Application FAQs


1. How do I apply?

You need to apply for our Masters courses using our online application form. For further information visit the How to apply page.

2. Is there an application fee?

Some of our courses require you to pay a non-refundable application fee of £60.00 (pounds sterling). For more information check our Fees and funding page.

Your application will not be considered until we receive the payment.

3. Is there a deadline for applications?

The application process opens on 1 October each year for entry the following September. We operate a rolling admissions process so there are no deadlines to apply for our courses. However, we strongly advise you to apply as early as possible as places are limited. Once a course reaches capacity it will become necessary for us to close it to further applications.

For updates on course availability check the 'Admissions update' section of the How to apply page.

4. Can I apply for more than one course?

Yes, you can apply for more than one course. If an application fee is required, only one application fee (£60 non-refundable) should be paid when applying for multiple courses.

5. What should I include with my application?

You can find details of what to include with your application on our Supporting documents page.

6. What do I do if my academic credentials are not from a UK institution?

You can check our international entry requirements here.

If your degree certificate and transcript are not in English, you will need to have them translated and stamped by an official translation company.

7. How do I know if a language test score is required?

8. Can I take a pre-sessional English course?

Details about the pre-sessional English courses, including eligibility, can be found here.

9. Can I apply before I have completed my degree or taken my English test?

You can apply before you have completed your degree, but you will need to include up-to-date transcripts with your application.

If you submit your application without an English language test score, we will be able to process the application, but won't be able to make an offer until we see evidence of your language ability. We will contact you to confirm that we have received your English language test score and if you meet the minimum requirements, we will be able to send you an offer for your chosen course (subject to places available).

It is important that you tell us the date of your test or the test score result.

10. What happens to my application once it has been received?

Once your online application has been submitted you will receive an acknowledgement from the Central University Admissions Team. At this stage you will be assigned a seven-digit ID number that you must quote on all further correspondence. You will also receive a further acknowledgement from the Alliance Manchester Business School Admissions Office.

11. How long does it take for a decision to be made on my application?

Once we receive your application, along with all of the required supporting documents, we will usually contact you within two weeks with a decision. We will not be able to make any decisions on your application if you do not submit all of the required supporting documents.

12. What happens if I am accepted onto my chosen course?

If you are offered a place on one of our Masters courses we will send a copy of your offer letter by email.

13. If my application is successful, can I defer my offer?

To defer your place, you will need to write to your Admissions Officer to request a deferral. Deferrals are only permitted for a maximum of one year and the decision is at the discretion of the Admissions Manager. A deposit of £1,000 is required to hold a place for the following year.

14. Where can I find further information about the cost of living in Manchester?

Information about the cost of living in Manchester can be found here

For information on accommodation costs only, and the types of accommodation available, see the Accommodation Office website.

15. When can I apply for accommodation?

You can apply for University accommodation as soon as you have received an offer to study with us. Details of how to apply and what is available to you can be found on the Accommodation Office website.

You can also find lots of useful information about both University and private accommodation on The University of Manchester Crucial Guide

16. When can I start the course?

All of the Masters courses at Alliance Manchester Business School start in September each year.

Key semester dates

17. Where can I find the semester dates?

The semester dates can be found here

If your question hasn't been answered by one of the above responses, please contact the Masters Admissions Team >>