Supporting documents


Before you apply make sure you check the list below and include the necessary supporting documents with your application.

Statement of purpose

  • Tell us why you are interested in the course you are applying for and how it will impact on your future.
  • Tell us what makes you stand out as an exceptional candidate for the course

Your statement should be no more than one page. It helps us to assess how well you are able to articulate your goals, motivations and values, and your writing and reasoning abilities.

Try to make it interesting and reflect your personality - we have to read a lot of them!

Academic Transcript and Degree Certificate

You will need to submit a copy of your official transcript as part of the application process. The transcript must include the modules and grades that you have obtained to date.

If you have already graduated, you will need to supply a copy of your degree certificate along with your final degree transcript confirming the title of your award, your final grade and date of completion. If your degree certificate and transcript are not in English, you will need to attach an official certified translation.

You do not need to send original copies of your degree certificate and transcripts during the application process. If your application is successful, you will need to bring the original documents with you when you register on the course in September.

Academic references

You will need to submit two academic reference letters in support of your application. These should be from someone who has taught you during your undergraduate studies.

If you graduated more than two years ago you may submit one academic reference and one professional reference.

The references must be signed by your referee and on letterheaded paper from the institution you are studying/studied at. The letter should include your referee's contact details including a professional email address as the Admissions Team may contact your referee for verification.

The reference should include the following information:

  • Length of time the referee has known you and in what capacity
  • Your referee's assessment of your level of performance and your results or expected results
  • Your potential to succeed on the Masters course you have applied to and your motivation and intellectual capacity
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • English language ability where English is not your first language
  • Any other relevant information in support of the application

If you have not already uploaded your references with your other application documents, please submit this directly to us at
Please include your student ID number in your email.

Note: Alliance MBS does not require you to submit the Referee Report Forms as we will be able to assess your application for one of our taught Masters courses from the written references.


Submit a CV if you have more than two years' postgraduate work experience.

Final Year Modules - Applicants for Finance Related Programmes Only

If you are still studying and wish to apply for one of our finance-related courses, please provide details of the modules you are studying in your final year.

This will be in addition to a copy of your official academic transcript including the modules and grades that you have obtained to date.

University Grading Scale

If you are studying outside the UK, please provide the grading scale from the university where you are studying.

Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership - MSc Organisational Psychology Applicants Only

To be admitted on to the MSc Organisational Psychology course, your first degree must be recognised as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). You will need to provide evidence that you have GBC, or are eligible for GBC, with your application.

You can check your eligibility here

If you are not eligible for GBC, you may wish to consider our MSc Business Psychology

Proof of English language ability

If English is not your first language, you are required to take an English test to prove your level of proficiency. A decision on your application will not be made until you submit your English language evidence.

Find out more about language requirements

Copy of passport

If you are an international student who requires a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need to submit a copy of your passport with your application.