Full-time MBA

How to apply

We offer a web-based application form to make our process as easy and convenient for you to use as possible. You can return to work on your application over several sessions and your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until you click on the "Submit" button. Only after you submit your completed application will it be available for review by our admissions team.  

In addition to completing the application form you will also be required to submit supporting documentation. Details of these and other requirements are included in your application registration email so please read this carefully. There is also a non-refundable application fee of £80.

We advise our international candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure sufficient time to process visa applications, the final deadline for international applicants will be 19 May 2024.

The typical response time to receive the overall decision on your application is four weeks, but during busier periods may take four to six weeks.

    Application deadlines

    Phase Application deadline Shortlisting decision communicated
    Round 1 8 Oct 2023 30 Oct 2023
    Round 2 14 Jan 2024 12 Feb 2024
    Round 3 1 Apr 2024 22 Apr 2024
    Round 4 (International deadline) 19 May 2024 3 June 2024
    Round 5 31 Jul 2024 5 Aug 2024

    What to consider when completing your application

    While our MBA programmes are diverse in the candidates they attract, we are looking for individuals who embody our Change Maker values and have a passionate drive to make a positive difference. The Change Maker mindset is a way of approaching the world that sets our people apart. Change Makers see the bigger picture, challenge the norm, and have the drive as well as the vision to succeed.

    By considering the following core competencies and evidencing them in your application you will be able to demonstrate how your experience, both personal and professional, has made a positive impact:

    • Strategic Thinking: Thinks broadly and strategically, demonstrating sound commercial acumen
    • Creativity: Open to new ideas, experiences and learning opportunities. You will show clear analytical thinking, getting to the heart of complex problems and identifying innovative and creative solutions
    • Drive for Results: Strong focus on delivering a high-quality service or product. Seeks opportunities for self-development and career advancement. Manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks
    • Personal Impact: Communicates and networks effectively and successfully persuades and influences others. Relates to others in a confident and relaxed manner
    • Leading Others: Initiates action, gives direction and takes responsibility. Supports others and shows respect and positive regard and puts people first.

    Our application process

    1 Request a consultation

    If you want to understand whether you will meet our entry requirements or have any questions about the programme, then you can submit a request for a 1-2-1 consultation.

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    2 Apply

    Our year-round application process means that as soon as you complete your application it will be processed and considered, so there is no reason to delay.

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    3 Apply for a scholarship

    If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship, you’ll need to write a separate essay (up to 500 words) with your application, outlining which scholarship you are applying for, and why you believe you should be awarded a scholarship.

    4 Transcripts

    You will need to provide transcripts of your degree. These should be translated into English and we need to see the original or a certified/attested hard copy. If you are unable to send the original/certified copies at the same time as submitting your application, then scanned and emailed copies can be accepted temporarily. When sending originals or certified/attested copies we recommend using a tracking service. 

    5 References

    We require two professional references including one from your line manager but if you have left education within the last five years, you can provide one academic and one professional reference. Referees should be able to comment on your academic or business acumen and one reference should ideally be from a current line manager. We do not accept references from family members or friends. 

    6 Interviews

    Your application will be reviewed by the selection committee, at which point you may be invited for interview. Interviews are conducted either face-to-face or via Microsoft Teams. The duration of your interview will be approximately 60 minutes. Your interview will be conducted by a member of the Recruitment team, Careers Plus team or one of our academics. 

    7 Receive your offer letter

    If you are made an offer, you will receive a formal letter with the full details of your programme, plus any relevant scholarship award confirmation if your application for funding has been successful. 

    You'll also be invited to join our app-based MBA community platform, where you'll meet and network with fellow offer holders.

    8 Reply to your offer

    If you have received an offer - congratulations! You must respond by the deadline stipulated in the Offer Letter to accept your place on the programme.