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Postgraduate entry requirements 

We consider applicants on the basis of academic merits as well as English language proficiency. Although the entry requirements for our masters degrees vary depending on the course, as a general rule, you are expected to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Evidence of relevant personal, professional and education experience may also be taken into consideration.

Admissions Policy 

Your exam grades are very important to us. We use exam grades in prioritising applicants, but other things count as well.

We look at a range of other factors and aim to give everyone an equal opportunity to show their achievements.

We treat everyone on an individual basis.

We receive more applications than places we have. This means that even if you have the right grades for a course, you might not be offered a place.

Admissions staff for a course may make one standard offer to all applicants or they may vary the offer. This means that some applicants may be made a higher offer and some may be made a lower offer for the same course, depending on their other achievements.

The subjects/experience required for entry can be found in the table below:

Masters course Subjects/experience required
Business 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc

Open to all disciplines, plus applicants should better describe their particular interest in entrepreneurship (e.g. intention to start their own business in the future, intention to work in an entrepreneurial/innovation-driven firm, intention to take over their family business, etc.) in the personal statement.

Finance and Investment MSc

Applicants need sufficient finance and accounting modules/degree.

Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting) MSc 

 

Applicants must have demonstrated a basic knowledge in accounting either through the completion of Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting courses, or through passing the ICAEW examination in Accounting.

For international applicants, Chinese language level of HSK4 or above, subject to further assessment.

Interview may also be required due to limited places.

International Business MSc

Open to all disciplines except for Business or Management.

International Management MSc

Needs a business degree such as management, business studies, marketing, economics, accounting and finance.

International Management (Business Analytics) MSc 

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree which includes substantial mathematical/statistical content, such as management, business studies, economics, accounting, finance, engineering, computer science, mathematics and statistics. 

International Management (Marketing) MSc

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in a related subject, such as management, business studies, marketing, economics, accounting, finance and communications.

Economics

Finance and Investment (Economics, Money and Finance) MSc 

2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content.

Engineering

Geospatial Engineering with Building Information Modelling(BIM) MSc

Normally a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject (Geomatics, Geosciences, Geography, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Built Environment, Construction Management, Surveying, computer science or closely related degrees) including pass in Math in GAOKAO or equivalent

Education and English 
International Higher Education MA 2:1 or equivalent in any subject and a minimum of 1 year's work experience in the field of education for applicants on a part-time basis

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)MA

2:1 or equivalent in any subject. Full-time only.

All case need to be interviewed by admission tutor with qualified IELTS (overall 6.5 with each element no less than 6.0). Applicant's CV and an academic writing sample should be provided.

Applied Linguistics MA

2:1 or equivalent in any subject.

All case need to be interviewed by admission tutor with qualified IELTS (overall 6.5 with each element no less than 6.0). Applicant's CV and an academic writing sample should be provided.

Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English MA

2:1 or equivalent in any subject. Applicants may be required to attend for interview and aptitude tests before admission to the programme if their linguistic and intellectual suitability for the programme is not apparent from their qualifications.

International Communications 

International Communications Studies MA

2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

International Studies 

International Relations and World History MA

2:1 or equivalent in any subject.

International Relations and International Business MA

2:1 or equivalent in any subject.