental and human factors psychology.

Learning outcomes

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

  • the implications of leadership theories for the management of a range of work issues
  • the measurement and determinants of work-related attitudes, health and well-being, linked to an understanding of the processes and outcomes of various organisational change interventions
  • the psychological influences on employees¿ responses to different types of work, different work environments and work cultures and different management practices
  • guidelines for development, implementation and evaluation of theory-based problem-solving processes in work-related contexts including an understanding of key practitioner skills and advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • professional codes of conduct including the British Psychological Society (BPS) code of conduct, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of conduct, performance and ethics, and more general ethical principles and guidelines.

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate knowledge, theory and practice from work psychology and business research
  • apply key theoretical principles to a range of work-related problems and issues in a variety of different work settings and across cultural contexts
  • build strategies for the assessment of work-related problems and risks through psychological enquiry and to critically evaluate the suitability of different strategies for the implementation and evaluation of interventions
  • integrate, evaluate and apply their knowledge of the topics diversity, fairness, gender and culture (e.g. globalisation) to the module content
  • reflect upon the development of knowledge and skills relevant to their progression as an occupational psychologist
  • identify and apply a variety of assessment methods to gather evidence relating to work design and change interventions across all parts of the problem-solving cycle
  • make appropriate evidence-based and ethical choices about the suitability of a range of practical theory-based techniques used to re-design jobs, work settings and organisational processes
  • critically and reflectively analyse various sources of evidence and identify both new and established implications for practice relevant to the module content
  • integrate different activities across the problem-solving cycle (eg problem assessment, intervention design and evaluation of solutions) in an appropriate and ethical way
  • communicate effectively orally, electronically and in writing to a wide range of different stakeholder groups and in a number of different formats
  • apply constructive and structured approaches to complex problem-solving and intervention evaluation even in the face of uncertainties and incomplete information.

Teaching and learning

  • supervised time in workshop (online activities): 3 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • group presentation: 25%
  • 1,500-word individual essay: 25%
  • 2,500-word individual technical report: 25%

Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)

This module will develop a strategic perspective on human resource management (HRM) practice, developing your understanding of how market environment, technology and other environmental forces shape the practice of HRM.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • organisations, human resources (HR) and the environment (PESTLE analysis)
  • strategic HR: best fit or best practice?
  • strategic HR: the resource based view
  • HR and change management: theories and principles
  • human resource information systems and HR analytics
  • HR outsourcing and procurement
  • HR in the multinational corporation
  • equality and diversity management.

Learning outcomes

  • On successful completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:
  • contemporary organisations nad the key environments in which they operate
  • different approaches to making and implementing human resource (HR) strategy and the role of context in shaping HR strategy
  • the way in which markets, competition, technology, globilisation and internationalisation, demographics and social trends shape HR strategies and practices
  • the role of government policy, legal regulation and other institutions in shaping HR strategies and practices
  • the role of HR strategy and practice in shaping organisational performance
  • ethical perspectives on HR strategy and related policy.

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate theory, arguments and evidence in relation to the topics and issues mentioned above
  • identify and evaluate the suitability of different people management practices and approaches for different organisational contexts
  • make reasoned judgements aboutthe ethical dimensions to people management.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 11 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Research Methods for HRM (15 credits)

This module will give you the knowledge and skills to undertake a significant piece of individual research. It covers different research philosophies and theories of knowledge, how to think about and develop research questions, and key quantitative and qualitative methods.

It will:

  1. provide you with the relevant theoretical and practical research method knowledge required to design, plan and execute research of a standard required by a dissertation
  2. give you an understanding of research methods which will allow them to critically review research by others on issues of relevance in people management.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • what is research: examples of management research
  • the philosophy of research
  • selecting a topic and setting objectives
  • conducting literature reviews
  • validity and reliability
  • quantitative research
  • sampling, questionnaire design and methods of analysis
  • qualitative research:
    • interview design
    • focus groups
    • qualitative data analysis
  • case studies
  • secondary data
  • ethics.

Learning outcomes

  • On successful completion of this module you will be able to display knowledge and understanding of:
  • the nature of management research
  • the stages involved in the process of research
  • the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of social science research
  • quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis and their strengths and weaknesses
  • the ethical issues in collecting and analysing data from human subjects.

You will also be able to:

  • conduct a systematic literature review
  • critically evaluate different research philosophies and methods
  • critically evaluate management research
  • develop a dissertation proposal
  • select and justify research objectives suitable for a MSc dissertation
  • identify, select and evaluate different research methods
  • choose methods to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data
  • produce a dissertation proposal
  • solve problems through the application of theory and evidence
  • conduct research on your own.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 11 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • 1.5-hour exam: 50%
  • 1,500-word individual coursework assignment: 50%

Optional modules (choose two)

Employment Law (15 credits)

This module will give you an understanding of the principles and operation of UK employment law, with a focus on the practical application of the law in a human resource (HR) management context.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • sources of law
  • the employment contract
  • discrimination law
  • health and safety law
  • working time regulation
  • parental rights
  • unfair dismissal
  • redundancy
  • unions and their members
  • union liabilities
  • consultation
  • practical workplace legal skills
  • the employment tribunal system.

Learning outcomes

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

  • the core principles of UK employment law
  • how to analyse analyse common legal problems likely to be encountered by an HR manager
  • the law as it applies to the collective regulation of the employment relationship (trade unions, collective bargaining, strikes etc)
  • the workings of the employment tribunal system
  • advise colleagues on legal issues related to the management of employment relations and HR
  • prepare and present material related to employment tribunal cases
  • keep up-to-date with developments in the field of employment law.

You will also be able to:

  • communicate analysis and argument concisely and coherently
  • solve problems through the application of theory and evidence
  • work effectively as an individual and as part of a small group within constrained time-frames
  • reflect on own performance in a way that supports continuing professional development.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 11 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • group presentation: 20%
  • 4,000-word individual portfolio: 80%

Learning, Development and Knowledge Management (15 credits)

This module will examine a range of individual, group and organisational-level theories of learning, development and knowledge management. It will develop your awareness of the application of theories across from the assessment of needs to the evaluation of interventions.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the application of sociological and psychological theories and processes to learning, training and development within organisations
  • training needs analysis:
    • the identification of competencies
    • the importance of trainability
  • the content of the training cycle and its practical application
  • individual and cultural differences and their impact on learning and training processes and outcomes
  • training evaluation and transfer
  • coaching and mentoring
  • knowledge management, innovation and creativity in organisational contexts
  • team training and organisational learning.

Learning outcomes

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

  • key theories and contemporary practices relating to the use of sociological and psychological principles to the assessment of individuals' knowledge, skills, abilities, goals and other constructs in training, learning and development
  • important and influential research-based theories of individual, team and organisational development including the application of a range of sociological and psychological theories to individual- and group-level learning, development and knowledge management
  • guidelines for development, implementation and evaluation of theory-based problem-solving processes in work-related contexts including an understanding of key practitioner skills and advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • professional codes of conduct and more general ethical principles and guidelines.

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate knowledge, theory and practice from psychology relating to skill development and learning
  • apply key theoretical principles to a range of training, development and knowledge management issues in a variety of different work settings
  • build strategies for the assessment of training needs, delivery and training evaluation through psychological enquiry and to critically evaluate different alternatives at individual, group, and organisational levels
  • use your psychological literacy to communicate effectively about various aspects of the learning, development and knowledge management to a range of different stakeholder groups
  • integrate, evaluate and apply their knowledge of the topics diversity, fairness, gender and culture to the module content
  • reflect upon the development of knowledge and skills relevant to their progression as an occupational psychologist
  • make appropriate evidence-based and ethical choices about the suitability of a range of practical theory-based techniques used in learning, development and knowledge management
  • use, when appropriate, a range of practical skills commonly deployed during individual, group and organisational-level learning and development
  • critically and reflectively analyse various sources of information from different stakeholder groups about learning and development needs to identify both new and established implications for practice
  • integrate different activities across the training cycle (eg problem assessment, intervention design and evaluation of solutions) in an appropriate and ethical way
  • apply constructive and structured approaches to complex problem-solving and intervention evaluation even in the face of uncertainties and incomplete information
  • manage personal learning efficiently and effectively through an appreciation of the skills and capabilities needed to apply psychology effectively in work settings.

Teaching and learning

  • supervised time in workshops (online activities): 3 hours
  • practical classess and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word integrated assessment portfolio: 100%

Career Development (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. introduce and evaluate a variety of theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the forms that careers take and the career choices that people make
  2. examine career management interventions from multiple stakeholder perspectives
  3. apply career theory and research to the careers of a range of people in a range of contexts.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • careers in the contexts of different demographic groups
  • changing workforces
  • changing organisations
  • occupational choice
  • different forms of careers
  • determining career success
  • lifelong career development
  • career management
  • interventions in the career process
  • ethical issues in career management.

Learning outcomes

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

  • the key theories and contemporary practices relating to the use of psychological principles to the assessment of individuals' knowledge, skills, abilities, goals and other constructs in a career development context
  • important and influential research-based theories of career and personal development including the application of a range of psychological theories to individual and group-level learning and development
  • the psychological influences on employees' responses to different types of career environments, work cultures and management practices
  • guidelines for development, implementation and evaluation of theory-based problem-solving processes in career contexts including an understanding of key practitioner skills
  • professional codes of conduct including the British Psychological Society (BPS) Code of Conduct, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of conduct, performance and ethics, and other relevant ethical principles and guidelines
  • the applicability (or otherwise) of career theories and practices across countries, cultures, genders and ages.

You will also be able to:

  • critically evaluate knowledge, theory and practice from the careers literature
  • apply key career theories to a range of client issues from a variety of different work settings
  • build strategies for the assessment of career issues through psychological enquiry and critically evaluate the suitability of different strategies for intervention and evaluating impact
  • integrate, evaluate and apply their knowledge of the topics diversity, fairness, gender and culture into the career theories
  • identify and apply a variety of assessment methods to gather evidence relating to important aspects of workers' career choices
  • make appropriate evidence-based and ethical choices about the suitability of a range of practical theory-based techniques used in career management, guidance and counselling
  • use, when appropriate, basic practical skills used by work psychologists when working with clients on career-related issues
  • integrate different activities across the problem-solving cycle (eg assessment, intervention and evaluation of solutions) in an appropriate and ethical way, including the identification of unethical career practices
  • apply constructive and structured approaches to complex problem-solving and intervention evaluation even in the face of uncertainties and incomplete information
  • manage personal learning efficiently and effectively through an appreciation of the skills and capabilities needed to apply psychology effectively in work settings.

Teaching and learning

  • supervised time in workshops: 3 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 115 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word integrated assessment portfolio 100%

Dissertation in Human Resource Management (60 credits)

This module will see you:

  1. plan and conduct an original piece of systematic research to add to the investigation and solution of a defined issue in the area of people management
  2. review how research and theory from the academic field of human resource management (HRM) and cognate social sciences can be applied to the investigation and solution of a defined people management issue, utilising knowledge gained from other modules in your master's programme
  3. write this up in a competent report that seeks to persuade businesses or business partners to change or adopt a particular policy or practice.

Module content

You will select a research topic of your choice from the MSc Human Resource Management curriculum to explore. You will design and conduct an independent project, consisting of primary or secondary data collection. Your findings will then be used to produce a report and inform practical recommendations, and will be supplemented by a self-reflective statement.

Learning outcomes

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

  • how to conduct a critical literature review on a topic related to HRM using relevant academic literature
  • appropriate research methods for investigating HRM related business problems and the strengths and weaknesses of those methods
  • how to undertake analysis of data and present results in a clear and consistent format
  • how to draw conclusions from findings and integrating those with existing literature, whilst recognising also the limitations of the own research.
  • how to draw out the implications of research for the practice of HRM within a realistic time-frame, demonstrating awareness of potential cost and resource implications
  • the ethical issues involved in undertaking research on human subjects
  • how to reflect on own learning during the research process.

You will also be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of existing literature, contemporary policy and practice issues of a chosen project area
  • identify and review relevant literature in a concise and objective manner
  • make recommendations on the basis of this research in a persuasively written report for practitioners
  • make reasoned judgements about the ethical dimensions of HRM research
  • be able to reflect on own learning through the research process
  • identify a suitable project in terms of feasibility and organisational relevance
  • solve problems through the application of theory and evidence
  • effectively plan, design and manage a small scale research project within constrained time-frames
  • communicate and argue for the rationale, design and analysis of a project concisely and coherently.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 5 hours
  • project supervision: 15 hours
  • guided independent study: 580 hours

Assessment

  • 10,000-word dissertation: 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

The main assessment methods used are timed ‘closed book’ examinations, individual coursework assignments, and group coursework assignments including presentations. As part of our ongoing updating process assessment methods may change.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Workshops

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Most large and medium sized organisations employ HR and personnel specialists and the programme aims to prepare our students for professional roles in the global Human Resource community. Graduates will be well equipped to bring expertise to both specialist HR and more general management roles in both private and public sector organisations.

Students are encouraged to become student members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and are then able to attend local branch meetings as well as national events, both of which offer excellent opportunities for networking.

Loughborough University’s Careers Network has a range of resources dedicated for post graduate business students, and can offer both UK and international students advice and guidance on steps to develop their future careers.

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 should be able to:

  • critically analyse and evaluate complex topics
  • formulate arguments from an extensive range of theory and evidence
  • demonstrate effective personal organisation, including time management, independent study, self-direction, decision making, and written and oral communication
  • use effective team working skills including leadership, team building and project management
  • apply logical thinking and problem solving in unstructured situations
  • demonstrate the capacity to reflect critically on own practice and update skills and knowledge through CPD.

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

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification), ideally with a substantial business, management or cognate social science component. Applicants with a 2:2 or from a different discipline may be considered with relevant work experience.

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
£21,900

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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